November 3, 2016
The word “holistic” has been a recently used buz word (and maybe even overused and abused). The word can have many meanings, depending on who you ask, but in general, “holistic” means in relation to the whole as opposed to focusing on individual parts. Holistic may also refer to balancing the mind, body, and spirit. If one of these components is not functioning optimally, the whole body will be affected. But, what does it mean to be a holistic dentist according to Dr. Dreher? Let us tell you..
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March 31, 2015
Life is busy. The last thing you need is a dental procedure that doesn’t just require one visit to the dentist, but two. With this in mind, Dr. Fred Dreher and his staff in Ballston Spa, NY, are pleased to offer CEREC All Porcelain Restorations, which can restore your tooth and your smile in just one visit.
A tooth may need restoration because of severe decay or traumatic injury that damages the tooth. Either way, the goal is to give you back a beautiful and functioning tooth in as little time as possible. CEREC does just that. Whether your tooth restoration requires a porcelain crown, an inlay, onlay or another common restoration, we can make fast work of this procedure without sacrificing quality at all.
The CEREC Procedure
Traditionally, tooth restorations required x-rays, impressions, models and at least two appointments to complete. CEREC uses a digital infrared camera that captures an optical impression of your damaged tooth. This image is then entered into a computer equipped with 3-D CAD software that designs your crown, inlay, onlay or other restoration. The virtual model of your tooth that this system creates also determines the correct color, shape and chewing surface for your restoration.
This virtual model is then wirelessly transmitted to the milling unit in Dr. Dreher’s office and your restoration is fabricated from porcelain or composite materials in about 20 minutes. Dr. Dreher adhesively bonds the new restoration to your prepared tooth and you are on your way with a completely restored smile. Take care of your restoration that same way you do your natural teeth—brush and floss every day and be sure to schedule biannual checkups with Dr. Dreher so he can regularly inspect your restoration.
Schedule an Appointment Today
If you have a tooth that needs to be restored, then call the office of Dr. Dreher and ask about CEREC All Porcelain Restorations. We serve patients in Ballston Spa, NY, as well as the surrounding communities of Saratoga Springs, Watervliet, Schenectady, Cohoes, Gloversville and Glens Falls.
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