Among the high-tech instruments that Dr. Alvarez uses to restore damaged teeth is the CEREC* system. This system uses CAD/CAM technology, integration of a camera, computer and a milling machine. The CEREC* system enables ceramic tooth restorations to be performed chair side. The ceramic restoration is manufactured right in the office while the patient waits – eliminating the need for temporary crowns and a second appointment. CEREC* restorations are extremely accurate, very durable, and made with tooth-colored ceramic. The procedure allows Dr. Alvarez to treat patients more conservatively, (than modern bonding techniques) allowing healthier tooth structure to be saved.
Advantages of CEREC* Restorations include:
Ceramic restorations done same-day. Multiple visits not required
No need for impression and send it to a lab
Ceramic properties and bonding technique eliminate sensitivity problams
Restorations are ceramics not composite plastic fillings
The ceramic material is very strong, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant