WHAT IS CEREC?
CEREC is a 3D imaging and CAD/CAM technology for restoring damaged teeth. This restoration can be completed in a single visit to the dentist’s office by milling a crown out of a block porcelain/composite which is then bonded to the damaged tooth . It fixes integrity and esthetics problems you may have with a tooth; a broken tooth, pain when biting and cold sensitivity, all while keeping your teeth looking natural. The restoration is metal-free, and the high-grade ceramic material is compatible with the natural tissue found in your mouth.
THE CEREC PROCESS
During your appointment, you and Dr. McCormick will discuss the details of the procedure and he will answer any questions you may have. Doc will first trim the tooth to the approperite size, then apply a thin layer of white powder onto your tooth and will use a special 3D imaging camera to take a photo of your tooth. Using CEREC’s proprietary software, your restoration will be designed according to your tooth’s appropriate form and function. Then, CEREC will use a milling chamber with diamond burs to create your restoration out of a piece of ceramic. Finally, the ceramic restoration is bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.
WHY CHOOSE CEREC?
There are many advantages of using CEREC over traditional crown technology:
- Time: Our posterior CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.
- Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, or the need to be numb multiple times, eliminating significant potential discomfort.
- Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure.
- Strength: Milled ceramic is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!