Master Dental has now acquired 4 most technologically advanced equipment in dentistry - 3D imaging machine (CBCT), photo-activated
disinfection and CGF machine AND CEREC OMNICAM CADCAM machine.
By acquiring just these equipment, we believe that
we have become superior in providing you with the best in dentistry at the moment. This is to show you our commitment in achieving
excellence in dental care.
CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction and is a sophisticated system of designing
and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in one patient visit. Developed by Sirona, CEREC utilizes 3D photography and
CAD/CAM technology to assist a dentist in designing a virtual restoration (onlay, inlay, crown, or bridge) without taking impressions
and, when combined with a milling unit, is able to build the actual restoration while you are still in the chair. The computer system
and camera in the CEREC AC unit have been upgraded substantially from prior units, allowing even a new user to create near perfect
restorations on a routine basis.
We understand the value of what CEREC brings to a practice and a patient. That’s why we recently upgraded
to the latest and greatest machine, the CEREC AC. This machine allows us to take digital impressions for restorations (no more gagging
on impressions!) and make precise restorations that look excellent, fit perfectly, and last a long time — all out of biocompatible,
metal-free materials and all in very little time (a typical crown appointment lasts less than 2 hours, and you don’t need to come
back to finish the work… it’s all done in one visit).
HOW YOU BENEFIT:
With our CEREC machine, we are able to do same-day restorations
on almost all procedures (you can have a complete crown done in under two hours, in one visit), including inlays, onlays, crowns,
and even some bridges, often at a lower cost to you. Restorations look outstanding, last a long time, and are biocompatible and metal-free.
Fewer visits and a lower cost… that’s a pretty good benefit!
HOW DO YOU KNOW IF YOU NEED A CEREC RESTORATION?
If you have been told
you need a new crown, inlay, onlay or bridge, you may be a CEREC candidate. If you have a cracked tooth, old failing restorations,
or otherwise large damage on your teeth, you may be a CEREC candidate. If you are interested in replacing old metal restorations with
biocompatible restorations, you might be a CEREC candidate. Essentially, any large restoration in your mouth may be a possible candidate
for a CEREC restoration (this is NOT to say that just because you have an old crown, you need a new one… IF an old restoration needs
replacing, CEREC may be a good option for you).
HOW IT WORKS:
The cavity preparation is first photographed and stored as a three dimensional
digital model and proprietary software is then used to approximate the restoration shape using biogeneric comparisons to surrounding
teeth. The practitioner then refines that model using 3D CAD software. When the model is complete a milling machine carves the actual
restoration out of a ceramic block using diamond head cutters under computer control. When complete, the restoration is bonded to
the tooth using a resin. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. http://www.sirona.com/en/products/digital-dentistry/restorations-with-cerec/
FUTURE OF DENTISTRY:
CAD/CAM dentistry such as CEREC is the future of dentistry. Utilizing modern technology, a dentist can produce
an accurate, safe, biocompatible dental crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge, in just one visit. Technological advances make the system
easier to use, more accurate (so you get a better fit right away, which means great comfort and fewer adjustments later), and faster
(saving you time in the chair). More dentists are turning to this new technology. Some are new to the system. Others (like us) have
been using it for years. While it isn’t perfect (some adjustments will need to be made, and you still need to spend a good amount
of time at the dentist), anything that saves you time and money while increasing quality and comfort is a good thing for both the
patient AND the dentist.
The principle behind LAD, so-called photodynamic therapy (PDT)
has been known for over 100 years. The
concept behind the PDT has been thoroughly tested throughout the last 10 years, partly with lasers and partly with LED light. LAD
is particularly interesting because the concept can be used for treatment of as many different micro organisms as there are cases.
Dortbudak (2001) showed a significant reduction in the number of Actinomyces actinomycetemcomitans, Porphyromonas gingivalis and Prevotella
intermedia after treatment with PAD (TBO+690nm LED) on 15 patients with periimplantitis. Haas (2000) also showed on 17 patients with
periimplantitis that PAD was able to reduce the inflammation.Kömerik et al (2003) showed in a rat model, where the rats were inoculated
(on each side of the maxillary molars) a dissolution of Porphyromonas gingivalis, and was subsequently treated with 630 nm laser light
resulting in: 1. No surviving bacteria in the group treated. 2. On histological examination no negative effects were found with PAD.
3. After 90 days there was significantly less bone resorption in the group with TBO+laser compared with the control group (no treatment
or TBO and laser respectively). Sigusch et al (2005) showed, in a model with beagles where these were infected with Porphyromonas
gingivalis and Fusobacterium nucleatum subgingivally around all teeth that the PAD treatment resulted in significantly less reddening
and tendency to bleeding. Shibli et al (2003) showed in a model with a ligature induced periimplantitis in dogs that PAD reduced the
number of bacteria of Prevotella strains, Fusobacterium strains and Streptococcus betahaemolyticus. Furthermore, Shibli (2006) showed
in dogs with periimplantitis, that PAD together with guided bone regeneration (GBR) gave better results than GBR alone. Teichert et
al (2002) showed in a model with immuno-suppressed mice that PAD could totally eradicate Candida albicans from pseudomembranous candida
lesions on the back of the tongue. Bonsor (2006) showed in an examination of 14 patients and 32 root canals in clinical practice that
20 root canals were initially infected.