Dr. K.B. Parkes and Dr. Karen S. Keenan use CEREC technology at their Nashville, TN, practice to create lifelike, durable dental restorations such as crowns and porcelain veneers. CEREC prosthetics can conceal damaged or misshapen teeth in a personalized, chairside treatment without the need for an outside lab. In some cases, the doctors are able to digitally plan and prepare your restorations in a single office visit.
What is CEREC?
CEREC, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic is a cost-effective, efficient method for creating porcelain veneers, bridges, and crowns. Our office uses digital scans to plan and create your restoration, eliminating the need for uncomfortable traditional impression trays.
Studies have found that 85 percent of CEREC restorations remained fully intact after 10 years.
Once we complete your scans, we will export the images to the CEREC software and generate previews of what your restoration will look like. Once you are pleased with the projected results of your treatment, we will use the CEREC unit to precisely create incredibly lifelike restorations that complement your smile.
CEREC Same-Day Restorations
Same-day crowns, bridges, and veneers are created on-site in a matter of minutes.
CEREC Cosmetic and Restorative Prosthetics
Thanks to CEREC technology, we can create prosthetics that not only conceal cosmetic imperfections but also help to improve the function of your smile. Our office will work closely with you to decide what type of CEREC restoration will best address your cosmetic or functional concerns:
- Veneers: If you have misshapen or slightly damaged teeth, porcelain veneers can conceal a variety of cosmetic flaws in a single, comprehensive treatment.
- Bridges: If you have a gap in your smile resulting from missing teeth, a dental bridge can provide same-day support without the need for temporary prosthetics.
- Crowns: If you have a badly damaged or decayed tooth, porcelain crowns provide long-lasting, structural support for a weakened tooth.
Why Choose Treatment with CEREC?
We have chosen to incorporate CEREC technology into our practice because of the many benefits it can provide to our patients:
Save Time and Money
In some cases, CEREC restorations are ready for placement within a single office visit. This eliminates the need for additional anesthetics, saving you money. In addition, our doctors create all of our restorations in our office and do not send our impressions to an outside lab, which would require an additional waiting period before receiving your restoration.
CEREC uses digital scans to create lifelike, durable, and highly accurate prosthetics while minimizing the probability of human error. Our doctors create beautiful restorations that are customized for your needs and desired outcomes. Thanks to advanced materials used by our office, your prosthetics will closely resemble the translucency and shine of your natural smile.
CEREC prosthetics can help restore aesthetics and function to your smile. If you are missing teeth, dental crowns and bridges can improve your chewing ability and restore alignment to your bite.
CEREC prosthetics are not only natural-looking, but also highly durable. Porcelain is not porous, giving your restoration stain-resistant qualities. A study performed by the National Center for Biotechnology Information found that 85 percent of CEREC restorations remained fully intact after 10 years.
Schedule a Consultation
CEREC technology provides a same-day solution to your cosmetic and functional concerns with durable, highly aesthetic results. If you need to conceal or restore certain aspects of our smile, call our office at (615) 298-2040 or contact us online to determine whether you are a candidate for CEREC restorations.