CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer, and milling machine in one instrument. We use a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This is transferred and displayed on a computer screen, where we use CAD technology to design the restoration. Then computer-aided manufacturing automatically creates the restoration while you wait. Finally, our dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about one hour.
The benefits of CEREC are numerous. A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant. The traditional second visit needed for work like this has been eliminated because of the advancing technology. CEREC has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe, and effective.
To learn if CEREC is an option for you, contact our office today and schedule an appointment.