Galileos Sirona 3D Imaging System
Galileos Sirona 3D brings you the latest breathtaking technology for guided in-house implantology in one treatment session.
The matching of CEREC this 3D X-ray enables dentists to offer highly precise implant planning, surgical guide production and final prosthetic manufacturing – in-house and in one visit.
Dean Cosmetic Dentistry is one of only a few practices in the Knoxville area to have this amazing 3D imaging system – Galileos Sirona 3D.
Galileos Sirona 3D does not only capture the entire jaw, including the jaw joints, but also all important anatomical structures of the craniofacial region.Using just the lowest necessary dose, Galileos Sirona 3D creates a detailed representation based on the newly developed metal artifact reconstruction software MARS.
Are you too busy for two dental visits?
by Donnie Dean, D.D.S.
|Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating satisfying results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC®, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.|
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CERamic REConstruction. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated. CEREC has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
How can I find out if this is an option for me?
Call our office at (865) 539-1119 or contact us here by email. We will be happy to answer all of your questions on this new technology.