One of the greatest breakthrough innovations in dental care is called CEREC®. It allows us to restore damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic crowns in only one visit, a process that used to take weeks and several appointments.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics or CEREC® uses CAD/CAM technology, incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine in one single instrument. The special camera takes a picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a computer screen, where our dentists use CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology to design the restoration. CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) then automatically creates the restoration while you wait. Our dentists then bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process can easily be completed in one visit, so you no longer have to leave with “temporaries” on and come back weeks later for your final crowns. CEREC® is great for busy people who want to minimize their dental downtime and get back to work and life sooner.
CEREC® is not only high quality, but also cost effective. They are not much more expensive than a traditional crown, and when you factor in the time savings by getting it all done in one appointment, it often ends up being cheaper.