Dentist - Bloomington
4217 E. 3rd Street , Bloomington, IN 47401
Single Appointment Crown
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off (if it hasn't fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration pt on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don't have to? With CEREC®, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
Lisa J. Baker, DDS has become the are's leader in CEREC technology. Dr. Bakeris a member of Scottsdale Center for Dentistry where the nation's leaders in CEREC dentistry teach doctors and staff fromm all over the globe. Dr. Baker is a mentor for the center and assists in teaching other dentists about CEREC. Dr. Baker have made the committment to bring this highly innovative technology to Cambridge, Ohio and have placed Woodlawn Dental Center amongst the top dental practices in the nation.
Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, are not aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating remarkable results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
CEREC® has celebrated its 25th year in 2010 and more than twelve million restorations have been placed world wide. With the newer and stronger materials and bonding cements, CAD/CAM porcelain restorations are going to be the way of the future in dentistry.
CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process is completed in one visit.
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver crown discoloring smiles. The crown is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. The CEREC® has over two decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The fit and design of the restorations are controlled by our dentists and are precise, safe, effective and beautiful.