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5539 W Cermak Rd Cicero IL 60804 USA
Dr. Monil Shah Dr. Monil Shah, family and child dentist in Cicero, located on corner of Cermak and Central in Cicero, IL. Central Dental Associates is a Spanish speaking, General and Affordable Dentistry. (708) 652-7575 (708) 652-7545

What’s New @ the office

CariVu – Caries Detection Device

A brilliant new approach to discovering caries and cracks.

DEXIS CariVu™ is a compact, portable caries detection device that uses patented trans-illumination technology to support the identification of occlusal, interproximal and recurrent carious lesions and cracks.

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How does the CariVu work?

By hugging the tooth and bathing it in safe, near-infrared light, CariVu’s transillumination technology makes the enamel appear transparent while porous lesions trap and absorb the light. This unique caries detector allows the clinician to see through the tooth exposing its structure and the actual structure of any carious lesions with very high accuracy.

CEREC

Central Dental CEREC Cicero

  • No Temporary
  • No Messy Impressions.
  • One Easy Appointment.

CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth.  CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes.  CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain.  It is for this reason that they are stronger than laboratory restorations, which are layered porcelain.  The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit.  In addition to the benefit of a one-visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.

How is it done? 

The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple.  The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth.  The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D.  This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you.  Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration.  This step takes approximately 13 minutes.  You can actually watch this process if you would like.  When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration in oven to fire it. Once it is fired and glazed, the doctors will bon the restoration to the tooth.  The entire process should take just over an hour.