CEREC stands for Chairside Economic Reconstruction of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC is developed by Sirona® Dental Systems, and is an instrument for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC at your dentist’s side, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all-ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your busy schedule for dental care.
Single Appointment Dental Care
Most definitive dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary taken off (if it hasn’t fallen off already), and have a permanent restoration placed. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC, the procedure is completed in a single appointment, start to finish.
Finest Dental Materials
A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With CEREC, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not crack, and functions properly for many years. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens a damaged tooth.
Worldwide, a CEREC restoration is placed every 20 seconds. With a history of 25 years, this instrument has helped dentists place over 6 million restorations. Using metal free materials that are the closest to your natural enamel, CEREC gives you the highest quality restorative care.
Healthy teeth samples after “CEREC” restoration
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