CEREC, or ceramic reconstruction, is a technologically advanced way to restore teeth that have been damaged by disease, decay, or trauma. With CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), a specially trained dental professional digitally scans the area of your mouth that needs treatment and then creates the restoration utilizing a milling machine right in their office. CEREC is an efficient process that saves you time and leaves you with an aesthetically appealing, well fitting, long-lasting restoration.
Any patient who needs reconstruction done to an existing tooth is a potential candidate for CEREC. The technology is used for a variety of procedures, including crowns, bridges and porcelain veneers. CEREC is especially appealing to patients who do not wish to spend extensive time in the dental chair. With traditional restorations, separate visits are required to make impressions, and then to place them once the restorations have returned from being constructed in a dental lab. With CEREC, all of these steps are completed in a single office visit, saving you time and hassle.
If you are deemed to be a candidate for ceramic reconstruction, your CEREC trained dentist will take a 3D image of your tooth to precisely determine the fit of your restoration. They will then utilize the CEREC machine to fabricate a permanent, natural-looking restoration specifically designed for your smile. These custom-milled restorations are both strong, long-lasting, and look and feel completely natural. A CEREC restoration will blend seamlessly with your existing teeth and provide outstanding comfort and function.
To determine if you are a viable candidate for ceramic restorations, consult with a CEREC trained dental professional. In just one dental visit, you can return to a healthy, beautiful smile.
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