gum contouring

Accidents happen. Some more often than others, but it’s what we call life. But when something happens to your teeth during said accident, there is immediate cause for concern. After all, your smile is the first thing most people notice. Regardless of what caused the damage to your teeth, you’ll likely want to have it treated. Conventional treatment options leave plenty to be desired, most notably how long it takes for the treatment to finish. After all, visiting the dentist is a pain – having to do it numerous times for a single issue makes it so much worse.

CEREC technology aims to help solve that problem by making it possible for treatments that usually took weeks to be done in just one sitting. Using CAD/CAM technology, CEREC allows dentists to quickly design and create crowns and fit them in less than an hour.

CEREC technology allows dentists to copy the exact look of their patient’s natural teeth, from the translucency to the shade, as well as contouring. CEREC restorations are often made from medical-grade ceramic, composite or silicate core materials, or in most cases, a combination of all three.

The process starts off with a small, high definition camera capturing the necessary imaging of the prepared teeth in the patient’s mouth. The images are then loaded into the software, where the calculations and designs for the restoration are made. Finally, the information is sent to a milling machine that basically prints out the designed restoration in as few as 5 minutes.

If you would like to learn more about CEREC technology, contact Kemmet Dental Design at 701-872-4789 or visit for additional information.

Kemmet Dental Design proudly serves Minot and all surrounding areas.

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