No Messy Impressions.
CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the
restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays,
onlays, and veneers. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of
minutes. CEREC restorations are
made of compressed porcelain. It is
for this reason that they are stronger than laboratory restorations, which are
layered porcelain. The most
beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished
in one visit. In addition to the
benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression
material to bite on or temporary to wear.
procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay
from the tooth. The doctor will
then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very
fine powder. This allows the
digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth
will appear on a computer screen in 3D.
This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of
you. Once the design is completed,
the CEREC will mill the restoration.
This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if
you would like. When the
restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over