Too busy for two dental appointments?
The Perfect Smile is pleased to offer our patients the most convenient and aesthetically pleasing tooth restoration process available today. Time is increasingly precious, and we recognize that most people don’t see the dentist office as a favorite past time. Using the CEREC equipment we can provide a great looking smile to our patients in a single visit, letting them get back to the more important things in life.
How It Works
CEREC is a digital infrared camera, a medical grade computer and a milling machine, all located on-site at our office. The system allows Dr. Davis, your Tulsa dentist, to repair a damaged tooth in about one hour using tooth-colored ceramic restorations.
The camera takes an optical impression of the damaged tooth, eliminating the need for cumbersome and uncomfortable impression molds, and uploads the image to the computer. Once in the system, we use 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design the restoration. Then the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) system takes over to automatically create the restoration while the patient waits.
Finally, the new custom-crafted restoration is bonded to the remaining healthy tooth tissue of the damaged.
Restorations created using CEREC technology offer patients a long-lasting, esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings, crowns and veneers. Better yet, the patient can receive this smile-altering care in a shorter period of time. Traditional approaches often required a return appointment after the patient waited for the restoration to be manufactured in a separate lab. On-site milling eliminates the multiple appointments. CEREC restorations are as durable as traditionally fabricated restorations and are similar to patients’ natural teeth in form and function.
CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective, with more than 20 million performed worldwide.
At Perfect Smile Tulsa we offer many dental and cosmetic services, designed to make your smile the best it can be. You might also be interested in our teeth whitening treatments, Invisalign clear braces, or the convenience of a Snap-On Smile.