Q&A with Dr Golestani

Western Suburbs Weekly - - Business -

Why is technology so im­por­tant to you in the den­tal field?

“Tech­no­log­i­cal ad­vances are a re­al­ity of our ev­ery­day life. Den­tistry is no ex­cep­tion. The right technology will cre­ate ef­fi­cien­cies for the prac­ti­tioner and com­fort for the pa­tient. This is why technology is so im­por­tant to me.”

Why is CEREC® bet­ter than con­ven­tional ma­te­ri­als?

“CEREC is just the tool, not the ma­te­rial used in the tooth. How­ever, CEREC al­lows me to use the most ad­vanced ce­ramic ma­te­ri­als that are as close to the orig­i­nal tooth struc­ture. CEREC® also al­lows me to chem­i­cally bond the ce­ram­ics to the tooth. This is much stronger, pro­duces a seal pre­vent­ing fu­ture de­cay, and is much more aes­thet­i­cally pleas­ing be­cause the ce­ram­ics are a per­fect match to the tooth colour. In many cases, my pa­tients can­not even no­tice where I have re­stored the tooth.

That is so much bet­ter than the old sil­ver or black fill­ings.”

Can I have a CEREC in­stead of a crown?

“Yes, ab­so­lutely! Pro­vided the tooth has not al­ready had a crown, a bonded ce­ramic restora­tion can re­place a ma­jor­ity of the tooth negat­ing the need for a crown. Since I in­tro­duced CEREC ® technology to my den­tal of­fice 16 years ago, my use of ‘ce­mented’ crowns has re­duced as much as 80%. Ce­ramic restora­tions pro­duced by my CEREC ® technology are chem­i­cally bonded hence the amount of tooth de­struc­tion is re­duced sig­nif­i­cantly. Crowns, in many cases, are just not needed any­more!

I stress, how­ever, that technology such as CEREC® is only a tool and only in trained and ex­pe­ri­enced hands can you achieve the de­sired out­come.”

Who is suit­able for CEREC®?

“Any­one with those hor­ri­ble old leaky metal fill­ings will need them re­placed. Ce­ramic restora­tions done us­ing CEREC ® technology will pro­duce a sealed, bonded aes­thetic restora­tion.

Also chipped or bro­ken teeth can be re­paired with a bio­com­pat­i­ble ce­ramic fill­ing in just one visit. No im­pres­sions with that old sticky putty and no tem­po­rary fill­ings that fall out!”

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