CEREC allows his practice to offer a tremendous level of service to all patients. Instead of taking two or three weeks to create and implement a crown, Dr. Leonard Tau and the Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence is able to do so in a single appointment. The patient will be able to leave the same day with a fully constructed dental crown(s).
Prior to CEREC in Philadelphia and in his practice, fabricating a dental crown was much more complicated. To do so, Dr. Tau took a digital impression of the tooth using another piece of dental technology called the Itero. That digital information allowed a model to be milled and then sent to his dental laboratory where a crown was fabricated in about 2 weeks. During the two weeks the patient would wear a plastic temporary that was fabricated prior to dismissing the patient from the appointment. At times this temporary could loosen and dislodge requiring another visit to have it recemented.
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. CEREC uses special imaging technology to get an accurate digital representation of the patient's tooth. Using specialized software, Dr. Tau then is able to design a crown that will fit perfectly within the patient's tooth. An on-site milling machine is then used to physically create the crown, allowing Dr. Tau to permanently attach to the patient's tooth. The ceramic material used to create the crown or filling expands and contracts as natural teeth do. Because of this, there is no danger of cracking. Furthermore, they are neither too hard nor too soft. There is no undue wear and the patient will not need to replace them time and again as one might with older crown or filling technology. They also accurately represent the visual aesthetic of natural teeth. The crown is ready for placement in as little has 1 1/2 hours and looks and feels like a natural tooth.
The Cerec Omnicam has the following advantages compared to earlier version of the camera.
Designed for Access:
Slim, rounded camera tube allows easy rotation of the camera in the intraoral space. The tiny camera tip guarantees the best lens positioning anywhere in the mouth.
Color Streaming for Confidence:
As the camera moves over teeth, a photorealistic image is displayed in full-color with crisp clarity and impeccable detail delivering a new level of clinical confidence.
Powder Free for Convenience :
No need to apply reflective medium makes capturing images easier and faster than ever—
CEREC Omnicam perfectly balances all requirements for a chairside CAD/CAM camera with operator convenience while introducing another Sirona first – full color. Other new features and benefits:
Records 2D and 3D data, the first intraoral camera to do so
Captures half-arch and full-arch impressions with industry-leading speed
Anti-shake features automatically eliminate substandard images
Provides a uniform field of illumination for increased precision
If you are interested in learning more about what the Cerec Omnicam can do for you please visit our website at www.pcde.com or call and speak to one of our team members at (215) 969-4400.
The Pennsylvania Center for Dental Excellence is a full-service dentist office, providing general dentistry and cosmetic dentistry services to the Philadelphia -area patients. This includes such services as:
• Dental hygiene and teeth cleaning
• Family dentistry
• Dental crowns while you wait
• Endodontics (root canal)
• Porcelain veneers
• Tooth whitening
• Dental implants
• Porcelain fillings
Invisalign and other tooth straightening procedures.