What is Cerec?
CEREC is a dental restoration procedure that allows dental practitioners to produce ceramic dental restorations using 3D photography. CEREC allows the dental practitioner to produce a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay within an hour – a procedure that would normally take up to two weeks.
How does Cerec work?
Instead of the traditional method using dental putty to create an impression, CEREC creates a detailed 3D model of the tooth using a highly sensitive camera. Once this has been created, it is sent to an onsite milling machine which fabricates the tooth from a ceramic block – a process which can take anywhere from 6 to 30 minutes.
Ceramic blocks come in a wide range of colours and shades and will be selected to match the colour of the surrounding teeth.
What are the benefits of Cerec?
- Protects and preserves your own tooth’s structural integrity
- Ceramics are bio-compatible
- Only one appointment
- Perfect looks
- Perfect comfort
- Perfect quality
- Long lasting and durable
- Unquestionably the most cost effective restoration we have available today
Instead of silver fillings, the tooth can be restored with ceramic inlays or onlays. These restorations are far superior to the old white filling material, for restoring broken or discoloured teeth.