Digital Dentistry

Eric N. Bloom, DDS

Family Dentist & Implant Dentist located in Glenview, IL

Dentistry has entered the digital age. At the practice of Eric N. Bloom, DDS, in Glenview, Illinois, state-of-the-art technology meets first-class dental service. Dr. Bloom uses his engineering background and decades of experience honing his technical expertise to deliver the highest quality care as fast and affordable as possible. From CEREC® digital impressions that allow same-day restoration to cone beam computed tomography imaging for precise measurement, Dr. Bloom has the tools to give you your brightest smile. To find out more, schedule a consultation by calling or booking online.

Digital Dentistry Q & A

What is the CEREC method?

The CEREC method is the world’s most advanced system for ceramic and partial crowns. You’re in and out of the office in a single visit and ready for dinner that night!

If Dr. Bloom recommends a crown to protect and restore your teeth, CEREC is a fast, precise option. Following consultation, a camera captures the tooth or teeth that need crowns. This information is transmitted to the computer where a 3D model is generated.

Next, a milling station uses the 3D model to create your crown from a high-quality ceramic block. If you like, you can even watch your crown take shape. Once finished, Dr. Bloom can insert your custom ceramic restoration.

What are the advantages of the CEREC method?

The CEREC method offers a more comfortable experience and higher quality. The result looks, feels, and works as a real tooth — within a single visit!

By using a camera, the impression of the tooth that needs treatment is captured nearly instantly. You don’t have to bite down on an uncomfortable, unpleasant impression material for minutes at a time.

Since it all happens in one day, not only do you avoid a follow-up appointment, but there’s no need for a temporary prosthesis. These bothersome and disruptive solutions between visits are a thing of the past.

The precision and quality of the method allow for as much of your original tooth to be preserved as possible. Coupled with premier ceramic materials, the crown can last for decades and look indistinguishable from your natural teeth.

What is cone beam computed tomography?

Cone beam computed tomography is an imaging technology that enables 3D rendering of your mouth and teeth. Traditional radiographic images, like X-rays, only offer a two-dimensional representation of your teeth, limiting the accuracy of measurement and making diagnosis more difficult.

Fully understanding the orientation of your teeth and identifying any internal or external oddities is not possible without cone beam computed tomography. Visualizing these features allows for more effective treatment and comprehensive prevention. Early detection can save you from unnecessary damage and pain, not to mention additional visits to the dentist.

To learn more about how digital dentistry can improve your smile and dental health, schedule a consultation with Dr. Bloom by calling or booking online.