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Experience The Future Of Dentistry – CEREC

Posted in Dental Technology by UK Dental Tourism on December 18, 2010
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Just as in other fields of healthcare and the wider world, technology is having an incredible effect on the world of dentistry. A new technology called Cerec is revolutionising the way dental treatments are being carried out and offer a glimpse into the future of dentistry.

Cerec utilises CAD/CAM technology, which stands for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture and is vastly improving both the speed and quality of dental treatment. Cerec technology has been made possible by the development in other areas, such as digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging. This allows dentists to create an exact image of the patient’s teeth, which they can see instantly on their computer screen. Using this image, they can then design veneers, crowns and inlays that can then be manufactured in a fraction of the time.

The manufacturing process also utilises the incredible powers of computer technology. Whereas in the past a crown would need to be manufactured in the lab by building up layer upon layer of enamel, a Cerec crown can be milled form a single block in as little as six minutes. This incredibly means that you can go into a  dentist’s surgery and have a crown designed, manufactured and installed in the same appointment. For a procedure that could take as long as a month from start to finish in the past, this chair-side surgery represents a huge leap forward.

It is also possible to use Cerec technology to create a whole row of dental veneers that can completely transform a smile. Your  dentist is now using Cerec technology to treat patients. Make an appointment to find out if you can benefit from the new technology.

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Dental Restorations With CEREC Technology

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on September 5, 2010
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Just as in other fields of healthcare and the wider world, technology is having an incredible effect on the world of dentistry. Our dentists are always looking to use new technology to improve the standard of dental treatment. New devices and tools are being developed all the time aiming to make treatment more effective and efficient, not to mention more comfortable for the patient. One of the most incredible new dentistry tools to have been developed is Cerec. This is a revolutionary new system of making dental crowns, veneers and inlays that is set to change the face of dentistry.Cerec is revolutionising the way dental treatments are being carried out and offer a glimpse into the future of dentistry.

Cerec utilises CAD/CAM technology, which stands for computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacture and is vastly improving both the speed and quality of dental treatment. Cerec technology has been made possible by the development in other areas, such as digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging. This allows dentists to create an exact image of the patient’s teeth, which they can see instantly on their computer screen. Using this image, they can then design veneers, crowns and inlays that can then be manufactured in a fraction of the time.

The manufacturing process also utilises the incredible powers of computer technology. Whereas in the past a crown would need to be manufactured in the lab by building up layer upon layer of enamel, a Cerec crown can be milled form a single block in as little as six minutes. This incredibly means that you can go into a dentist’s surgery and have a crown designed, manufactured and installed in the same appointment. For a procedure that could take as long as a month from start to finish in the past, this chair-side surgery represents a huge leap forward.

It is also possible to use Cerec technology to create a whole row of dental veneers that can completely transform a smile. Your dentist is now using Cerec technology to treat patients. Make an appointment to find out if you can benefit from the new technology at 07974106163

 

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Porcelain Veneers For You Dream smile

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on August 28, 2010
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There are many dental problems that can spoil the appearance of the teeth and make people ashamed of their smiles. In some cases this can be the source of real emotional problems that affects self-confidence and self-esteem but there are ways to improve your smile with various cosmetic dentistry treatments.

As you may have seen on one of the many TV makeover shows on our screens in recent years, porcelain veneers are capable of completely transforming the teeth and creating stunning healthy looking smiles. These are thin ceramic shells that fit over the top of the existing teeth restoring the size, color and shape of damaged teeth. This damage could have occurred as the result of discoloration, worn enamel or even structural damage to the teeth.

The veneers are made of porcelain and will be specially designed to compliment your mouth and smile. Your dentist will construct the veneers according to dental mould or digital x-rays taken at an earlier appointment. Modern fabrication techniques have radically shortened the time it takes to make veneers and the finished product is now of a superior quality.

In the past, porcelain veneers took several weeks to manufacture in the lab after several appointments to measure and design had been carried out. This involved lengthy and uncomfortable dental moulds and rounds of x-rays, but in recent years new technology called Cerec has revolutionised the way that veneers are designed and manufacturedCerec utilises CAD/CAM technology, meaning computer aided design, computer aided manufacture. With the aid of new technology such as digital x-rays and three-dimensional imaging the dentist is now able to design the veneers on a computer screen before instructing a computer to sculpt the veneers from specially chosen porcelain. This has drastically reduced the time you will need to spend in the surgery and made treatment a lot more pleasant.

The veneers are cemented in place using dental bonding, a resin substance that is very hard wearing, adding another layer of protection to the teeth. The ceramic itself is also very tough and will protect the teeth from further damage. You may have seen the incredible effects possible using the latest veneer techniques on one of the many TV makeover shows that populate our screens at the moment.

