Sunrise Dentist Goes High-Tech in Broward County
SUNRISE, Fla., May 25, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Affordable Dental Center, a leading dental practice in Sunrise, Broward, has announced the purchase and immediate deployment of high-tech CEREC « machines which allows a dentist to restore damaged teeth, including crowns, in a single visit at reduced prices.
In less than hour, Dr. Saba Rizvi and her team use natural-colored ceramic fillings to quickly build new crowns in one visit, saving the patient both time, money and inconvenience.
While the machines are gaining in popularity throughout the U.S. they are not generally considered the norm in South Florida dental practices.
"Only a handful of dentists in the Sunrise, Broward area can afford these machines which result in long term savings for our patients, and, just as importantly, time," said Dr. Rizvi.
With over 18 years experience practicing restorative, cosmetic and preventative dentistry, Dr. Rizvi views this technology as a game-changer in reducing the amount of time a patient spends in the dental chair.
CEREC« is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that Dr. Rizvi can affordably restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.
The CEREC« machine incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. Dr. Rizvi uses a special camera to take highly precise images of the damaged tooth.
This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where she uses special 3D software to design the restoration. áThe machine then automatically creates the restoration while the dental patient waits. Finally, Dr. Rizvi bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth.
"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," said Dr. Rizvi.
According to Dr. Rizvi, "A second visit has been eliminated since our dental center no longer needs to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a dental lab."
"This technology is literally changing lives yet the public is generally unaware of just how amazing these machines are. áCEREC« has two decades of clinical research and documentation to support the technology and all the restorations performed at The Affordable Dental Center have proven to be remarkably precise, safe and effective," she said.
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SOURCE The Affordable Dental Center