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Digital Impressions are Here to Save the Day

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What if there were a way of getting your dental impressions done without the messy materials that fill up your mouth and make you want to gag? Great News! Digital Impressions are here to save the day! Dr. Whitehouse is happy to offer digital impressions to her Austin, TX area patients. When you’re ready to have your impressions taken for crowns, implants, or nightguards, Dr. Whitehouse will take digital impressions using a slim handheld camera called the CEREC® Omnicam. The Omnicam scans and maps your teeth and jaw structure in minutes. This tool makes getting dental impressions a breeze.

Why You Should Visit Derby Dental for Dental Impressions

CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:

  • Dr. Whitehouse uses the most advanced method for making impressions of your teeth
  • No more messy, uncomfortable, gooey trays in your mouth
  • Fast, accurate, digital images of your teeth and gums ready in minutes and there for you and Dr. Whitehouse to further discuss.
  • No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
  • Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
  • Metal-free restorations

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What is CEREC®?

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. With CEREC®, the technology is used while you are sitting in the dental chair, which is both economical for you and your dentist. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function. With CEREC®’s CAD-CAM technology, these ceramic restorations can all be done in one single visit to the dentist.

The CEREC® Process

CEREC® uses CAD-CAM technology to design and mill custom restorations during one visit to the dentist. So how does this process work?

  • Exam and Preparation

    Before you get started, your dentist will determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.

  • Optical Impression

    In order to make the desired restoration, a 3-dimensional image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This three-dimensional image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC® 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.

  • Placing the Restoration

    After the restoration is made, it is ready to be tried on to ensure that you get proper fit and bite. When it is ready, the restoration is polished and bonded into place by your dentist. Therefore, no temporary restoration is needed and no return trip is necessary, saving you time and money.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Whitehouse, contact our Austin, TX office today. We would be happy to welcome you to our patient family!

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