Modern CEREC porcelain veneers are most often used to correct chips, discoloration, small gaps, and ridges on your teeth. These minor dental problems are mostly cosmetic. If your teeth and gums are otherwise healthy, then dental veneers might be the perfect choice for you. Dental veneers are a popular choice in cosmetic density, providing a clean and perfected finish.
The CEREC Technology System
Traditionally, veneers required two or more visits to the dentist chair for the complete procedure. This was because dental offices often had to send out to a separate dental laboratory to have veneers constructed before they could place them. This old method required more time, extra visits, and rarely resulted in the exact fit. Fortunately there is a new, modern process.
With the modern CEREC equipment at Richard Bruce D.D.S. you will receive top-quality treatment. All restorations are made with excellent aesthetic materials, and we can complete the entire process in just one appointment. CEREC technology is a time saving, computer-aided procedure. Our dentist, with proper training and machinery, is able to make a digital impression of your teeth and construct the dental restorations on site. The new technology in our office consists of an imaging unit with a camera, corresponding software, and our own milling machine. So, as you can see, with this modern technology we are able to evaluate, prepare and place your veneers with just one visit.
Basic Procedure for CEREC Porcelain Veneers
The dentist will take a digital scan of your teeth and the software will help us construct a perfectly shaped and fitting veneer. Initially we remove a thin layer of the enamel from the surface of your tooth. This will allow space for the veneer. While this is going on your CEREC veneer will be milling. Then, when complete, the dentist will bond your new veneer in place and your new smile will be ready to go.
Advantages of CEREC Porcelain Veneers
- Saves you time and money
- Only requires one in office visit.
- Technology provides an exact fit.
- A temporary porcelain veneer is not required.
- Reduces amount of follow-up work.
Maintaining your Veneers
As you might imagine, getting used to the new surfaces of your teeth may need a bit of an adjustment. Just give it some time. In most cases the size and shape of your teeth will have change and your eating and speaking habits will need to reform. Just be sure to maintain regular dental hygiene. Brush and floss twice a day, taking care to keep your veneers decay free.
If you have any questions, or are struggling with your veneers, contact us for a follow-up appointment.