CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC makes it possible for us to provide tooth-colored crowns, inlays, onlays, & veneers in just ONE visit in our Beaufort dental practice.
After Dr. Wallace has examined your tooth and worked with you to determine the best course of treatment, your CEREC visit will be scheduled for a convenient time for you. At your appointment, Dr. Wallace will prepare your tooth for restoration, saving as much healthy tooth structure as she can. Then, CEREC enables her to restore the tooth using a strong, biocompatible porcelain ceramic material that matches the natural color of your other healthy teeth. Using a special 3D digital camera, we take an optical image of the tooth to be repaired. We then digitally design the restoration, creating a virtual model on the computer screen using advanced CAD software.
The computer-aided manufacturing that follows the process described above is extremely precise for a great fit when we bond the newly milled restoration to the tooth. A block of the ceramic restorative material is inserted into our onsite CEREC milling unit to be machined to exact design specifications sent from the computer. After only 30 minutes or so, your restoration is ready to be placed. It is polished and bonded to your tooth to look and feel like a healthy, beautiful tooth – all in the same visit!
CEREC has been clinically proven in millions of successful restoration procedures, and patients all over the world have benefited from the convenience and cost-effectiveness of CEREC. Restoring damaged teeth before it’s too late can preserve more natural tooth and protect your smile for the future, not to mention the fact that restored teeth are more visually appealing than damaged teeth (and indistinguishable from your natural teeth).
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Palmetto Smiles of Beaufort is open Monday and Wednesday from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Tuesday and Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. We will reserve your appointment as promptly as possible. If you have pain or an emergency situation, every attempt will be made to see you that day.
We try our best to stay on schedule to minimize your waiting. Due to the fact that Dr. Jennifer Wallace provides many types of dental services, various circumstances may lengthen the time allocated for a procedure. Emergency cases can also arise and cause delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience.