If you need a dental procedure that requires an impression of your teeth, you’re in luck. Here at Tomasik Family Dental, patient comfort is our utmost priority. That’s why we’ve invested in state-of-the-art technology, like the CEREC Scanner, to make sure your experience of getting that impression is as smooth and comfortable as possible.
So in our office, we’ve banished that old-fashioned procedure of making dental impressions. This means that you won’t ever have to:
- endure uncomfortable metal trays glued to your mouth with sticky goop
- resist the urge to gag as the impression hardens
- brace yourself as the dentist forcibly jostles the hardened impression from your mouth
Instead, all you have to do is let our revolutionary CEREC scanner do its magic. This involves nothing more than you opening your mouth so a tiny camera can take pictures inside of it.
The CEREC scanner is faster and much more accurate than traditional methods, which means a much better overall experience for you.
What is the CEREC scanner?
It’s a high-tech digital camera designed to make the impression process easier, faster, more accurate, and more comfortable than ever before.
The cutting-edge CEREC wand will quickly capture high-quality images of your teeth and gums down to the smallest detail, with the utmost precision. It can even match the shade of your natural teeth so any restorations will blend in completely naturally. And as the wand is small and compact, you won’t have to keep your mouth wide open in an uncomfortable position.
What are the CEREC scanner’s benefits?
You and Dr. Tomasik will see the images of your teeth and gums instantly, right as they’re taken. You’ll be better engaged, more easily able to understand your current dental health and how Dr. Tomasik can improve it.
3D Model and Future Smile
Once the scan is complete, the machine makes a 3D model of your teeth that Dr. Tomasik uses to plan your treatment. Next, you’ll get to see an image of what your smile will look like once your treatment is completed. All of this happens instantly while you relax in the dental chair.
More Rapid Treatment
Traditional treatment methods typically involve the dentist having to ship your hardened impression to a dental lab to have the oral appliance, crown, or other restoration made.
But with the CEREC scanner, once the digital scans are complete, Dr. Tomasik can electronically send the files to any lab partner, drastically reducing turnaround time and greatly speeding up your treatment.
Better Invisalign® Treatments
Invisalign is one of the most popular teeth-straightening methods because it’s effective, removable, and virtually undetectable. If you’re an Invisalign patient, you can enjoy a better fit in trays when using CEREC instead of traditional impressions, and you can start treatment sooner!
But if you’re still on the fence about straightening your teeth with Invisalign because you cringe at the thought of goopy tray impressions, you can now go full steam ahead with CEREC! The CEREC scanner makes it easier to create restorative treatments such as crowns, bridges, veneers, inlays, and onlays.
Faster Crown Treatments
The CEREC scanner allows us to make crowns on the same day — no return visits or temporary crowns needed. And, most importantly for you, it’s much more comfortable!