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Dental Restoration Made Easy with Our New CEREC Machine

Monday March 25, 2013 by
Melissa Brown, DDS

Let’s be honest; no one wants to go to the dentist and be told that restoration work is necessary. Here at our Grove City area dental office, we know our heartbeats quicken when our thoughts jump to worst case scenarios. All our childhood imaginations of the dentist office come to light; whirling drills, grinding saws, and long needles injected into our gum lines. Our adult imaginations even kick in as we think about multiple visits, expensive bills, and the inconvenience and discomfort of it all. Let’s take a step back for a minute and see if we can alleviate some of these fears.

What exactly is dental restoration?

Dental restoration is the term used to describe the repairing of the function, integrity and beauty of tooth structure. It includes things like repairing chipped or discolored teeth, root canals, and crown work. In earlier times, this sort of work would be inconvenient and expensive, requiring multiple visits. That’s no longer the case with the latest technology, called CEREC Omnicam.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction. This technologically advanced system can be used for a full range of dental restorations, from crowns and fillings to chipped and discolored teeth. The system uses a handheld Omnicam, allowing continuous capture of the oral cavity to provide a 3D, full color model of tooth structure. A precise, detailed and clear image of tooth structure provides more clinical confidence, ensuring that the best approach and solutions are used to address specific dental restoration needs.

At Murray Hill, Dr. Brown then uses a strong, tooth colored ceramic material to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty and function. She uses materials that closely match the composition of your natural teeth, bonding them to your tooth so that all possible healthy tissue can be saved.

With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single office visit, rather than the multiple visits required with earlier techniques. With less drilling and fewer injections, patients can feel less overwhelmed by the prospect of dental restoration. At Murray Hill Dental, we believe that CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just detailed and convenient; it is the most healthy approach to dental restoration.

If you live in or around the Galloway, Lincoln Village, Grove City, or general Columbus area, give us a call or email us to learn more. We look forward to hearing from you!

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