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By Jeffery J. Johnson & Jodi B. Johnson DDS
June 09, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures

CEREC Technology and Restorations: The New Convenience in Dentistry

Dr. Jeffery Johnson is offering CEREC technology and its benefits to the St. Louis area. The world as we know it is changing everyday, and that goes for dental technology also. Dental technology is becoming more efficient and effective for patient care. CEREC is a dental technology that aids patients to get through dental work quickly and with minimal effort. It’s a state-of-the-art technology that is offered here at Jeffrey J Johnson and Jodi B Johnson General Family Dental Practice. 

CEREC Technology: What is it exactly?

CEREC stands for Ceramic REConstruction. This system enables our Dr.’s to utilize a 3D photo as well as computer-aided drafting and manufacturing to assist in cosmetic dentistry practices.
Rather than making molds of your teeth to cast and shape crowns, bridges, dental implants or veneers, our Dr.’s can use CEREC to photograph your dental structure and create a 3D digital model from the images. With the photo information, a custom porcelain tooth is restored and created.
Restorative dentistry can also fix cracked, broken or missing teeth. CEREC technology can also be utilized for “instant orthodontics.” This process uses porcelain veneers to mask aligned teeth to give you a more perfect smile in a short time span.

The Benefits of CEREC Technology

We feel that the benefits of CEREC technology have many advantages. These benefits include:
  • Fast Results – CEREC technology can make your dental visits quick and time saving. Past restorative dentistry took numerous visits through taking impressions, casting a mold, producing the crown or bridge, and fitting the dental piece.
  • Quality Results – Because of the confidence in digital imaging, we believe that CEREC is able to generate dental prosthetics that fit patients to a T.
  • Permanent Results – Old dental processes required the patient to wait out the procedure with a temporary crown. They hardly ever fit perfectly and more of a hassle than a relief. CEREC is able to generate the patients a high-quality custom dental piece almost immediately, which eliminates the use of a temporary crown. Patients can be done and out the door with their newly improved mouth the very same day.
If you believe the technology of CEREC sounds perfect and beneficial for your dental needs, contact us today to talk to our certified dentists for more information, or for a consultation.
By Jeffery J. Johnson & Jodi B. Johnson DDS
June 09, 2014
Category: Oral Health
Tags: CEREC   CEREC Restorations  

Save Time and Your Smile with CEREC Tooth Restoration

Putting off having your damaged teeth repaired to avoid unattractive, silver fillings? Avoiding tooth restoration because you don’t have time to sit through multiple appointments? New, CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration Of Esthetic Ceramic) may be the restoration option you’ve been looking for!
Dentistry’s revolutionary CEREC system utilizes the advanced technologies of CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) to create tooth restorations such as crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays. The procedure involves our dental team creating a 3D digital impression of the tooth, which is then transferred to a special computer where the restoration is designed and immediately created in our office using various types of high quality ceramic materials. The custom designed restoration is then bonded to the surface of the tooth, restoring a patient’s smile in just one, easy visit!
Patients choose CEREC because it provides so many benefits. We’ve listed a few of its advantages below.

Less time in the dental chair

One of the greatest benefits of CEREC technology is that each procedure takes significantly less time than traditional restorations. Traditionally, crown procedures required two appointments—one to create the crown in an offsite location and one to bond the crown to the tooth. But with CEREC, patients can have the restoration applied on the same day they have the tooth prepared. Since a crown can be created in a single appointment, the need for a temporary crown is eliminated, and patients don’t have to make return visits for placement and adjustments.

CEREC Preserves natural tooth structure

CEREC’s remarkable precision preserves much more of a patient’s healthy, natural tooth than traditional crowns. This is because CEREC requires only a small amount of a tooth’s structure to restore it to its full function.

CEREC Restorations are Attractive and healthy

Traditional crowns are often fabricated from bulky, unattractive fillings. CEREC on the other hand uses high quality, long-lasting, ceramic material to restore teeth to their natural strength, beauty and function. The tooth-colored materials used for CEREC are metal free and can be tailored to match the natural shade of your teeth to provide the most natural-looking restoration possible. Additionally, CEREC is healthier than other restorative options. Previously, most restorations used gold, amalgam, or other potentially harmful metals. CEREC uses all-ceramic material that is durable and biocompatible with your teeth—and that means safe and resistant to wear.
Our practice is highly skilled and experienced in the restoration of damaged teeth. Whether you need a tooth-colored filling, porcelain crown or root canal, Dr. Jeffery Johnson and Dr. Jodi Johnson will help you regain the function and natural beauty of your smile while providing improved comfort.
Want to find out if CEREC is a good option for you? From simple fillings to full crowns and veneers, our dental professionals are experienced and highly skilled in new CEREC technology and can assess your smile to determine the best treatment option for you. Contact us today or schedule an appointment for a consultation.
By Jeffery J. Johnson & Jodi B. Johnson DDS
February 24, 2014
Category: Restoration
Tags: CEREC   CEREC Restorations  

CEREC: The Hero of Dental Restorations

Have you ever been in a dental pinch? It’s not fun. If you are dealing with a crack, chip or discolored tooth, it may seem like it will take forever to fix it, meaning, multiple dental visits. Thanks to CEREC, that doesn’t need to be the case. There are five reasons CEREC restorative dentistry in St. Louis will make you smile. Check it out below! CEREC Restorations
Chairside – your dental restorations can be applied during your original appointment, without waiting for your dentist to send images and impressions off to a dental lab.
Economical – on-site restorations with CEREC promises quality results; plus, restorative dentistry saves your time and money by offering single-day procedures.
Restoration – you can fix many dental problems with restorative dental material. If you have a chipped, cracked, discolored or decayed tooth. A dentist will treat the underlying problem and then start the CEREC process.
Esthetic – you don’t want a restored tooth to stand out. You want it to blend in with your natural teeth. With CEREC, a dentist will also use CAD/CAM software to design and produce restorations that look and feel like your teeth. No one will know the difference!
Ceramics – dental ceramic is the go-to material used during CEREC restorations. It’s biocompatible, so it doesn’t irritate the teeth and gum tissue. A dentist can easily match the restoration to your tooth shade.
At Jeffery J. Johnson & Jodi B. Johnson DDS, restorative dentistry in St. Louis is available through Drs. Jeffery Johnson and Jodi Johnson, St. Louis, MO dentists.

To schedule an appointment for CEREC crowns, fillings, on-lays, among others, call (314) 427-7400. Or leave a comment in the section below!Coming soon.