Cosmetic Dentistry Trends: All-Ceramic Restorations and 3D Dental Imaging
Technology and materials are continuously advancing and reshaping the field of cosmetic dentistry. In recent years, compelling developments in all-ceramic restorations and 3D (CAD/CAM) dental imaging have contributed to significant enhancement in the results that dentists are able to achieve for their patients.
All Ceramic Dentistry – Completely Metal-Free Porcelain Restorations
Today’s all-ceramic dental restorations, such as porcelain crowns, porcelain veneers, inlays, onlays, and bridges, offer several advantages over combined metal restorations and all-ceramic options of the past:
- Ceramic materials have become significantly stronger and more resilient, which contributes to enhanced function and longevity of restorations.
- All-ceramic restorations have a more natural-looking appearance compared to porcelain-fused-to-metal restorations, which can blemish the smile when dark metal shows through.
- Because ceramic restorations now retain their strength at thinner measurements, more of the healthy natural tooth can be saved.
- Bonding compounds used to affix all-porcelain restorations to teeth are stronger and longer-lasting than ever before.
Dr. Wayde Fawcett offers high-quality, all-ceramic options for all of the restorative and cosmetic procedures he offers at his practice. In his professional opinion, all-porcelain restorations provide for the best overall treatment results when considering the enhanced strength, longevity, appearance, and overall dental health achieved.
3D CAD/CAM Dental Imaging
From diagnosis to smile planning and on through to the creation of custom restorations, advancements in 3D dental imaging are elevating the overall quality of the results achieved with cosmetic and restorative procedures. Dental imaging systems can provide thorough, accurate, and versatile 3D images of the oral structures that have become highly advantageous at all stages of the restoration process. At his practice, Dr. Fawcett utilizes notable 3D imaging technologies, including the Galileos 3D™ scanning system and the CEREC® CAD/CAM machine.
Dr. Fawcett prides himself on providing the highest level of care to all patients, and the advanced technology and treatments he has incorporated into his practice allow him to achieve that goal.