Dental procedures often require multiple appointments. This can be frustrating and inconvenient for patients. Luckily, vast improvements in technology over recent years have given dentists more treatment options for patients. At the dental practice of Dr. Gregory P. Davis in Mason, cosmetic dentistry is a breeze with single appointment CEREC restorations. With the CEREC system, the teeth can be prepared and the final porcelain veneers placed in just one dental appointment. This means that patients with cosmetic imperfections can achieve a dramatically improved smile within a span of a few hours.
The CEREC system provides dentists with the ability to make custom dental fabrications, such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns, in their offices, rather than sending them to an offsite dental lab. Dr. Davis is proud to offer this technology at his practice. CEREC (CEramic REConstruction) is a dental restoration system that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) and three-dimensional photography to fabricate ceramic dental restorations. With the use of CEREC, patients can have porcelain veneers or ceramic crowns placed in a same day visit! This process typically requires two visits over the course of two weeks. CEREC fabrications provide patients with beautiful dental veneers with minimal time in the dental chair.
At the practice of Dr. Davis in Mason, porcelain veneers and a variety of other cosmetic dentistry solutions are also made readily available to patients. Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored porcelain material that fit over the front of the existing teeth. The shells are then bonded to the natural teeth to improve their appearance and function. Veneers can be made from porcelain, which is durable, resistant to stains, and reflects light. Porcelain veneers provide a great solution to teeth that are worn down, chipped, misaligned, uneven, irregular, or discolored.
The veneer process typically takes three appointments. During the first appointment, the dentist will diagnose the patient’s needs and develop a treatment plan. The second appointment involves preparation for the actual veneer. During this appointment, a small layer of the patient’s tooth will be shaved off to make room for the veneer. Impressions will also be made and sent off to a lab, where they will construct a custom-made porcelain shell. It generally takes one to two weeks for the dentist to receive the finished veneer, at which time a third and final appointment will be made. At this appointment, the dentist will bond the shell to the patient’s tooth and make any final adjustments.
At Dr. Davis’ practice, all of these steps can be combined into a single appointment with the use of CEREC technology. This makes the treatment process much more convenient for patients.
Patients can schedule an initial consultation with Dr. Davis to learn more about porcelain veneers. During this appointment, Dr. Davis will determine if veneers are recommended for the patient.
Dr. Davis and his knowledgeable staff are well-equipped to handle patients’ dental needs. Contact Dr. Davis today to learn more about the cosmetic dentistry treatments that are available to patients.
Dr. Davis is especially good with kids. And his staff? Helpful, compassionate, and caring. They take care of business for you. Thumbs up. 10 on a scale of 5.