Traditionally, if you needed to have a broken down to restored your dentist would need to send off a dental impression to a dental laboratory to have the crown made. The process would involve taking an impression (that nasty impression goo!) and then waiting two weeks whilst the technician made the crown.
CEREC is different, yoru dentist doesn’t use the impression rubber material, rather he or she uses a digital impression instead. Your dentist will then design the crown digitally on a computer screen right in front of your eyes and once you are both happy with the result it is sent to the computer-controlled milling machine where you can watch your new crown being born out of a solid block of high-grade aesthetic dental ceramic.
- 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.
Ceramic reconstruction step by step
The defective filling and decay is removed.
A reflective powder layer prepares the tooth for imaging.
An optical 3D image is acquired with a small camera, directly in your mouth.
The restoration is created on the screen using the image data.
Diamond coated instruments mill a ceramic block to reproduce the design.
This is accomplished during a single appointment using Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/ CAM).
After polishing, the new restoration fits precisely.
A unique light hardness the bonding material, uniting porcelain and tooth.
Polishing or glazing ensures a pleasantly smooth and natural feel.
The colour and appearance make the special ceramic material blend with your tooth.
Perfectly bonded porcelain ensures an extremely long life for your teeth.
Maximum strength, great looks!
Fillings (inlays/ onlays)
After decay and old filling material is removed…
The individually manufactured ceramic will be fitted exactly.
Depending on severity, the whole procedure will last between one and two hours.
For more heavily compromised teeth, a traditional treatment has been a crown restoration, which can take several separate appointments. Using the CEREC method, crown restoration is completed in a single appointment. No impressions, no temporary crowns – no need for a second injection.
A treatment time of one to two hours is normal.
Mal positioned and discoloured teeth can be restored with porcelain veneers.
Your tooth is adjusted and a thin layer of porcelain is bonded securely to your tooth.
Perfect looks, perfect fit make a wonderful, natural smile – all in a single appointment