Cone Beam CT
Dental CBCT (cone beam computed tomography) is a special type of x-ray equipment used when regular dental or facial x-rays are not sufficient. Your dentist may use this technology to produce three dimensional (3-D) images of your teeth, bone, structures of the face, nasal cavity, sinuses, soft tissues, nerve pathways and bone in a single scan. Cone beam CT has the advantage of lower radiation exposure compared to a conventional CT.
CBCT has become increasingly important in treatment planning and diagnosis in implant dentistry, oral surgery, and endodontics.
What Is CEREC®?
CEREC® by SironaTM stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC has helped dentists place over 6 million dental restorations worldwide. CEREC 3D technology enables us to prepare beautiful dental restorations in a single visit. Perfectly fitted restorations are designed in three dimensions, and the ceramic material is milled right in the office. With CEREC, we can restore decayed teeth, design and place crowns, replace amalgam fillings, place inlays, onlays and dental veneers in just one appointment.
Solid blocks of ceramic material are converted into beautifully fitted inlays, onlays, partial crowns, full anterior and posterior crowns and veneers. The final result is a beautiful, natural-colored tooth restoration that is much stronger than before. The restoration closely matches the composition of natural teeth. The ceramic material is chemically bonded to your tooth, so we can preserve as much healthy tooth structure as possible. CEREC provides dental restorations that actually strengthen your teeth.
CEREC® has revolutionised the way that we restore teeth. You can have a crown, inlay or onlay completed in just one office visit! The restoration is made right in our own office. Patients absolutely love the convenience and beauty of these dental restorations - no impressions, no temporaries, no second appointment, and they are all metal free!
Most dental restorations 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. Then, you make a second appointment, get another injection, have the temporary pried off, and finally have the permanent dental restoration put on. With CEREC, there are no impressions, no temporaries and no second appointment.
Why go to the dentist a second time when you don't have to? With CEREC technology, the whole dental restoration is done in a single appointment at our Deakin dental practice.