As a patient, your time is valuable. In that respect, it’s critical that you work with a professional who knows how to maximize every moment of your time. As a patient, you probably also want comfort, efficiency, and quality when it comes to cosmetic dentistry procedures.
Fortunately, there are some cosmetic dentistry tools that can save you time and improve your visit. New technology emerges on the market each year, with the goal of making dentistry a more comfortable, efficient, and affordable process for patients and their families.
Use this guide to help understand some of the technology that could help improve your dental visits in the future.
1. What is CEREC Technology?
Do you struggle with chipped or broken teeth? A traditional appointment would consist of a consultation, fitting, a temporary crown while you wait weeks for the real one, and then another appointment for the final fitting.
With CEREC, you no longer have to settle for temporary crowns while you wait weeks for your official mold to come in.
CEREC stands for the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic. This alternative to the traditional restoration process offers efficiency and comfort. You can create restorations directly from your office, in less time than ever before.
Here’s a little bit about how it all works, and why it is so beneficial for patients.
How Does a CEREC Machine Work?
The first step in utilizing a CEREC machine is to clear the area around the tooth of debris, and numb it in preparation.
Then, the dental hygienist will take an imprint or scan of the area in your mouth.
A model of your restoration will be generated, utilizing the CAD/CAM machinery, on-site and immediately.
After this swift step, you will have a custom restoration ready to be inserted into your mouth and bonded to your teeth.
What is the CAD/CAM Machinery?
CAD stands for Computer Aided Design, and CAM stands for Computer Aided Manufacturing. This intricate system is how dentists can quickly fabricate custom fitted crowns and inlays. Other types of restorations that you may see a CAD/CAM unit manufacture include:
- Fixed bridges
- And more
The CAD software and CAM production make the perfect dental team in expediting the design and fabrication process for patients and professionals.
The Benefits of a CEREC Machine
If you want to benefit from the potential for same day permanent crowns, using the CEREC machine is a great investment.
Rather than wait around for the fabrication process to commence and conclude, you can simply have it all occur instantaneously and in-office. This eliminates the time wasted for multiple trips when you can have it all done in one.
2. What is the Opalescence Go Formula?
If you deal with discoloration and staining on your pearly white teeth, Opalescence Go may be the solution you’ve been looking for. Our skilled dental team will work with your individual case to help remove discoloration and clean any staining.
Our in-house dental team utilizes Opalescence Go to promote a bright, healthy smile.
How Does the Opalescence Go Formula Work?
The formula is administered in a simple and easy-to-use tray. It comfortably fits in the mouth and is designed for a clean and painless experience.
The formula, using the active ingredient of hydrogen peroxide, quickly breaks down the components of stains. It returns your teeth to their shiniest and gives you the confidence to smile brightly as you go about your day.
3. What is SureSmile Technology?
Do you want a straighter smile in less time? A comfortable and affordable solution is the SureSmile technology that has been dominating the industry for years.
This cutting-edge technology allows your dental team to create custom-fit orthodontic arch wires that will correct your teeth placement gradually and healthily. It uses software for the design process and a robot for the fabrication process.
How Does the SureSmile Process Work?
The first step involves your dentist scanning or taking a mold of your current teeth as they are. After this, the information will be input into a software that allows your dentist to manipulate a model of your teeth to create the final result.
This step of aligning your teeth and designing your new smile digitally will then be made material as the machinery creates the arch wires that will be used.
Your dental team will then implant the SureSmile technology, creating a corrective tool that will slowly work to correct your teeth placement.
The Benefits of SureSmile Technology
Using this software and robot method of fabrication allows a better precision fit for patients. The potential for human error is eliminated and the process occurs faster and more efficiently than before.
This technology has been used for approximately the past two decades, simplifying the design and fabrication process for patients around the world.
Smart Cosmetic Dentistry: Cutting Edge Tools and Tech
Great cosmetic dentistry tools can be the difference between efficient, comfortable procedures and drawn out, painful ones. New technology is emerging constantly, and utilizing it gives patients the opportunity to expedite their traditional dental processes and get faster, better service.
Whether you are searching for that ideal tool to expedite your implant fabrication, or the right stain-removal solution for your pearly whites, Toothologie has the solutions you need in every variety.
Schedule an appointment today to speak with our professional team about the types of tools and advantages we offer at our practice. If you’ve got questions, we’ve got answers.