CEREC restorations are made from powerful computer-aided design and manufacturing technology called CAD/CAM. This CAD/CAM technology allows us to custom fabricate tooth colored restorations, crowns, onlay and veneers right here in our office, and all in a single appointment.
In the first step of the process, we prepare and shape the tooth for the restoration. The second step involves applying a reflective powder onto the prepared tooth. We then take a digital image of the tooth’s exact dimensions directly into the CEREC computer.
After we carefully design the restoration, we select an appropriate material of the proper shade for your specific tooth. We place the porcelain block into the milling machine, which in just a few minutes, shapes it into a custom-fitted restoration.
We then try in the new restoration, bond or cement it in place, and polish it to a beautiful luster. Last, we’ll check your bite and make any final adjustments.
Using CEREC technology is healthier for you because it provides extremely accurate restorations, made with durable materials that work with advanced dental adhesives. Because your new restorations are made out of tooth colored materials, they are naturally beautiful. Call our office today to learn more about getting strong and beautiful restorations in just one appointment!