If you are looking for a dental office that uses advanced technology to provide high-quality dental services, then look no further than South University Dental Associates in Fargo, ND. One of the advanced technologies that we use is the CEREC system.

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It is a dental technology system that uses computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) to create dental restorations, such as crowns, veneers, inlays, and onlays, in a single dental appointment. This system is a significant advancement in dentistry and has numerous benefits for patients, including:

  1. Faster treatment: With CEREC, patients can have their dental restorations completed in a single visit to the dentist, without the need for multiple appointments. This saves time for busy patients who may have difficulty scheduling multiple appointments.
  2. More precise restorations: CEREC uses digital impressions of the patient's teeth, which are more accurate than traditional impressions. This results in restorations that fit more precisely, look more natural, and are more comfortable for the patient.
  3. No temporary restorations: With CEREC, there is no need for temporary restorations while waiting for a permanent restoration to be created in a dental lab. This eliminates the discomfort and inconvenience of wearing a temporary restoration and having to return to the dental office for a second appointment.
  4. More comfortable treatment: CEREC restorations are made from a high-quality ceramic material that is biocompatible with the patient's natural teeth. This means that the restoration will not irritate the gums or cause discomfort during or after treatment.

At South University Dental Associates in Fargo, ND, we are proud to offer CEREC technology to our patients. Our skilled dentists and dental assistants are trained in using this advanced system, ensuring that our patients receive the best possible dental care. With CEREC, we can provide our patients with beautiful, high-quality restorations in a single visit to our dental office.

The CEREC process begins with the dentist taking digital impressions of the patient's teeth using a special camera. These impressions are then used to create a 3D model of the patient's teeth on a computer screen. The dentist then uses this model to design the patient's restoration, taking into account the size, shape, and color of the patient's natural teeth.

Once the design is complete, the CEREC machine creates the restoration from a block of ceramic material. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the patient's natural tooth, completing the treatment process.

In conclusion, CEREC technology is a significant advancement in dentistry that offers numerous benefits for patients, including faster treatment, more precise restorations, no temporary restorations, and more comfortable treatment. At South University Dental Associates in Fargo, ND, we are committed to providing our patients with the best possible dental care, and we are proud to offer CEREC technology to our patients. If you are interested in learning more about CEREC or scheduling a consultation with one of our skilled dentists, please contact us today.