Advanced dental technology known as Computer-Aided Design/Computer-Aided Manufacturing, or CAD/CAM, makes it possible to fabricate laboratory-grade crowns and other dental restorations in minutes. It’s an amazing innovation when you consider that traditionally, crowns take two or three visits and just as many weeks of waiting. Now you can have a restored tooth without the wait. Columbia cosmetic dentist Dr. Ray Becker was one of the original users of CEREC® in the United States (and the first in State of Maryland), having used the CAD/CAM system for dental restorations since 1991.
CEREC® enables Dr. Becker to design, fabricate and place high quality, custom ceramic dental crowns in a single visit, helping patients to save both time and money. Traditional crowns typically require 2 or more visits to the dentist before leaving with a final restoration. Dr. Becker also uses CEREC technology to create a dental bridge for patients who have missing teeth.
What Do People See When You Smile?
Your smile is one of the first things people notice about you. Changing your smile with cosmetic dentistry can change your life. People will notice your confidence and personality instead of your dental problems.