CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction and is a sophisticated design system for making high-quality, metal-free dental restorations during one patient's visit. Developed by Sirona, CEREC utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist a dentist in designing a virtual restoration (onlay, inlay, crown, or bridge) without taking impressions. When this technology is combined with a milling unit, Dr. Le can build the actual restoration while you are still in the chair.
After being a "CEREC" doctor for almost a decade, we understand the value and benefits CEREC brings to a practice and a patient. This is why we recently upgraded to the latest and greatest machine, the CEREC AC. This machine allows us to take digital impressions for restorations (no more gagging on impressions!) and make precise restorations that look excellent, fit perfectly, and last a long time. In very little time, all final products are made out of biocompatible, metal-free materials. A typical crown appointment lasts less than 2 hours, and you don't need to return to finish the work. It's all done in one visit.
How long will my appointment take?
Instead of the traditional one-hour or two visits a crown procedure took, we book a single appointment for approximately two hours. Usually, it takes a little less than the entire scheduled time.
What is the advantage of CEREC?
● Convenience Only One Visit – Not Two.● Single Anesthetic Injection – (No need for another shot).● No More Temporary Crowns.● No More Impression.● Everything can be done in the dentist’s office – no lab work.● Stronger.● Better fitting / Better-looking / Longer-lasting.
Do you always use CEREC for crowns?
Yes, we use CEREC for all crowns with most patients for their convenience.
Can I watch the crown design during the process?
Absolutely yes, we welcome you to take photos and video during the crown design and milling process from start to end.
What are the inlays / Onlays procedures?
Dental inlays repair the chewing surface of your tooth. Our office may use dental inlays to repair teeth that have other restoration options, such as a large dental filling. You can have your inlays created of tooth-colored porcelain or composite resin. Most inlays are more durable than composite or amalgam fillings. They are also less expensive than dental crowns.
Your onlays may be made from various materials, including porcelain, gold, and resin. The difference between these three materials is their appearance. It generally takes two visits to complete an onlay.
Fair City Mall Dental Care
Our goal is to take care of all your family’s dental needs in one place while making your patient experience as pleasant as possible. We invite you to schedule a free consultation to find out about the many general and emergency dentistry services we offer in the Fairfax, VA area.