Rye Smiles for Life
10614 Warwick Avenue, Ste A, Fairfax, VA 22030
I am pleased to offer one visit CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic) dentistry, which is a really convenient way to do restorations. CEREC is an advanced dental technology utilized for the immediate restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes. This superior method of creating precisely-designed, color-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our office delivers the results you need in a single one to two hour appointment.
The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. First, Dr. Rye removes all decay from the tooth. He then shapes the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow Dr. Rye to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, Dr. Rye will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over an hour.
Scanning your prepared tooth produces an image that is more accurate than taking an impression with that old goopy stuff and it takes only seconds. Within minutes we can design and mill a custom restoration. These restorations give your restored tooth a more natural match to the rest of your teeth and can help preserve the healthy part of that tooth
This technology means that with just one visit you can receive porcelain crowns, onlays, and inlays, quickly and more efficiently than ever before. Processes that used to take multiple visits to the office are now quick and easy. The restored teeth as a result are a more natural match than ever before.
And better yet, these restorations do not contain any metal, which is not only safer for your mouth, but also eliminates unsightly discoloration. Plus, the composite materials used will even feel exactly like your other teeth!
Imagine, breaking a tooth, walking into our office and in less than 2 hours walking out with a new permanent crown. What’s even better, there is no ugly metal line at the gumline and you didn’t need to wait 3 weeks with a temporary crown.
This technology ranks with dental implants as one of the two most important advances in dentistry in the past 25 years. We’re excited to share this exciting new technology with you.