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Digital Dentistry

CEREC is a cutting-edge dental technology used for creating ceramic dental restorations, such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers, in a single dental visit. CEREC enables dentists to design, fabricate, and place custom-made restorations on the same day, eliminating the need for traditional dental impressions and multiple appointments.
The CEREC process involves three main steps:
  1. Digital Imaging: The dentist uses a 3D intraoral scanner to capture precise digital scans of the patient's teeth and the surrounding area, creating a virtual model on the computer.
  2. CAD/CAM Design: The virtual model is used by computer-aided design (CAD) software, where the dentist designs the custom dental restoration according to the patient's specific needs and preferences.
  3. Milling and Placement: After the design is complete, the milling unit fabricates the restoration from a block of high-quality ceramic material. Once the restoration is ready, the dentist bonds it to the patient's prepped tooth, completing the treatment in a single appointment.

3D Printing
After 3D scans have been taken with the CEREC scanner,  3D models of the teeth can be printed. This eliminates the need to take impressions, making it a nicer experience for our patients. Appliances that can be made in our lab with the 3D models include nightguards/splints, ortho retainers, sports mouthguards, bleach trays, clear aligners, stents for composite resin build up cases and preliminary try in smile design stents. Printing appliances directly with the 3D printer from in chair scans can include occlusal splints/nightguards, temporary crowns and smile design stents and even full dentures just by changing the type of resin used. Dental 3D printing continues to evolve, offering new possibilities in the field of dentistry. Its adoption is gradually becoming more widespread as dental professionals recognize its potential to improve patient care and treatment outcomes.

CBCT & OPG X-rays

Digital radiographs that are captured from outside of the mouth with state of the art X-ray units. OPG X-rays capture a wide view of the entire mouth, including all teeth, upper and lower jaws, TMJ joints and surrounding structures. CBCT is a specialised type of X-ray that provides a 3D view of the mouth. CBCT X-rays allow us to evaluate the extent of certain dental issues more accurately then normal dental X-rays and be able to plan for dental implants and root canal treatment. 
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