Edina, MN (PRWEB) March 2, 2006
Dental patients can now get a beautiful, perfectly fitted crown in a single visit. Dr. Mark Matsumoto, DDS of Grandview Center for Dentistry in Edina, Minnesota, announced the availability of tooth-colored fillings and crowns, custom-formed to exact tooth dimensions, in a single office visit. This new approach to tooth restoration is made possible by innovative CEREC® CAD/CAM technology that designs and mills a custom ceramic restoration in less than 20 minutes.
“We are pleased to offer our dental patients in the Minneapolis area the most convenient and aesthetically pleasing tooth restoration process available today,” said Dr. Matsumoto, Owner, Grandview Center for Dentistry. “Time is increasingly precious, and we recognize that most people don’t see going to the dentist office as a favorite pass time. Using the CEREC equipment we can provide a great looking smile to our patients in a single visit, letting them get back to the more important things in life.”
The new CEREC process is comprised of a digital infrared camera, a medical grade computer and a milling machine, all located on site at the Grandview dental office. The system allows Dr. Matsumoto to repair a damaged tooth in about two hours using tooth-colored ceramic restorations. The camera takes an optical impression of the damaged tooth, eliminating the need for cumbersome and uncomfortable impression molds, and uploads the image to the computer. Once in the system, Dr. Matsumoto uses 3D CAD (Computer Aided Design) software to design the restoration. Then the CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) system takes over to automatically create the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the new custom-crafted restoration is bonded to the remaining healthy tooth tissue of the damaged tooth.
Restorations created using CEREC technology offer dental patients a long-lasting, esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings, crowns and veneers. Better yet, the patient can receive this smile-altering care much faster. Traditional approaches required a return appointment, waiting for the restoration to be manufactured in a separate lab. On-site design and milling eliminate the wait. CEREC restorations are as durable as traditionally fabricated restorations and are similar to patients’ natural teeth in form and function.
“This equipment greatly enhances the efficiency, accuracy and visual appeal of the restorations we can provide,” said Matsumoto. “Patients will benefit from more timely and more comfortable care that puts them back on track quickly. We are optimistic that the availability of CEREC restorations will also help some patients overcome their fears when they see how fast and painless the treatment process can be. We believe everyone should have access to their best smile, and our new CEREC procedure will make that possible for more people.”
CEREC has over two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective, with more than eight million performed worldwide.
For additional information and media inquiries about Grandview Center for Dentistry, its new CEREC procedure or any of its other services, please contact MaryBeth Swift or visit http://www.grandviewdentistry.com.
Grandview Center for Dentistry is an elegant dental office specializing in cosmetic dentistry, "smile design," dental restorations, teeth whitening, porcelain veneers and dental implants. The office is headed by Dr. Mark Matsumoto, DDS, and is located in the Grandview Office Center in Edina, Minnesota.
MaryBeth Swift, Practice Manager
Grandview Center for Dentistry
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