At AHSmiles, Dr. Brent Engelberg is dedicated to offering his patients the best dental services that modern dentistry has to offer. In the past, patients who have come in needing dental restorations would have to wait until the following visit to receive their permanent dental restoration. With CEREC technology, our Arlington Heights dentist office can create dental restorations during your visit, meaning Dr. Engelberg has the ability to design, fabricate and place a dental restoration all within a single visit. Learn more about CEREC technology and what this means for you as a patient below:
What is CEREC?
“CEREC” stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. It is a piece of equipment and software that uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-visit dental restorations for patients. With CEREC Same-Day Dentistry, patients can look forward to the following benefits:
- Natural-looking dental restorations
- Durable ceramic materials
- Metal-free dental restorations
- Long-lasting results
In addition to creating same-day dental crowns, CEREC can be used to create dental veneers, inlays, and onlays. Patients love CEREC same-day dentistry because it prevents them from needing to return to the dentist office at a later date to complete their dental restoration. Within one appointment, Dr. Engelberg can assess your needs, design your dental restoration, create your dental restoration, and place your dental restoration for maximum patient convenience.
How does CEREC work?
To begin, Dr. Engelberg will scan your affected tooth and use the CEREC software to create a 3-D digital image. He will use this 3-D image to design a dental restoration that is customized to your smile. This image will be sent to our in-office milling system where your custom dental restoration will be fabricated. CEREC dental restorations are made of high-quality porcelain, with no need for temporaries or impressions trays. Once the restoration is complete, Dr. Engelberg will polish it and place it. With CEREC technology, the dental restorations are made with a greater degree of accuracy and allow Dr. Engelberg the on-site ability to make adjustments to ensure a comfortable fit.
Schedule An Appointment
Our Arlington Heights dentist office is here for you when you need us the most. No matter what dental concern you may be dealing with, we encourage you to schedule an appointment if you are in need of care. Our office is equipped with the technology and expertise needed to restore your smile efficiently and effectively. We look forward to seeing you soon.