If it has been a while since you last visited your local dentist or you have been lucky enough not to require any treatment for a while then you might just be amazed about the new ways in which dentistry is able to be practiced. Like many aspects of the modern world, dentistry is being changed by the dazzling array of new technology which is on offer. And it is you, the patient who gets to reap all the benefits.
Many people put off going to the dentist to get that badly needed work done because they feel they simply don’t have the time. This is perfectly understandable with people working longer hours and families to look after. There hardly seems time for anything anymore! But CEREC technology means that many dental practices can now be carried out with breath taking swiftness that just wouldn’t have seem possible a few years ago.
Just take x-rays as an example. Dentists often need to get different views on one particular tooth or area of the mouth. With the traditional x-ray, this would mean that several different x-rays would have to be taken; a laborious process as every individual x-ray would have to be sent off for development in a lab. CEREC techniques use digital x-rays which are three dimensional, thus eliminating the need for repeated images to be taken.
These digital images can be used in conjunction with online technology so that things like porcelain dental veneers and crowns can be fitted very quickly indeed. The three dimensional data can be sent to online milling machines which make the products in little over five minutes. Your Basildon dentist will be delighted to explain all the changes and what they might mean for you and your mouth. Call 01245 268 494 for a free consultation at Advance Dental Clinic in Chelmsford.