Farmington Hills, MI (PRWEB) July 22, 2012
Roman Shlafer, a dentist located in Farmington Hills, MI is improving the smiles of his patients with the use of new technology. The new Chairside Economical Restorations Esthetic Ceramic has streamlined the process of producing a porcelain crown so that it can all be done in-office.
Dr. Shlafer is using the new CEREC procedure to replace old, metal fillings and to restore teeth in a procedure that usually takes a single appointment. The new onlays or crowns are created out of a ceramic block that is the same shade as your natural teeth. Whether you require a complete dental crown or a simple replacement filling, the procedure can traditionally be done in one appointment, and no temporary crowns are required.
Previous techniques required that a physical impression of the tooth be taken and sent to a lab where a crown was created and returned to the dentist within a few weeks. The patient usually needed a temporary crown so that they could go about their daily business until the second appointment when the permanent dental crown was cemented.
With CEREC, the entire procedure can be completed in Dr. Shlafer’s office using the latest technology. Once the tooth has been examined, Dr. Shlafer takes an optical impression of the prepared tooth and then uses the CEREC 3D software to adjust the model before sending it to a milling machine located within the office. The machine mills a specially selected ceramic block, the color of the patient's tooth, to the required specifications. The completed permanent crown is ready to be bonded. The patient will leave the appointment with a new porcelain dental crown that matches their natural teeth.
About the Doctor
Dr. Roman Shlafer is a general practitioner offering patients personalized dental care for Farmington Hills, Michigan since 1986. Dr. Shlafer received his DDS from the University Of Michigan School Of Dentistry, where he studied under top reconstructive and cosmetic dentists. He completed his graduate studies at the Center for Advanced Dental Studies. Dr. Shlafer is part of the American Dental Association and is part of one percent of dental professionals providing the most recent FDA cleared laser procedure for gum disease and periodontal treatment. To learn more about Dr. Shlafer and his dental services visit his website at http://www.detroitgumsurgery.com and call (248) 918-4205.