Our team at Arthur Greyf, DDS, FICOI are your local CEREC experts for same-day tooth restorations. Why make a second visit to the dentist's office if you don't have to?
What is CEREC?
CEREC is a CAD/CAM milling system used to fabricate beautiful and durable single-unit restorations for damaged teeth in just a single visit to the dentist's office. The restorations are made with a lithium desilicated ceramic called e.max, which is metal-free, and is compatible with the natural tissue found in your mouth.
The CEREC Process
During your appointment, you and your doctor will discuss the details of the procedure and your doctor will answer any questions you may have. Your doctor will then use a 3D intraoral imaging camera to take a scan of your damaged tooth and surrounding anatomy, including your natural bite. Using CEREC's proprietary software, the doctor will design the restoration according to your tooth's appropriate form and function. Then, the CEREC mill will use diamond burs to create your restoration out of a block of e.max material. Finally, the e.max restoration is bonded to your tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.
Why Choose CEREC?
There are many advantages of using CEREC over traditional crown technology.
Time: Unlike lab-made crowns, which require at least a two-week wait between your initial visit and final cementation, CEREC crowns are made in one visit, saving you a second trip, as well as half a month dealing with a weaker, less aesthetically natural-looking temporary crown.
Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, eliminating significant potential discomfort.
Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic material used with CEREC restores your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function, and closely matches the composition of your natural tooth structure.
Strength: Milled ceramic is stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!
Inlays & Onlays: CEREC material and technology can also be used for inlays and onlays, which are partial crowns placed on a larger area of decay where a filling is likely to fail. Since these are also made out of ceramic, they are more durable than white composite fillings.