At Kent Smile Studio in Maidstone & Chatham we are pleased to offer our patients the facility to have custom restorations such as crowns and veneers fitted in a single visit.
This is made possible through the use of revolutionary Cerec technology which allows us to design and manufacture custom made restorations on-site and fit them in just one visit to our Maidstone dental practice.
Without this facility, dental restorations have to be produced at an external laboratory which takes approximately two weeks to complete. On return of the finished article, the patient needs to visit the practice again for final fitting – potentially quite inconvenient. All of this is negated by Cerec as well as the need to wear temporary restorations whilst the laboratory completes the work.
Cerec technology - how does it work?
By producing a 3D model of the patient’s teeth from digital images, Cerec creates beautiful restorations perfectly suited to each individual case. The system is extremely flexible and in the hands of our skilled operators, can produce inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns – all whilst you wait.
Instead of taking impressions using dental putty, photographs are taken of the teeth after which we will discuss the options for the restoration with you.
Once a plan for the tooth has been agreed, the information is then sent to the Cerec system where the restoration will be milled from a single block of ceramic chosen to match the colour of your natural teeth. Within 30 minutes, your new restoration will have been produced and is ready to fit to the prepared tooth.
Benefits of Cerec
The use of Cerec offers many benefits over traditional methods of producing restorations at a dental laboratory.
Speed - By choosing the Kent Smile Studio in Maidstone, patients can have their new veneers or crown fitted in just a single visit.
Convenience - As most of us live a busy life, enabling this to be done in a single visit makes your life easier as well as meaning that only one injection of local anaesthetic is needed.
Predictable Outcome - Having full control over the process means that dentist and patient can discuss their options and have more control over the final appearance of the restoration.
One Procedure - As well as speeding up the process, the use of Cerec ensures that there is no requirement to wear temporary (and potentially less comfortable) crowns or veneers whilst the final version is being prepared. Our patients can benefit from the new restorations immediately.
Nervous Patients – Those who suffer dental anxiety will benefit from Cerec as it requires just one visit to the practice and needs just a single injection. The elimination of putty impressions also means a more comfortable experience all round.
In addition to the above, many studies are now showing that Cerec produced crowns and veneers offer a higher level of strength than those produced in laboratories.
If you are considering dental veneers, or need a crown and live locally, please call the team at Kent Smile Studio on Maidstone: 01622 754662 or Chatham: 01634 683123 to discuss your ‘single visit’ restoration.