Two modern dentistry technologies may soon be integrated to form an excellent cosmetic dental solution: CEREC and Invisalign. According to Dentistry IQ, a resource for publications of dental information, Sirona, the manufacturer of CEREC Omnicam and CEREC Ortho software, announced that the two tools can now be used to submit digital impressions for Invisalign treatments. Through a guided scanning process, seamless digital impressions can now be submitted immediately, thereby connecting CEREC with Invisalign treatment. This feature will come in the Ortho 1.1 software which will be made accessible in selected markets by summer of 2015.
Dentists and patients, however, will still have some waiting time before this integration would be fully implemented. It would be good to know first how these two technologies have been used separately and how they can benefit you when you consult a dentist around Wilkes Barre for cosmetic treatments.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is short for Ceramic Restoration. It allows dental offices, such as Back Mountain Dental in Trucksville, PA to create crowns in one visit. Without CEREC technology, patients have to go through multiple visits to the dentist to undergo the multiple procedures needed to finish a crown. The same is true for crowns, inlays, and onlays. Patients don’t have to worry because the scientific studies confirming the clinical safety of CEREC teeth restoration number over 250.
What is Invisalign?
Invisalign, on the other hand, is an option for teeth alignment using a transparent plastic material – virtually invisible, and thus dubbed “invisible braces”. The dentist who will perform the Invisalign treatment will start by taking impressions of the teeth as they need to be custom-fitted to the patient. The process is done through taking x-rays and pictures of the patient’s teeth. The precise impressions will be the basis for the steps in the custom treatment plan formulated by the dentist and the patient.
Advantage of Their Combination
From the descriptions of the technologies, it’s easy to see how they can complement each other. CEREC enables the creation of impressions with technical precision in a short amount of time, thereby speeding up the process of Invisalign treatment. The implementation of the treatment plan will be shorter and the patient won’t need to take too much out of his/her busy life for it. The integration will further advance dental practice in general, especially for a dentist near Wilkes Barre, PA who already uses both technologies.