With our state-of-the-art CEREC technology now you can get a crown, bridge, veneer or inlay in-house in just one quick and hassle-free appointment! No messy impressions, temporary restorations or waiting for the lab anymore!
CEREC® enables us to restore decayed teeth, remove old amalgam fillings, place new crowns or cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. What does this mean for you as a patient? With one appointment, you can have a restorative procedure started and completed, allowing you to quickly get back to all the other important things in your life.
How Does Cerec Work?
After the initial exam, we decide on what the appropriate treatment is for the tooth in question. We then clean the tooth and prepare it for restoration, just as we would for other restorative procedures.
After preparation, we need an image of the tooth. To get an impression without using CEREC®, a dentist will usually have the patient bite down into a tray filled with “goop” and hold the tray until the substance hardens. But with CEREC®, this process is simplified and non-goopy. A camera, approximately the size of a pen, is used to take a digital image of the tooth. The whole process takes less than 5 minutes.
THE NEW TOOTH
After the image is taken, the CEREC® machine turns the image into a virtual model of the replacement tooth. This information is then sent to a separate milling machine that creates the tooth. Within 20-30 minutes, the all-ceramic and tooth-colored replacement is finished and ready to be placed.
This is part of our commitment to making dental visits as gentle, enjoyable, and top-quality as possible. See you at your next visit!