Receiving the news that you’re going to need some dental work is often more than just dread-inducing, it’s an inconvenience. How many appointments will you need? Will you need to take time off from work? Will the procedure be uncomfortable? At SmileSolutions, dental restorations such as CEREC onlays/inlays can be successfully completed during a single visit.
Our Cutting-Edge Dental Technology
Using the most sophisticated equipment available, our patients can leave our office with state-of-the-art single visit restorations. Our digital 3D scanner provides us with crystal clear images in a matter of seconds, reducing the time it takes to plan and begin treatment.
Our Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC®) is a comprehensive system that combines a number of computer-assisted design (CAD) tools as well as a ceramic milling machine. Utilizing scans and the CEREC system allows us to create 3D images of the prepared tooth in order to design and create a customized restoration. The milling device then manufactures a unique ceramic or porcelain dental device based on the specifications of the 3D design in no more than 15 to 30 minutes.
Our upgraded scanner even enables us to visualize jaw movements in 3D, which allows us to successfully evaluate and treat even the most complex anatomical issues. The remarkable image quality allows for in-depth assessment of internal and external structures, which provides faster and more accurate diagnosis that can be reviewed in real-time with the patient to ensure comfort and confidence with the proposed procedures.
What to Expect During a Single Visit Restorations Appointment
Whether you need a crown, white fillings, veneers, onlays, or inlays, SmileSolutions can offer durable dental restorations thanks to our CEREC system and scanning technology. During your single visit, Drs. Nel and Redelinghuys will assess your unique needs and dental anatomy with highly detailed images.
Once the images have been taken, they will prepare the existing tooth structure for the restoration, which may involve shaving off decayed or damaged enamel and dentin, while preserving the healthy structures to create a foundation. They will then take digital impressions and design the final dental restoration via computer.
The exact specifications of the restoration will be transmitted to the on-site mill, which will fabricate the crown or dental restoration using a ceramic block that matches the color of your teeth to ensure a seamless appearance. Drs. Nel and Redelinghuys will make any necessary adjustments to the restoration before it is polished and cemented to the tooth. Once complete, the patient can leave after a single visit with perfectly prepared and fitted dental restorations that look and feel like real teeth.
The Benefits of Single Restorations
Our revolutionary dental technology and equipment provides more than just the convenience of needing one appointment to get a perfect smile. Our scanners and CEREC system offer the following benefits as well:
- Less costly and time-consuming care
- No need for temporary restorations between visits
- Less painful, nerve-wracking injections
- Preservation of natural tooth structure and healthy teeth
- Durable, long-lasting restorations, which last more than 10 years
- No metal restorations
- Natural-looking results
- Biocompatible dental materials
Don’t let another day go by without getting the dental care you need to restore your teeth to their strongest and healthiest state. Whether repairing damage caused by trauma or tooth decay, or replacing metal fillings, a beautiful smile can be safely achieved with just one appointment at SmileSolutions.