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Boiano Dental with both locations in the Throgs Neck section of the Bronx and in Eastchester, one visit crowns and veneers are now possible with CAD/CAM technology. We utilize a high speed optical camera accurate to within 5 microns (that's 5/100's of a millimeter microscopic!). The restoration is designed and then milled from a solid piece of porcelain. The restorations are the most natural and lifelike possible. Also, if you are concerned about drilling down your teeth, this technology allows for the bare minimum of the tooth to be drilled as compared to the traditional method. There is no more "black lines" at the edges of the crowns. Metal free, highly biocompatible holistic restorations are now possible. The need for messy impression materials is eliminated. Ask us any questions you may have.
What is CEREC CAD/CAM Dentistry?
CEREC CAD/CAM Dentistry is a specific field of dentistry that uses CAD (Computer Aided Design) and CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) technologies to address various types of dental restorations, including:
Inlays and Onlays
Dental Implant Restorations
How are CEREC CAD/CAM restorations different from conventional ones?
Where conventional prosthesis (like crowns) require “temporaries” to be placed on the tooth while a lab produces the permanent restoration,CEREC CAD/CAM restorations are typically bonded right away. Finished restorations can be created with CAD/CAM technology in as little as one hour.
CEREC CAD/CAM restorations require less preparation of the tooth than standard restorations, as they are more effectively bonded on the enamel of a tooth than on the underlying dentin. Because of this difference, care is taken to leave the layer of enamel in place.
CEREC CAD/CAM dental restorations more closely match the basic shade of the restored tooth.
How are CEREC CAD/CAM restorations done?
After we correct the broken or decayed areas of the tooth, a digital impression (Omnicam scan) is taken and uploaded into a computer. Special software then creates a replacement part for the missing tooth, resulting in a virtual restoration.
The virtual data is sent via the software to a milling machine that carves the replacement part out of a solid block of ceramic of composite resin, after which the surfaces of the restoration are fired with stains and glazes to correct color inconsistencies. The restorations usually require little to no adjustments in the patient’s mouth, and cemented or bonded into place.
Boiano Dental uses this technology to make your dental visit as pleasant as possible
and to give you the best possible value for your restorations.