At Forest Hills Dental, Dr. Morganti routinely uses an invaluable piece of technology called CEREC. CEREC is a computer that scans the topography of the teeth, and allows for porcelain crowns and bridges to be designed digitally and manufactured within one visit. This means no more goopy impressions, no more temporaries, and no second visit!
The teeth are anesthetized and any old restorative materials and decay are removed. The teeth are prepared for their new restorations, a scan is taken, and the restorations are designed and milled out of a solid block of durable ceramic. Once milled, the restorations are placed in a ceramic firing oven where they get their strength and esthetic qualities. The entire visit generally takes about 90 minutes.