Modern Dentistry Powered By CEREC
At Herndon Dental Arts, we believe in moving with the times. Therefore, we tap into the dental technology we trust to help us provide the superior dental care we aim to offer our patients. CEREC is an in-office system that allows us to create long-lasting ceramic crowns, inlays, and onlays, in just a single visit to the dentist in Herndon. In just one visit, we can maximize technology to prepare your tooth and make a dental prosthesis right here in our office.
A Healthier Smile in Less Time
We value our patients’ time, so with CEREC, there is no need for multiple visits, temporary crowns, or a long wait for your permanent fixing. An added benefit is that we don’t need to take any messy impressions that make your jaw ache, this is all done digitally so the process is far more comfortable.
To get your single-visit custom crowns and more, it’s a simple process and takes just a few hours as it’s all completed right here in our dental practice in Herndon:
1. We capture an image of your tooth with a digital camera.
2. A 3D model of the restoration is created on the chairside computer screen.
3. The restoration is fabricated from a ceramic block on our in-office milling machine — you can even watch! It usually takes around an hour for the restoration to be created.
4. Your dentist will insert the custom-fit restoration during the same visit.
A trusted technology developed by a world leader in dental solutions, CEREC crowns offer lasting results that look and feel like your natural teeth. They also closely match the hardness of a real tooth which reduced the likelihood of any wear and tear. The advanced technology also allows us to preserve as much of the healthy tooth as possible and only replace what is really necessary.
If you have severely decayed or damaged teeth, crowns will be required. Ceramic crowns virtually eliminate gum irritation and impaired taste that is an issue that often occurs with conventional metal crowns.
Ceramic Inlays and Onlays
In addition to crowns, CEREC is used to develop ceramic fillings to offer a more natural-looking and higher quality alternative to ordinary gold, amalgam, and composite resin fillings.