What is CEREC?
Our CEREC (Chairside Economic Restorations of Esthetic Ceramics) system is used to fabricate ceramic tooth coloured, restorations in one visit. CEREC is the most advanced dental restorative system available today. It can be used to make crowns, inlays, onlays, veneers and bridges.The ceramic used is matched with the tooth colour for a very aesthetic result.
Inlays and Onlays
Both inlays and onlays are considered indirect fillings. Unlike traditional fillings, inlays and onlays are fabricated outside the mouth before they are bonded to the damaged tooth. The use of an inlay or onlay allows us to preserve more of your natural tooth. These restorations are better than normal fillings because they are stronger and can be made to protect the remaining tooth.
A tooth ‘cap’ for decayed, fractured, worn-down teeth or used as part of smile make-over or major teeth alignment.
How is a CEREC restoration created?
The system uses 3D photography to take a photo of the tooth. CAD (Computer-Aided Design) technology is then used to create a virtual design model of the restoration, without the need to take impressions. The data for the model is then electronically sent to our on-site milling machine, where CAM (Computer-Aided Manufacturing) technology is used to fabricate the restoration out of ceramic material.
This is all completed whilst you are comfortably sitting on the dental chair.
Why choose CEREC?
This system eliminates the need for dental impressions, physical moulds, temporary restorations, and multiple dental visits. The modern technology is precise and accurate, and the restorations produced will match your natural tooth colour and blend in seamlessly.
- Modern CAD/CAM technology is precise and accurate
- Minimally invasive procedure
- Time saving: receive your restoration the same day
- No impressions or temporary restorations
- State of the art Bio-Ceramics
- Matched to your natural tooth shape and colour
CEREC uses high quality ceramic material which is bio-compatible with your teeth and soft tissue, and displays tooth like physical and aesthetic qualities. The restoration looks and feels just like your natural healthy teeth. They are easily cleaned.