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Fallston MD Dentist

 



 
Fallston MD Dentist
Advanced Technology
CEREC - Single Visit Porcelain Restorations
We are pleased to offer our patients CEREC all porcelain crowns and onlays using computer assisted design and milling (CAD/CAM) technology. CEREC restorations are accurate, durable, and esthetic restorations performed in a single appointment. This eliminates the need to wear temporary crowns and come back for a second appointment to seat the crown.

After determining the necessary treatment, your tooth will be prepared similar to traditional treatments. Your tooth is then coated with a reflective contrast powder and a digital 3D infrared camera takes a picture of your teeth. CEREC 3D software allows us to design your restoration and customize it to your clinical needs. The exact design specifications are sent to our milling machine and your restoration is ready for placement in about 30 minutes. Your ceramic restoration is then polished and bonded permanently into place.

The state-of-the-art CEREC system was developed at the University of Zurich in Switzerland. Over a decade of clinical research and experience supports the CEREC technology. We are excited to be leading the field in the Walla Walla valley with this dental technology.  To learn more about the benefits of CEREC, click here.

Before and After photos of CEREC restorations:
CEREC (Chair side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is the latest way to restore your teeth to their original strength and luster.

CEREC Inlays & Onlays
After decay and old filling material is removed, the individually manufactured ceramic will be fitted exactly. Depending on severity, the whole procedure will last between one and two hours.

Before: Broken down amalgam filling
Final restoration: Cerec ceramic onlay
 

CEREC Crowns
For more heavily compromised teeth, a traditional treatment has been a crown restoration, which can take several separate appointments. Using the CEREC method, crown restoration is completed in a single appointment. No impressions, no temporary crowns, no need for a second injection.

Before: Broken down amalgam filling and multiple hairline cracks present.
Final restoration: Cerec ceramic crown


CEREC Anterior Restorations
Replace old crowns or malpositioned/discolored teeth with beautiful all ceramic crowns in one appointment.

Before: 30 year old porcelain veneer crowns
Final restoration: Cerec ceramic crowns

Why CEREC?
  • Protects and preserves your own tooth’s structural integrity
  • Ceramics are bio-compatible
  • Only one appointment
  • Perfect looks, comfort and quality
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Unquestionably the most cost effective restoration we have available today.
Diagnodent - Laser Cavity Detector
Detecting cavities is sometimes challenging because the disease process can start through microscopic defects in the hard surface enamel and can readily spread into the softer tooth structure beneath the surface. The external surface may appear normal and the decay can be hidden on x-rays and manual probing of the tooth. Diagnodent allows us to locate hidden decay with a laser light, and with treatment, stop the spread of disease before it destroys the tooth from within.

We use a pen like probe and glide over tooth surfaces to check the health of the tooth. A number scale and an alarm signals the operator when there are signs of hidden decay. This new technology is completely safe and pain free.

Schick Digital X-ray system and Digital Doc photos
By switching to digital imaging, we are able to produce sharp clear images on our in-operatory computers in seconds. We can discuss the image with our patients, make a diagnosis and recommend treatment with the help of this technology. We are pleased to say that the use of digital x-rays reduces the amount of radiation exposure to our patients by 90%.

Planmeca ProMax Panoramic X-ray

PLANMECA's ProMax X-ray’s unique software-driven Robotic Arm creates more imaging program possibilities than any other panoramic X-ray available.

* In addition to general panoramic radiography, the unit offers enhanced imaging programs for e.g. caries detection, periodontal diagnostics, TMJ diagnostics.


* Transtomography®, a digital tomographic scanning program available only with Planmeca ProMax, provides detailed morphologic diagnostics of facial bones needed e.g. in implantology.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


   

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