What is CEREC?
CEREC is a system for creating dental restorations such as crowns, inlays, and other dental restorations within a single visit. This technology allows us to create high-quality ceramic crowns in-office, saving you time and money while getting natural-looking, durable restorations.
This revolutionary CEREC system can be used to fabricate:
Why choose CEREC?
CEREC uses an all-ceramic material that is both long-lasting and biocompatible. This makes it one of the safest materials for dental procedures. Because ceramics closely match the color and translucency of natural teeth, the results are natural-looking while resisting wear and tear.
CEREC materials use a state-of-the-art bonding method that requires removing the least amount of tooth structure for proper placement. Teeth that might have been lost or needed full crowns can be restored with CEREC inlays and onlays, helping to recover full function.
One of the biggest advantages of CEREC technology is speed. The entire procedure, from impressions to delivery, is completed in a single visit. You spend less time in the office and do not have to wear temporary appliances while you wait for a dental lab to finish making your crown. This modernized system allows you to enjoy beautiful, long-lasting dental restorations in a fraction of the time.
How does CEREC work?
The process begins as normal, with an examination of your teeth to determine what procedure is best for your situation. Once a decision is made, the tooth will be prepared and an optical impression of your teeth is taken using a 3D scanner. These impressions are sent to a computer and used to create a detailed, precise design for your restoration. These specifications are sent to an in-office milling machine, which can produce a customized restoration in as little as 20 minutes.
Your dentist will ensure that the restoration fits properly, then bond it in place and polish it. Your procedure will be completed in as little as 1-2 hours. More than 20 million CEREC restorations have been completed around the world, and the number continues to grow. The dental industry considers this a trustworthy method of restoring teeth, due to the high-quality materials and natural-looking results.
If you are in or around Carlstadt and need dental restorations, consider the benefits of single-visit restorations. Call our office today to learn more about what CEREC can do for you.