Dr. Alex Parshin will be among the first to admit that many people dread going to the dentist, some even for a simple six-month checkup and cleaning. And those who need to have any type of work done, especially treatments that need return visits, would much rather wrestle an alligator than show up at a dental office for a series of ongoing dental procedures. Fortunately for his patients, Dr. Parshin’s practice is equipped with CEREC Technology in Staten Island so he can perform dental restoration work all in one visit; eliminating the need for his patients to make repeat appointments for an ongoing, time-consuming procedure.
What is CEREC Technology?
The name CEREC is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and it is a system Dr. Parshin uses to design and create laboratory-quality crowns in a single patient visit. No more “See you in three weeks for step two.”
Does CEREC eliminate the need for impressions?
Yes. If you have ever had to have an impression taken of your teeth, you know the havoc it can create with your gag reflex. CEREC technology in Staten Island does away with the need to use an impression tray by utilizing a camera (it resembles a wand) to scan your mouth and make a picture-perfect digital impression of your teeth. It is quick and there is no awful-tasting putty to have to deal with.
Is all the work done in Dr. Parshin’s office?
CEREC technology eliminates the need to involve an outside laboratory. The digital impressions are used in-house. In fact, while you are still in the chair shortly after the scan is taken, Dr. Parshin will show you, on a chairside monitor, what your new crown will look like before it is actually made.
How long does it take to make a crown?
Using CEREC technology, from the time a patient sits down in the chair until a crown is properly fitted in place in their mouth, the appointment can be over in about two hours. While you wait, a precision milling machine, controlled by a computer, carves and shapes your new crown. Temporary crowns are a thing of the past with CEREC.
What are CEREC restorations made of?
Your restoration is made of metal-free, biocompatible materials that is so precisely designed, it will fit perfectly in your mouth with very little to no adjustment needed by Dr. Parshin.
Who is a good candidate for a CEREC restoration?
Once Dr. Parshin thoroughly examines your teeth, mouth, and gums, and it is determined that you have one or more damaged teeth, he will discuss the option of using CEREC technology to repair and restore your teeth to a healthy condition in just a single visit.
If you have concerns about your oral health and would like to know more about dental crowns and the advantages of state-of-the-art, stress-free CEREC technology, please don’t wait any longer to get help. Schedule an examination with Dr. Alex Parshin by using our online request form, or by calling Parshin Dental at (718) 494-2010.