New technology creates natural-looking fillings and crowns in a single visit
FORT COLLINS, CO – SEPTEMBER 18, 2018 – Drs. RADTKE, ECKHARDT, HUNTER, AND LAMBERT of FRONT RANGE DENTAL CENTER, announce the availability of tooth-colored fillings and crowns, formed to exact tooth dimensions in a single office visit. The new approach to tooth restoration is made possible by innovative CEREC® CAD/CAM technology that designs and mills a custom ceramic restoration in under two hours.
“We are pleased to offer our patients the most convenient and esthetically pleasing tooth restoration process available today,” said Dr. Radtke, Dentist, at FRONT RANGE DENTAL CENTER. “Time is increasingly precious, and we recognize that most people don’t see the dentist office as a favorite past 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.”
CEREC is comprised of a Omnicam which features a LED light source, a medical grade computer and a milling machine, all located on site at the Front Range Dental Center office. The system allows Drs. Radtke, Eckhardt, Hunter and Lambert 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. Radtke 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.
“This equipment greatly enhances the efficiency, accuracy and visual appeal of the restorations we can provide,” said Dr. Eckhardt. “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 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 CEREC will make that possible for more people.”
CEREC has more than two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective, with more than 25 million performed worldwide.
Front Range Dental Center is a local, family owned dental practice located in the Front Range Village Shopping Center in Fort Collins, Colorado! Our dental practice can be reached at 970-673-7321.
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 18, 2018
CONTACT INFO: Kurt Radtke, 970-673-7321, [email protected]