CEREC system offers patients convenient same-day tooth restoration


Are you suffering with extensive dental decay or tooth damage but don’t have enough time in your schedule for multiple dentist appointments?

Dr. Tim Stirneman and his team at the Lake in the Hills-based Compassionate Dental Care understand how busy people can be.

That’s why his office chooses to use the convenient chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics (CEREC®) system.

While the CEREC restoration process is very similar to traditional ceramic restorations, the computer-assisted design and manufacture system allows the team to prepare teeth, design a custom restoration, mill the restoration, and place the crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge during a single visit rather than requiring two separate appointments.

How does it work?

First, the tooth is prepared by removing any damaged dental structure. Then an intraoral camera is used to take capture digital bite impressions which are more precise than traditional impressions and are immediately available.

Once the bite impressions and restoration plan are sent to the milling unit, a solid block of high-quality ceramic is crafted into a custom restoration taking between 20 minutes and an hour in most cases. After the milling unit has completed the restoration, Compassionate Dental Care team members carefully place, seal, and shine the crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge for beautiful, natural-looking results that last for decades with proper care.

Another plus? In most cases, the restoration blends so seamlessly that the casual observer has no idea that patients have a dental restoration.

By staying up to date with the newest advances in dentistry, Dr. Stirneman and the Compassionate Dental Care staff can offer patients treatments that are more comfortable, convenient, and effective.

Compassionate Dental Care

261 North Randall Road

Lake In The Hills, IL 60156


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