Dr. Shaochen Liu Restores Jenkintown, PA Smiles More Efficiently With CEREC Technology
If you have cracked, decaying or damaged teeth, or you want to revitalize your smile with a complete makeover, Jenkintown, PA’s Dr. Shaochen Liu has exciting information to share with you. For many of Dr. Liu’s patients, CEREC (http://www.jenkintownsmiles.com/
CEREC uses computer aided design (CAD/CAM) technology to create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and, veneers in just minutes. The technology itself may be more familiar to patients as the same computer aided design that’s used to create special effects in films, but such advancements can actually be applied for more reliable, accelerated fabrication of tooth restoratives. For years, impressions and laboratory fabrications were essential to completing a crown, inlay, onlay or set of veneers. This meant a minimum of two separate appointments, as well as a wait for laboratory shipment. CEREC eliminates such inconvenience. In as little as an hour, CEREC enables Dr. Liu to prep, plan and place your custom restorative. Additionally, CEREC restorations differ from that of laboratory restorations, due to the fact that they are made of porcelain that is compressed rather than layered; the result is much stronger crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers.
To give you a better idea of what to expect during your restoration procedure, here’s how CEREC is utilized in Dr. Shaochen Liu’s, Jenkintown, PA office. First, all tooth decay is removed from the site of your restoration. Dr. Liu will then shape the tooth or teeth for purposes of capturing a digital image, from which your crown, veneer or other restorative will be created. The area will be sprayed with a special powder that allows the camera to capture a detailed, 3D image of the restoration site. With this image, Dr. Shaochen digitally crafts the custom restorative and prompts CEREC to begin the milling process. In about fifteen minutes, your new crown, inlay, onlay or veneer is complete and ready for placement.
Dr. Shaochen Liu understands that some patients may still have questions about how CEREC can help their unique smile restoration needs. She invites you to visit her Jenkintown, PA practice for a complete consultation.
For more information on CEREC, visit http://www.jenkintownsmiles.com/