CEREC is the new gold standard high-tech dentistry has to offer.
A Cerec crown or inlay IN JUST ONE SINGLE VISIT
Get rid of your old leaking black silver fillings, restore your broken teeth, improve your bad looking teeth, and enjoy the healthiness and comfort of mercury free, metal free dentistry, durable high precision pure porcelain crown or inlay.
With CEREC, we can use strong, tooth coloured ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure.
What is CEREC?
Imagine a dental practice where you can go and have your new tooth made and fitted during a single visit and within an hour. CEREC is a revolutionary system that enables your dentist to design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit, a procedure that would normally take at least two weeks, if not more!
How does this CEREC technology work?
Your dentist will prepare your tooth in the normal way he/she would before fitting a crown or a veneer. At this point, instead of using “dental putty” to take an impression of your tooth, a digital image is taken using a special camera. This image is then converted into a 3D computerised model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration. Once your dentist is happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine, which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. The milling process can take anywhere from as little as 6 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the exact technology and complexity of the tooth.
The ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colours, and your tooth will be selected to match your surrounding teeth. Once the crown or veneer has been milled, the dentist may characterise it and stain it to match your surrounding teeth, before either polishing it or glazing it in a furnace. Your new restoration will then be bonded into place onto your prepared tooth.
What are the benefits of CEREC?
There are several advantages to having treatment with CEREC over conventional, laboratory made restorations: Everything is carried out in a single visit you only need one appointment instead of the usual two or three visits.
Only one injection since the entire procedure can be carried out within the hour. Since the crown or veneer is designed and fabricated from start to finish by your dentist, he is in complete control of the final result, eliminating the need for any input by a laboratory dental technician.
No problems with temporary restorations