CEREC is a acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Most dental restorative procedure require more than one dental visit. The CEREC procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. We use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty and function.
On your first visit your tooth is prepared and photographed and stored as a 3D digital model. Specialized software is then used to approximate the shape using biogeneric comparisons to surrounding teeth. The model is refined using 3D CAD software.
When the model is complete, a milling machine carves the actual restoration out of a ceramic block using diamond-head cutters under computer controls. Once it is milled, the restoration (crown, inlay, veneer) is bonded to the tooth using a resin cement.
Your restoration is completed in one visit, no more temporaries!