Albany County Family Dentistry uses the latest in digital dentistry technology. We implement CEREC technology solutions for improved treatment and planning. This state-of-the-art system allows us to provide our patients with same-day dental restorations. No longer will you have to go through a series of appointments just for one crown. Choose us and have us create a porcelain crown restorative in one visit!
You’ll get the service you need promptly, effectively, and at an affordable rate. We accept all insurance and are providers for Blue Cross Blue Shield and Delta Dental. Schedule an appointment at Albany County Family Dentistry to get your crown restorative created today.
CEREC is comprised of a Bluecam which features a blue LED light source, a medical grade computer and a milling machine, all located on site at Albany County Family Dentistry. The system allows Dr. Killpack to repair a damaged tooth in about one hour 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. Killpack 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 in a shorter period of time. Traditional approaches often required a return appointment after the patient waited for the restoration to be manufactured in a separate lab. On-site milling eliminates the wait. CEREC restorations are as durable as traditionally fabricated restorations and are similar to patients’ natural dentition in form and function.
CEREC has more than two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven to be precise, safe and effective, with more than 25 million performed worldwide.