CEREC® is one of the world’s leading technologies for constructing porcelain restorations.
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and the technology makes it possible to create and place ceramic restorations.
Ceramic® is more beneficial for you as it’s biocompatible and boasts tooth-like physical and aesthetic qualities. An added bonus of CEREC® technology is that it takes digital impressions, so you won’t need to have the uncomfortable impression material placed on your teeth.
The CEREC® system incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine.
Treatment with the CEREC® system starts with assessing your oral health, and then, once the most appropriate treatment has been determined a 3D scan of your mouth will be taken with an intraoral camera.
The digital impression is transferred and displayed on a computer screen, which will show you a 3D model of the tooth—or teeth—which need treatment.
Watch as the CEREC® system creates your porcelain restoration.
You can then watch as your Extreme Dentistry dentist creates a digital version of the restoration. Once the restoration is completed, your dentist will place a ceramic block into the CEREC® milling machine.
The milling machine goes to work creating your restoration based on the 3D model your dentist has worked on. When the milling machine has finished, your Extreme Dentistry dentist will bond the new porcelain restoration to the surface of the tooth that needs treatment.
The advantages of the CEREC® machine
Four advantages of the CEREC® system are:
- Appointments go from 2 or 3 to just one.
- No impression material or sending work off to a lab.
- No temporaries: the only thing placed on your teeth is the final work.
- Tried and tested: more than 8 million restorations have been performed worldwide.
To find out more about CEREC®, or to request an appointment, please contact us today.