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Ecuador Dental Savings
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Ecuador Dental Savings

A recent message entitled Ecuador Dentist Update June 2009 reviewed Ecuador dental savings and a rave for the Ecuador dentist, Dr. Bayardo Bolano, a US trained dentist living in Ibarra, Ecuador.

One reader asked if this dentist uses the Cerec crown dental technology.

We checked on this and our staff in Ecuador replied:

I called Dr. Bayardo, and he confirmed that he is using the technology called Cerec crown.  He explained that this is a machine that makes a copy of the tooth based on photography. He said also there is one other dentist in Ecuador who uses this technology.

This dental technology in Ecuador offers a really important benefit for Americans and Canadians visiting Ecuador dentists because it saves time.  Readers who travel to Ecuador usually want to complete their Ecuador dental work as fast as they can.

There is a good explanation written by a cosmetic dentist of this dental system. The site is shown at the end of this message.

Here is an excerpt from that site:

To understand Cerec crowns and their pros and cons, you need a little background in the construction of a crown:

HOW CROWNS ARE MADE – Usually a crown takes two visits: on the first visit, the tooth is prepared by being shaved down somewhat. An impression is taken of your teeth, and this impression is sent to a laboratory where your crown will be made. Meanwhile, you wear a temporary crown made with some type of plastic material. On your second appointment, the temporary is removed and the durable crown is placed on your tooth.

CEREC ONE-VISIT CROWNS – A recent innovation available in the offices of some cosmetic dentists is the “Computer-assisted design-Computer-assisted manufacture” crown, or “CAD-CAM.” The company that is foremost in this technology is Cerec. This crown is milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely, thus eliminating the laboratory step in manufacturing the crown.

With Cerec’s CAD-CAM technology, the crown is made by a computer while you wait, thus eliminating the second appointment and the temporary crown. These Cerec crowns are milled out of pure ceramic.

Advantages:

* Cerec crowns are made in one visit, saving both the dentist and the patient time.

* With Cerec, there is no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates one of the potential discomforts for the patient.

* Cerec crowns have no metal in them, and thus are reasonably esthetic.

* Cerec material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since they are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than typical white composite fillings.

* While the initial investment in Cerec technology is expensive, it can save money over the long run because there is no extra lab technician fee for the dentist, and only one appointment is required, not two.

Disadvantages:

* Since Cerec crowns are milled out of a single block of ceramic, it is difficult to incorporate into them the subtle color gradients of natural teeth.

* Using Cerec technology requires extra training on the part of the dentist. You need to be sure your dentist is expert in this technology.

We receive many raves about Ecuador dentists.  As a subscriber you can download a list of  Ecuador Dentists in Quito, Cotacachi, Ibarra, Manta, Cuenca and Guayaquil.

Dental costs are usually 75% to 80% less than in the US.  Join us at a course in Ecuador and pay for the trip with dental savings.

Read seven more articles about Ecuador dentists here

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www.garyascott.com/2009/07/03/5739.html
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Gary

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