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August 01, 2017
Category: Dental Procedures

You're probably familiar with the basic idea behind 3D printing, a manufacturing technique where a computer aids in the construction of a cerecsolid, three-dimensional object. It seems too futuristic to be real, but many items are now made in this manner. At Kemlage Family Dentistry, we use a similar concept called CEREC to create beautiful, durable crowns and other restorations right in our office in Fenton, MO. Thousands of dentists worldwide are using this amazing in-office technology. You'll learn here why Dr. Thomas Kemlage and Dr. Andrew Kemlage are proud to offer it to their patients!

What does CEREC stand for?

CEREC is short for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

How does CEREC work?

After your tooth has been prepared for a restoration, our trained dental team will "scan" the area using a handheld device. The series of resulting pictures will be downloaded to a computer program, where a 3D model of a crown or onlay will be designed. This data will then be sent to our "printer," where it will be milled out to the exact specifications. In about an hour, you'll have a restoration that will fit perfectly and look just like a natural tooth!

Why is CEREC preferred?

Dentists like Dr. Andrew Kemlage and Dr. Thomas Kemlage appreciate the convenience and predictability of CEREC. There's no need to place a temporary crown, which can be unreliable and potentially cause more problems during the period of time that the permanent crown is being crafted in a laboratory. Likewise, patients are impressed with CEREC technology because it saves them time; they do not have to return to their Fenton family dentist's office for removal of a temporary restoration and placement of a permanent one. CEREC restorations are also extremely accurate.

If you'd like to experience CEREC technology for your next tooth restoration, Kemlage Family Dentistry in Fenton, MO is where you need to be! Call us to schedule an appointment today!

By Kemlage Family Dentistry
October 06, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Enjoy the beginning of fall with a quick fix to the dentist. As the nights start to get shorter, you can’t help but realize that summer is almost over. That also means that school will be starting, as well as less time on your hands. Drs. Thomas Kemlage and Andrew Kemlage would like to inform Fenton dental patients about the convenience of CEREC same-day crowns

CEREC Technology: What is it exactly?

CEREC is ceramic reconstruction for the natural tooth. The CEREC system enables a dentist to utilize a 3-D photo as well as computer-aided drafting and manufacturing to assist in the construction of a dental crown, which is a common restorative option for a weak, damaged or discolored tooth.
Rather than making molds of your teeth to cast and shape crowns, CEREC allows us to use digital imaging and a milling technique to create synthetic crowns, which are used to assist with a dental bridge, dental implant and veneer restorative placement.  

The Benefits of CEREC Technology

We feel that the benefits of CEREC technology are too great not to mention, so here they are!
  • Fast results – CEREC technology can make your dental visits quick and time saving.
  • Quality results –With digital imaging, we believe that CEREC is able to generate dental prosthetics that fit patients to a T.
  • No temporary needed –CEREC is able to generate a high-quality custom dental piece almost immediately, which eliminates the use of a temporary crown.
We understand as summer comes to close we find less and less time to get things done. CEREC is so quick and easy; you can save the time that is precious to you. Contact our office today if CEREC sounds like a perfect option for you.
By Thomas Kemlage DDS
February 25, 2014
Category: Dental Procedures
Tags: CEREC  

What Can CEREC Do For You?

Your smile (i.e., your teeth) is usually the first place where people direct their attention. If you have minor tooth imperfections or issues, hiding your smile isn’t going to make your dental problems go away. In recent years, Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC) technology has improved the overall results of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Fenton dentist, Dr. Thomas Kemlage is pleased to offer CEREC services to Fenton patients. CEREC improves dentistry in five ways. Check it out below! CEREC
Covers multiple dental problems: chipped, cracked, loose and discolored teeth.
Esthetically pleasing ceramic material matches your natural teeth.
Restores tooth materials lost to cavities.
Extreme accuracy when applying a CEREC crown or onlay.
Convenient restorations in a single visit.
CEREC gives you one-day crowns, high accuracy to cover the dental margins, solid structure and esthetics that stand above the rest, providing top-notch dentistry for the entire family. If you are in a dental pinch, CEREC is available at Dr. Kemlage’s dental practice.
It doesn’t take away from your time—it’s quality dental care in the areas of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. Fenton patients can call (636) 225-1777 to talk to your Fenton, MO dentists, the Drs. Kemlage. Or check out our “CEREC” page right here. Feel free to leave a comment in the section below!