What is CEREC?
Have you been told that you need a new crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge? This can cause a lot of questions and concerns about the procedure, cost, and how your teeth will look. If you’re looking for dental restorations that are fast, easy, durable, and beautiful, then you might want to learn about the Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. (CEREC).
What is CEREC, and Why Do I Care?
CEREC is a restoration technology for designing and building very high-quality, metal-free dental restorations fast and simply. This is done using 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology in order to design the perfect crown, onlay, inlay, or bridge without taking annoying dental impressions. Not only that, but it actually builds and applies the restoration, all in a single office visit!
Benefits of CEREC include:
- Creates digital impressions for restorations fast
- It’s restorations look natural and are made of biocompatible materials
- They fit perfectly and last for many years
- Fewer visits and lower cost than other restoration methods
- Over a decade in clinical research and experience
It has been around for some time, and the manufacturer is always on the look-out for ways to improve the patient experience. Over four million restorations have been done using it worldwide!
Do I need a CEREC restoration?
Anyone who needs a new crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge might be a CEREC candidate. This method of dental restoration is also ideal for cracked teeth, failing restorations, or any significant damage to your teeth. Some chose it because they want to replace old metal restorations with a more natural-looking and effective biocompatible material.
How does CEREC work?
With it, everything is done in one office visit. The first step is photographing your tooth using a three-dimensional software, which will then create the restoration shape. The practitioner will refine that model using 3D CAD software to ensure the perfect fit. After the model is completed, a milling machine builds the restoration out of ceramic using precise, computer-operated diamond head cutters. The restoration is then bonded to the tooth using a long-lasting resin.
Whatever your dental restoration needs might be, CEREC offers you simple solutions that save you time, money, and hassle while creating beautiful, perfectly-fitted restorations that will last for many years!