CEREC is a new technique called single visit Ceramic Reconstructions or CEREC for short. The CEREC machine allows us to measure, create and fir a porcelain restoration in just one visit by using computerised monitoring and 3D imagery to create the restoration.
How does it work?
A sophisticated camera takes a scan of the tooth and the computer mills a new Ceramic restoration from specially made Bio-Ceramic materials in as little as 5 minutes. This Bio-Ceramic material is the secret of the great success rates. Unlike traditional porcelain, gold, amalgam and plastic restorations, this material mimics the natural tooth with expansion and contraction as well as flexibility so that there is no shock between the restoration and tooth.
What are the advantages of CEREC?
- Much less drilling. Patients get to keep as much of their own tooth as possible
- No need for impressions, no need for temporary fillings and no need to come back for a second appointment
- Great longevity