CEREC – single visit dentistry
Tooth decay is a major dental problem that many people encounter at some stage of their life. Dentists worldwide use different types of restorations to stop decay so teeth can function again. You might get fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, or veneers depending upon damage that has been done. However, you might find these procedures troublesome and time consuming, as they can involve multiple appointments, uncomfortable impressions, and extensive laboratory workup. CEREC is what you need if you are looking for an effective, fast, and aesthetic solution.
CEREC is an advanced CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design, Computer-Aided Manufacture) dentistry procedure that enables our dentist to construct and insert a high-quality ceramic restoration for you in a single visit. It does not require long laboratory work or multiple appointments.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of AEsthetic Ceramics.
CEREC can be used to build
There are several good reasons for preferring CEREC to older types of restoration such as fillings, inlays, onlays, crowns, and veneers:
Let’s look at the difference with CEREC. It will then be easy for you to appreciate what a great technology CEREC is, and the amazing results it produces in some before and after pictures.
CEREC uses an assembly of
The latest-technology intraoral camera is used to take digital impressions of the tooth/teeth being restored.
CEREC software creates a virtual, 3-dimensional model of the tooth/teeth from the digital impressions taken by the intraoral camera.
The milling machine manufactures the desired restoration from a tooth-colored ceramic block.
The procedure involves
To start, our dentist will prepares your tooth/teeth which are to receive the CEREC restoration. This includes the removal of any decayed tooth structure or any faulty fillings.
An intraoral camera is used to take an impression of the prepared teeth, the opposing teeth, and your bite.
A 3-dimensional model of your teeth is made by the CEREC software based on the digital impression taken by the intraoral camera. Your restoration is designed by our dentist on the computer screen right in front of you while you watch.
Your designed restoration is then sent to the milling unit through a wireless radio signal.
After being successfully matched with the natural colour of your teeth, a high-quality ceramic block is inserted in the milling machine. The milling machine contains two diamond-coated milling burs, which carve the ceramic block to the desired shape of the restoration in 15 minutes.
Our dentist might give final touches to your restoration by polishing or glazing it.
You get your restoration in an hour or so on the same day. Your restoration is easily cemented to your tooth/teeth, and that’s it.