The amazing technology available at Elite Dental of Staten Island has granted our patients the ability to have exceptional treatment, often in a single visit.
We are able to offer procedures that were previously multiple visit treatments, such as porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays in one appointment. One amazing piece of technology has allowed us to accomplish these procedures in a single, time saving visit.
Our CEREC system and computer allows us to take an impression with a special optical scanner, with no messy impression materials needed. The porcelain restoration is fabricated in the office by our CEREC milling machine. This can be accomplished in less than 15 minutes after the scan is done.
Our New Patient Experience
The dental health of our patients is thoroughly evaluated during our new patient experience. We use digital photographic and x-ray technology to display this information on high resolution LCD monitors in our treatment rooms.
CEREC has helped millions of smiles around the world.
CEREC enables us to quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable porcelain material. This material is closest to the natural esthetics of tooth enamel than any other material on earth. CEREC is an acronym for Chair-side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
What are the main advantages of CEREC?
First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour. With CEREC there is no need for us to make an impression and send it to the lab. We will not inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit. Secondly, the restoration is natural looking because it is made of tooth colored porcelain. It is metal-free. The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.
A step by step approach to CEREC
After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your tooth for the restoration, similar to traditional treatment methods. Your tooth will be coated with a safe tasteless powder. CEREC then uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression. The digital image replaces the physical impression required in traditional procedures. No more waiting while a tray of impression material hardens in your mouth.
Computer Aided Design
State-of-the-art CAD software allows us to design every precise detail of your restoration with the accuracy you have come to expect. The software allows us to customize the shape of the restoration to exactly fit your specific clinical needs.
Mill & Place
While you wait, exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create your restoration. This takes on average of 10 minutes. The new restoration is then fitted, polished, and bonded for permanence. Your tooth is restored back to its natural form, function, and beauty.
The CEREC system and computer software allow us to take an impression of your mouth with the use of a special optical scanner. We are then able to fabricate a porcelain restoration in the office with the CEREC milling machine in as little as 15 minutes. The technology is very useful in completing procedures like porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays in just one appointment. By using the CEREC system, we are able to save a considerable amount of time and provide treatments in a single visit, instead of multiple appointments.
Before we take an impression, we will begin by examining your tooth and determining the best course of treatment. We will then prepare your tooth for restoration in much the same way as the traditional method. We will coat your tooth in a tasteless powder, and then use the CEREC system to create an optical impression. Because the system uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera, we can use the digital image, rather than the physical impression required in traditional procedures. There is no need for messy impression materials, and the process is completed quickly.
Once we have taken an impression of your tooth, and the software has allowed us to design your restoration, the design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to fabricate your restoration. The process of creating your restoration only takes around 10 minutes. Once it has been made, your new restoration is then fitted, polished, and bonded for permanence. When your restoration has been placed, you can enjoy restored form and function. Your damaged tooth will be repaired with durable porcelain material that looks completely natural.