What is CEREC?

CEREC crowns, also known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is a cutting-edge dental technology that allows dentists to create and place custom-designed ceramic crowns in just one visit. This revolutionary system uses computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create a 3D image of the damaged tooth, which is then used to mill a perfectly-fitted ceramic crown right in the dentist’s office. CEREC crowns are strong, durable, and designed to match the natural color and shape of your teeth, making them an ideal choice for restoring damaged or decayed teeth. With CEREC, patients can enjoy a fast, comfortable, and convenient dental restoration experience that delivers outstanding results.

The Advantages Of CEREC Same-Day Dentistry

  • Completed within hours of treatment
  • Ideal for busy patients with tight schedules
  • Offers high-quality, personalized care
  • Eliminates the need for messy impressions
  • No temporary restorations required
  • No waiting for final restorations to be created

The Science of CEREC

CEREC 3D uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, a computer, and milling machine in one instrument. First, your damaged tooth is prepared with a thin layer of reflective powder applied directly on the tooth’s surface. With a special camera, the dentist takes an optical impression of the damaged tooth, which is transferred to the computer and displayed on a color screen.

The CEREC Process

Your doctor will use CAD technology to design the restoration. Then, the CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration. Using a high-speed diamond bur and a disk, the CAM mills the restoration out of a solid block of ceramic material. Once completed, the dentist will bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes approximately one hour.