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Dental technology goes wireless in Tahoe Truckee

Jack Semmens, D.D.S.
Special to the Sun

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. and#8212;-Dentistry has undergone an amazing transformation in the last decade. Dentistry has always been innovative and many of the instruments and their use have been designed by dentists themselves.

We now have introduced the computer age to help us give the best service to our clients. We have computer software than runs our office systems and allow us to integrate everything from digital radiographs to computer bite analysis.

The technology revolutionizing dentistry is the advent and perfection of cad-cam into the dental field. I have introduced the CEREC system from Serona into my practice. The CEREC digital camera and software allows me to capture the prepared tooth as multiple teeth and design the crown with special software, wirelessly send it to a milling machine that in minutes mills the crown from new high-tech pressed ceramic. I can then adjust contact and stain and glaze in a porcelain oven. The crown can then be bonded into place as a final restoration.

This technology allows one day restorations without impressions or temporaries and usually on one application of anesthetic. What a blessing for our patients. Please visit http://www.jacksemmensdds.com to learn more or contact us at 530-583-5546. The office is located at 495 N. Lake Blvd., Ste. 270, Tahoe City.

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