A new reason to smile is only one visit away!
A new reason to smile is only one visit away at Michiana Smiles offices located in South Bend, Granger, and Mishawaka. If you need to replace a crown or your old childhood silver fillings, then our doctors have the answer for you- CEREC© Dentistry. CEREC© dentistry is a revolutionary way to restore damaged teeth in a single visit. NO More Silver Fillings – CEREC© Restorations are here! CEREC© is the revolutionary way to restore your teeth and bring them back to their natural color.
Jeffrey S. Mader, DDS. of Michiana Smiles was the first CEREC© dentist in Michiana and has years of experience with this state-of-the-art technology. So, instead of replacing a filling with metal or resin, our doctors will suggest a longer-lasting, one-visit CEREC© porcelain restoration that he will guarantee for the lifetime of his practice. Studies show that CEREC© is the longest-lasting restoration available in dentistry today.
What is CEREC?
CEREC© means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth.
CEREC© is an acronym for:
What advantages does CEREC offer me?
First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour. With CEREC© there’s no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab. We won’t inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit.
Secondly, the restoration is natural-looking, because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It’s metal-free-no silver fillings to discolor your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.
How does CEREC work?
First, we prepare the damaged tooth by applying a thin layer of reflective powder directly on the tooth’s surface. Using a special camera, we then take a picture of the tooth. We work from this photo, which is actually a pin-sharp optical impression of the tooth.
CEREC Restoration Computer Aided Design technology helps us design the restoration from the optical impression. You can actually watch us design your new restoration on a full-color computer monitor right before your eyes!
Then CEREC© creates an extremely precise restoration. A high-speed diamond bur and a disk work simultaneously to mill the restoration out of a solid block of ceramic material. Finally, we bond the newly milled restoration to the tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.
Over a decade of clinical research and experience supports the CEREC© technology. User input and research have helped the manufacturer improve the product during this time. Dentists have performed over four million restorations worldwide.
During a single visit, the porcelain material is bonded in your tooth and is compatible with tissue in your mouth. It is a high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque resistant material. CEREC© will make your teeth stronger, more beautiful and bring your teeth back to their original appearance!
Replace your crowns or fillings with CEREC© and restore your damaged teeth. Dr. Mader has the most experience because he was the first CEREC© dentist in Michiana. Once you try CEREC©, you’ll never go back to the dark days of silver mercury fillings. Best of all, this entire procedure is done in ONE easy visit!
Since the fall of 2000, Dr. Mader and Michiana Smiles doctors and staff have placed over 10,000 CEREC© restorations to many happy patients. Dr. Mader is an ISCD Certified CEREC© trainer and was the first CEREC© dentist in Michiana. His office is a CEREC© training facility. Dentists from around the country come to his office to learn this amazing technology.