Porcelain is such a good choice for veneers as it very closely resembles actual tooth enamel even to the point of being slightly transparent.These look and feel just like real teeth and with the right care and attention will last up to twenty years before they need replacing. Not only will they look great but they will also protect the teeth from external damage by plaque and bacteria.This means that not only will your teeth look and feel great, but they will also look very realistic. Find out more about veneers at your dentist the next time you go for a check up appointment.

CEREC technology revolutionises dental restorations

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on January 20, 2010
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CEREC is a state-of-the-art dental restoration product that has allowed dentists to use computer-aided technology to produce ceramic inlays and crowns. Utilising new technologies such as 3D imaging, digital x-rays and CAD/CAM, CEREC has allowed teeth restorations to be carried out in only a single visit to a dentist rather than taking several appointments.

CEREC works by creating a digital three-dimensional image of the patient’s mouth that can be stored on a computer. This image can then be used to design a computer-generated approximation of the ceramic tooth or inlay. When satisfied with the approximation, the dentist can sculpt the restoration from a single piece of porcelain using a diamond head cutter under computer control.

This new technology has several distinct advantages. First and foremost is the time and effort saved by both patient and dentist as fewer appointments and less manufacturing is needed to fit the restoration. CEREC technology also limits the need for enamel removal because of the increased degrees of accuracy involved using computer-guided technology. Also, because the crown or inlay can be milled from a single piece of porcelain it preserves a greater degree of strength than layered or pressed ceramics.The ability to store any design and manufacturing information on a computer means that any subsequent alterations or replacements can be easily manufactured without further imaging.

Performance Of CAD/CAM Restorations :CEREC

CEREC is a dental restoration product that allows a dental practitioner to produce an indirect ceramic dental restoration using a variety of computer assisted technologies, including 3D photography and CAD/CAM. With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single sitting with the patient, rather than the multiple sittings required with earlier techniques. Additionally, with the latest software and hardware updates, crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays can be prepared, using different types of ceramic material.CAD/CAM stands for computer aided design/computer aided manufacture and is causing a revolution in the world of manufacturing. These similar technologies are now being used to great effect in the world of dentistry. This has improved the cosmetic results for the patients and enabled the dentist to work more efficiently and reduced the need to see the patient on as many occasions.

The 3D representation of the mouth the computer is able to replicate allows it to build an exact ceramic copy of the drawings, so the crown will fit perfectly in the mouth. This greatly reduces the possibility for the teeth to shift after the procedure. The smaller space between teeth also reduces the risk of possible post-procedural infection. Because the CAD/CAM replications are so accurately sized it means they are often stronger, which has allowed dentists to reduce the amount of metal needed to sure up any restoration work.The treating dentist prepares the tooth being restored either as a crown, inlay, onlay or veneer. The tooth is then coated with a white powder, imaged by a 3D imaging camera and uploaded to the CEREC computer. Using the proprietary CEREC software in various modes, a restoration can be designed to restore the tooth to its appropriate form and function. This data on this restoration is stored in a file and is sent via wireless serial transmission or direct wiring to a milling machine. The restoration can then be milled out of a solid ceramic or composite block. Milling time varies from as little as four minutes to as long as twenty depending on the complexity of the restoration and the age of the milling unit.

The use of CAD/ CAM technology does not necessarily mean that the procedure will be prohibitively expensive, providing the dentist has all the necessary equipment in office.Our dentists using CAD/CAM technology are at the cutting edge of dentistry and are capable of producing cosmetically stunning dental repairs using the very latest technological equipment.

CEREC Crowns

Posted in Cosmetic Dentistry by UK Dental Tourism on October 28, 2009
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While dental crowns are one of our most common procedures, they are also one of the procedures offering the most benefit to patients.

Crowns
are a type of dental restoration that when cemented into place, fully cover the portion of the tooth above the gum line. Because a crown encases the entire visible aspect of a tooth, it effectively becomes part of the tooth’s new outer surface.

Crowns can be made out of porcelain, metal or a combination of both. Most patients today prefer porcelain crowns due to their natural appearance.As new technology and materials science has evolved, computers are increasingly becoming a part of crown and bridge fabrication, such as in CAD/CAM technology.The CEREC method of fabricating all-ceramic restorations is by electronically capturing and storing a photographic image of the prepared tooth and, using computer technology, crafting a 3D restoration design that conforms to all the necessary specifications of the proposed inlay, onlay or single-unit crown; there is no impression. After selecting the proper features and making various decisions on the computerized model, the dentist directs the computer to send the information to a local milling machine.

We would generally recommend a crown to restore a tooth to its original shape, to strengthen a tooth or to improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth.We will make an impression of your tooth and a dental laboratory will create the crown. You may wear a temporary crown until the permanent crown is prepared. Once ready, the permanent crown will be cemented onto your tooth. The latest technique being Metal-free restorations where restoration can be placed in an hour. Dr. Goma at Goma dental ,Shimla  can explain how dental crowns can make your teeth look natural and beautiful.


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