CEREC Cad-cam Technology

Instant veneers and crowns with CEREC- beautifully crafted on-site for you – no messy impressions, no waiting for weeks on end, no temporaries.

When you are having trouble with your teeth, one of the worst parts of the dental experience can be making multiple trips to the dentist instead of getting everything done in one trip. CEREC allows you to save time and get better results by taking advantage of advanced technology to restore your teeth with a crown, inlay, or onlay in a SINGLE visit.

What is CEREC?

CEREC is the short term for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEramic REConstruction. CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly and generate a precisely fitted filling so you can leave Discovery Dental sooner.

How can CEREC help you?

One of the biggest advantages of CEREC is its convenience. If you need a crown, inlay, or onlay, you can get your teeth restored during a single appointment. Traditionally, these procedures require two trips to the dentist.

During the first, the dentist cleans the tooth, makes a mold, and places a temporary restoration onto the tooth. In a couple of weeks, after the permanent restoration is ready, you need to return to the office so that the dentist can remove the temporary fix and place the permanent one.

The CEREC process lets you receive your permanent restoration right here in our office, so you do not have to live for weeks with a temporary fix and schedule another appointment. In addition, this technology helps us to use digital impressions to make a mold for the filling. This is more comfortable and accurate than traditional impressions with plaster.

Another benefit of CEREC is that we can scan your teeth and be able to print a 3D model of your teeth. This added advantage helps us to eliminate taking impressions of your mouth which are traditionally taken for all the following procedures

  • Making a mouthguard
  • Making chrome partial dentures
  • Planning and fabrication of Invisalign or Sure-Smile clear aligners
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CEREC Cad-cam Dentistry

More about CEREC Cad-cam Dentistry

Single Appointment Dental Care

Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. On the first visit, you get an injection of anaesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression was taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later to have the temporary removed and have a definite restoration put on.

With CEREC, the procedure is completed in a single appointment, start to finish. The camera first scans the prepared tooth in just a few seconds, thus no impression needed. The restoration is milled out of a ceramic block in a few minutes and is ready to be placed immediately, so no temporaries required either!

We use the Finest Materials

With CEREC, we can use strong, tooth coloured ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.

These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. The mechanical properties of the ceramic materials are quite similar to that of the natural tooth enamel. So, when you consume anything hot or cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Therefore your tooth does not end up with cracks and breaking as can frequently happen with amalgam fillings. Also, the opposing tooth is not subject to additional wear & tear.

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