CEREC – One-Visit All-Porcelain Restorations

Cutting-edge innovations in dental technology is requiring patients to spend less time in the dental chair – What could be better news to a patient than that!

Technology today is changing our everyday lives. Many people, however, aren’t aware that technology also is impacting dentistry in new and exciting ways. Cutting-edge innovations in dental technology and instruments are requiring less time in the dental chair, causing less discomfort and creating beautiful results. One breakthrough instrument, called CEREC® allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth in one visit with natural -colored ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.

Cerec provides you with the opportunity to make the most efficient use of your time in the dental chair and complete multiple restorations in the same appointment. This technology allows dentists to design and fabricate restorations at the same time. You can have several strong, beautiful restorations placed in a fraction of the time it would traditionally take.

What is CEREC®?

CEREC® translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.  This means one visit crowns, veneers and onlays with no “temporaries” to fall off and no second visit – think of the time, local anesthetic needles and pain this saves patients.

What does this innovation mean for a patient?
A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver-mercury fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural -looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque resistant. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab.

What Kinds of Procedures Can It Perform?

  • Partial Crowns
  • Complete Crowns
  • Porcelain Inlays and Onlays — which preserve healthy tooth structures
  • Porcelain Veneers or Laminates
  • Inlay Onlay Crown

How CEREC® Works and the Advantages it Offers

CEREC® (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. In the course of one visit, dentists can diagnose and prepare your damaged tooth, create an optical impression of the tooth, and use CEREC to design and mill a precision restoration, which is then permanently bonded to your tooth. No mess, no discomfort, no wait.  Cerec technology allows dentists to create a strong, customized, tooth-colored ceramic restorations right at their office, usually within a single appointment. No temporary crowns or second visit is required and the aesthetics are beautiful and natural looking.

Cerec® provides you with the opportunity to make the most efficient use of your time in the dental chair and complete multiple restorations in the same appointment. Ask your dentist about Cerec&reg, and get the beautiful smile you want in just one visit.