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By Signature Smiles, LLC
February 07, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

CEREC, Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, is a computer technology that makes it possible for your dentist to dental crownscreate custom restorations while you sit and wait in the chair. It’s a service that’s now available at Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ. Discover more about CEREC technology and its cosmetic versus functional benefits for your smile.

What Is CEREC?
CEREC is a system that takes pictures of your teeth then designs a crown or veneer that’s made just for you. The technology is officially called computer-assisted design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD-CAM). After an exam and dental preparation (removing enamel when needed), the dentist takes a digital impression of the tooth. The image is then sent a machine called a milling unit, which carves out the desired tooth restoration. This entire process happens while you’re relaxing in the dentist’s chair. Once the restoration is finished, your Toms River dentist will bond it immediately and make final tooth adjustments as needed.

Is It Valuable Just for Cosmetic Reasons?
Many people like CEREC because they can improve the look of their smile in a matter of hours. But CEREC technology isn't just beneficial for cosmetic reasons. Getting a same-day crown or veneer also benefits the overall function of your teeth. With a classic restoration, you may have to wait a month or more until your dental issue is finally resolved. Your ability to eat, bite and talk properly may be affected during that wait. It's best to get the tooth fixed immediately.

Fast and Reliable Results
Dentists and patients like CEREC because it gives quality results in a short period of time. There's no need to wait weeks or months to get your smile issues fixed—just one visit is all that’s necessary. Also, the CAD-CAM computer technology is generally more accurate than having the crown or veneer designed by a human technician.

Call for a CEREC Treatment
CEREC is a dental technology that is now available at Signature Smiles in Toms River, NJ. Call (732) 244-4114 today to schedule an appointment with Dr. Carmela LaFalce.

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Carmela LaFalce, DMD
Dentist - Toms River
616 Washington St
Toms River, NJ 08753

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