At ProActive Dental Studio, we are specialists in CEREC dentistry, including CEREC veneers and CEREC crowns.
CEREC 3 Restorations
A CEREC restoration is a crown, veneer, inlay or onlay that is made by a CEREC machine. Once your dentist has prepared your tooth for your restoration, the tooth is scanned by an electronic camera that allows the dentist to see the image on a video screen.
The restoration is designed from this scan and then the computer sends the design information to a milling chamber, where the CEREC restoration is immediately crafted from a solid ceramic block.
Why are CEREC restorations more desirable than traditional restorations? There are three main benefits:
CEREC restorations are made from ceramic - a natural substance that is particularly compatible with the body. Because they have no metal, as traditional PFM (porcelain-fused-to-metal) crowns do, they have beautiful translucency and colour, as close as you can get to your natural teeth. You will feel good about how your teeth look with a CEREC crown, filling or CEREC veneers.
CEREC restorations are very hard wearing - for example when undergoing the daily grinding of food against your teeth. They are not affected by hot or cold, and the ceramic is so smooth that bacteria do not stand a chance of survival!
With CEREC, your entire restoration can be prepared and cemented at the same appointment. Our patients avoid having to be frozen twice, and do not experience any of the discomfort often associated with temporary restorations. The procedure, including milling time, takes approximately one and a half hours, from start to finish.