You’re having your picture taken, and you really want to smile, but instead you just grin, hiding your teeth from the world. Missing teeth make you want to close your mouth tightly in photos, and that’s just the beginning. Gaps in your smile can be hard on your self-esteem and hinder your social life. Without a full set of teeth, everyday activities like speaking and eating become challenging and even embarrassing. But you don’t have to live like that any longer, thanks to the expertise and technical savvy of our founder, Dr. Richard Porcelli, and our highly skilled team. As a specialist in restorative and cosmetic dentistry, Dr. Porcelli is exceptionally qualified to help you reclaim your smile by making your broken teeth whole again with CEREC crowns and dental bridges.
We can give you back your unique appearance and your full functionality in one day here at our office! CEREC crowns (durable artificial teeth capped on an existing tooth root) and dental bridges (a new tooth held in place by being bonded to adjacent teeth) replace your missing or damaged teeth and work, feel, and look just like real teeth—right down to the sparkle. Our team will determine which solution is best for you. CEREC, which is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is advanced all-in-one technology that can improve your dental health, which is essential to maintaining overall good health. Many dentists’ offices may boast about a machine that they have; our team has received specialized training in CEREC, enabling us to give you the best possible results—teeth that will give you the confidence to smile wide without hesitation.
CEREC can transform your smile in a single visit. It’s an all-in-one system that uses CAD and CAM technology to quickly deliver your new tooth. From the time you sit in the chair, you can have your new restoration in place in about one hour! CEREC uses a camera to take a snap a digital photo of your damaged tooth or teeth. The system’s computer then uses that image to design your restoration(s). From there, a milling machine fabricates your restoration(s) while you relax in comfort in the spa-like setting of our Bluffton, SC office. Our team then expertly bonds the restoration to your tooth, which will integrate seamlessly alongside your healthy teeth. You’re done, and barely an hour has passed. No temporary restorations, just your final CEREC crowns or dental bridges! See more benefits below.
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