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May 15

Written by: Dr. Bryan Sigg
5/15/2017 10:24 AM  RssIcon


I’m proud to offer the CEREC method of constructing tooth restorations. It’s a state-of-the art process that allows most patients to have their procedure done in just one visit! That means there’s no need to have an impression, temporary and especially a second visit.
In addition, CEREC allows me to save as much natural tooth structure as possible. Restorations have the possibility of lasting 10 years or even longer.
Here’s how it works:
Step 1: After reviewing your options, I will administer an anesthetic and prepare your tooth for a restoration by removing decay and any weakened tooth tissue.
Step 2: A 3D digital impression is taken to create the restoration (without that gooey stuff). The computer and CEREC® 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.
Step 3: Based on the original color of your tooth, I’m able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in about 45 minutes, the “milling device” can create the restoration needed.
Step 4: After the restoration is made, it is ready to be fitted to ensure that you get a proper fit, bite, and shade. When everything is sorted out, the restoration is polished and bonded into place.
It’s that simple.
At Cornerstone Family Dentistry, we’re always up-to-date on the latest advances in research and the newest technologies, like CEREC, to be sure we can accommodate each of our patients’ unique needs.
We’re a caring and concerned group who listens to how you feel during procedures and caters our approach to every patient. If you would like more information about CEREC, please reach out to us by calling (815) 741-1700 for a consultation. We’re easy to talk to and strive to make our office a comfortable, relaxing environment. And we don’t keep our patients waiting. We do our very best to keep to our schedules so you can keep to yours!

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