Thanks to CEREC, we can provide our patients with bespoke precision fit ceramic inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. This unique CAD/CAM system has been in use for almost 30 years and we are one of only several providers of CEREC restorations in the Midlands Region. Worldwide, more than 30 million tooth restorations have been produced with the CEREC system.
What is CEREC?
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics” and is a computer-aided design and manufacturing system for dentists. CEREC combines a camera, computer, and milling instrument into one machine allowing tooth restorations to be created in the dentist office, all within a single visit.
The CEREC system helps you fix damaged or unsightly teeth. Whether you’re looking for a more radiant smile or your teeth are decaying and need to be repaired, CEREC can help.
There are 3 common treatments where CEREC helps:
Crowns – This is a cap for your tooth. A crown covers your tooth, restoring its shape, size, and appearance. A crown may be necessary to strengthen a decaying or cracked tooth, restore a broken tooth, support a tooth with a large filling, or make a cosmetic change. Additionally, crowns are the last step of a root canal.
Veneers – A dental veneer is a thin, custom-made shell that covers the front surface of your tooth. Veneers are largely used for cosmetic reasons, such as improving the look of discolored, misaligned, or irregularly shaped teeth. Veneers can also help restore teeth that are chipped or broken.
Onlays – If your tooth is too damaged to support dental filling, but not quite damaged enough for a crown, a dental onlay might be the answer. A dental onlay, sometimes also referred to as a partial crown, covers one or more cusps of the entire biting surface of your tooth.
Traditionally, these 3 restorations are fabricated at a local lab, often taking weeks to create. But with CEREC, everything can be done in just one visit to your dentist’s office.
CEREC uses advanced computer-aided design technology and software to create perfect, natural-looking restorations in just a few minutes. Thanks to this technology, visiting your dentist for a tooth restoration is a simple and non-invasive procedure.
- Aesthetically pleasing
- Preserve your tooth structure
Is it time to preserve a bad tooth?
Is it time to boost your self-esteem?
Are there aspects of your smile you would like to change?
Learn more about Cosmetic Dentistry, and how we can help you.