CEREC® BlueCam AC is a revolutionary machine that allows Dr. Brasher & Dr. Josh to custom-fabricate crowns in a single visit, often in less than an hour and a half. This gives you the luxury of receiving the highest quality, most lifelike of all porcelain crowns without the need of a second appointment or ill-fitting temporary crown. CEREC® gives you the freedom to be in, out, and on with your busy life in one appointment. Dr. Brasher was one of the first dentists in Edmond to use this technology and has been using it since 2006. He has continued to perfect this technique and treatment by taking multiple CEREC® continuing education courses.
CEREC® stands for:
Chair side: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair
Economical: The procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
Restorations: Your tooth is restored to its natural beauty, function, and strength
Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth colored
Ceramic: High-strength ceramic porcelains are used to match to your natural tooth structure
We know your time is precious, and that is why we offer CEREC® 3D restorations. By using the CEREC® system, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, inlay, or onlay. There is no need for the delay of a second appointment or the headache of a temporary crown. Want to know how the CEREC® system works? First, Dr. Brasher or Dr. Josh will perform an examination to determine the appropriate type of crown that you need. It could be a partial crown or a full coverage crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure is remaining. Next, the area will be numbed and the tooth prepared for restoration by removing decayed/weakened tooth structure. After the tooth is prepared, a Digital 3-D Optical Impression will be taken using CEREC® patented Blue Cam.
We coat the tooth with a non-toxic, tasteless powder, and then take the 3-D picture impression. The Optical Impression process will only take a few seconds and then you can watch as we custom design your restoration using the CEREC® 3D computer program. Within a few minutes, the restoration design is sent to a separate milling machine in the office. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine and cut (milled) to the exact specifications of your previous tooth before the decay occurred. This ensures that the fit of your crown will be accurate. About 10-15 minutes later, your all-porcelain, tooth-colored restoration is completed and ready to be cemented into place. The restoration will then be polished and bonded to the already-prepared tooth. After the process is complete, your tooth is restored with no need for a second appointment. We know your time is valuable and hope the addition of the revolutionary CEREC® 3D system will add some of that time back to your hectic schedule.
In some instances, a conventional crown is the best choice to repair your tooth.
How long does it take?
Fitting a conventional crown requires at least two visits to our office. On your first visit, we will remove decay, shape the tooth, and fit it with a temporary crown. On the subsequent visit, we will remove the temporary crown and then fit and adjust the permanent crown. The final step is to cement that permanent crown into place and send you on your way with a new, beautiful-looking tooth.
A bridge is a permanent, dental restoration used to replace missing teeth between natural teeth. The natural teeth on either side of the missing teeth are crowned and attached to an artificial tooth in the middle called a pontic. Bridges are permanently cemented into place and can only be removed by a dental professional.
How is a bridge attached?
The attachment procedure usually takes two appointments. At the first appointment, Dr. Brasher or Dr. Josh will prepare the teeth on either side of the gap by removing a portion of the enamel and dentin. Precision is a must to ensure a correct bite and to match the opposing tooth, so impressions of the teeth are taken and sent to the lab where the bridge will be fabricated. A temporary bridge that is constructed in our office will be temporarily cemented in place while the permanent bridge is being made. At the next appointment, the bridge is cemented into place replacing the gap.
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