Same-day Restoration With CEREC® Technology

At Excel Dental, our dentists and hygienists are continually studying the advances in technology to bring cutting-edge dental procedures to the Ozarks. With CEREC® technology, the doctors at Excel will have the tools in place to offer restorative services such as crowns, bridges and veneers in one day.

At your appointment,
Dr. Davis or Dr. Matthews will assess your needs and discuss with you about treatment options and if same-day restoration is possible, our team will use the CEREC® technology to complete your treatment.

How does CEREC® work?

Here is what you can expect when one of our dentists identifies that you qualify for a same-day restoration:

Step 1
If a crown, inlay, onlay, bridge or veneer is needed, your tooth will be numbed and prepared by the dentist.

Step 2
The tooth that was prepared for the future restoration, as well as all the surrounding teeth, will be “scanned” with an intraoral 3D camera. The scanner and computer will generate a 3D model of the inside of your mouth. You’ll be able to see your teeth in color right on the screen!

Step 3
From the digital tooth model, our doctors and highly skilled team will design your restoration digitally on the screen.

Step 4
The restoration computer file will be sent to the CEREC milling machine. As water cools the area, the CAD/CAM milling machine uses individual diamond burs to begin precisely cutting away material from a special pre-formed ceramic block. This process quickly starts to reveal the restoration and begins to look like a tooth.

Step 5
The restoration is characterized, glazed and placed in an oven to sinter and crystalize the ceramic restoration.

Step 6
The restoration will be tried inside your mouth to check for fit, color and function. Once the restoration is approved, it will be cemented or bonded onto the tooth to finalize the entire process—all completed in less than two hours!

The CEREC® machine is the latest advancement in same-day restoration treatments and with the professionally trained staff at Excel Dental, your treatment will be completed safely and quickly.

Contact Excel Dental

You can choose from many dentists for your oral health care needs, so it’s important to choose a dentist who you can trust will always be working towards offering the best services possible for you. If you’d like to learn more about the technology advances and services at Excel Dental, call 417-581-3600 to schedule a free consultation.