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CEREC Same Day Dentistry in Columbia, MD

Columbia Family Dentist is well known in the Columbia, MD area as a dental practice offering high quality, comprehensive general and cosmetic dentistry services to patients of all ages in a friendly and welcoming office environment.

As the world of modern dentistry continues to improve, one of the greatest advancements made is in dental restorations. Previously, patients that needed a tooth restored due to damage, would be required to visit their dentist at least twice over the course of a few weeks. During the first visit, the teeth would be prepared to receive a crown, bridge, or other restoration, and a temporary crown would be placed. Then once an off-site lab created the restoration, a return trip to the dentist was required to place the completed permanent restoration.

At Columbia Family Dentist, we’re proud to offer a faster, more convenient, and more effective solution - CEREC same-day restorations. Using the CEREC system, our dentists can complete the entire process from start to finish in just one appointment at our Columbia, MD office.

What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. In simple terms, it means that your dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single office visit using a durable, high quality material that perfectly matches the natural color of your other teeth. 3-D imaging technology is used to quickly design and create a ceramic restoration for patients, lessening the hassle and time commitment of having a tooth restored.

Benefits of CEREC Same Day Dental Restorations

CEREC technology gives us the opportunity to create your custom restoration right in our Columbia, MD dentist office. We use a digital scanning process to take digital impressions of your teeth so your custom porcelain restorations can be designed and then fabricated. Our dentists can match the shade of ceramic to your natural tooth color for an aesthetic restoration that will look completely natural. We can then place the restoration and send you on your way with an attractive and restored smile! With CEREC, there are no required second or third appointments, no messy impressions to sit through, nor and no uncomfortable temporary restorations to endure.

What to Expect When Receiving a CEREC Restoration

If you decide to restore a damaged tooth with CEREC, there are just four steps involved which are all completed in one visit to our office.

  1. The tooth will be cleaned and prepared by removing fillings and decay.

  2. Using a digital 3D camera, an optical impression is created of the tooth.

  3. State-of-the-art computer software is used to create a ceramic restoration using the optical impressions captured in step two. The software allows your dentist to customize the shape of the restoration to precisely fit your tooth.

  4. Your dentist will attach the ceramic, color-matched restoration to your tooth to restore it back to its natural form, function, and look.

Why Choose CEREC?

  • Single visit convenience with no temporary restorations
  • No uncomfortable and messy impression trays
  • Beautiful esthetics with precise color-matching
  • Can achieve a natural looking smile quickly and conveniently
  • Clinically proven with millions of successful restorations done worldwide
  • Extremely precise for long-lasting, natural results

Interested in CEREC Same-Day Dentistry in Columbia, MD? Contact Us!

If you would like to know more about CEREC same day restorations, please contact our office and we will gladly answer any questions you may have about this incredible technology that makes it fast, easy, and convenient to restore damaged teeth. To set up a visit with us for a CEREC consultation, please request an appointment today. We look forward to seeing you soon and helping you restore your smile!