CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction and is a sophisticated system of designing and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in one patient visit. CEREC utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist a dentist in designing a virtual restoration without taking impressions and, when combined with a milling unit, is able to build the actual restoration while you are still in the chair.
HOW YOU BENEFIT:
Using our CEREC machine, we are able to do same-day restorations on almost all procedures (you can have a complete crown done in under two hours, in one visit), including inlays, onlays, crowns, and even some bridges. There are no impressions needed. If you have a bad gag reflex, this is ideal for you. No temporary crowns are needed so the constant worry about a temporary coming off at an importune moment is gone. Restorations look outstanding, last a long time, and are biocompatible and metal-free. Fewer visits and less worries… that’s a pretty good benefit!
HOW IT WORKS:
The tooth preparation is first photographed and stored as a three-dimensional digital model and proprietary software is then used to approximate the restoration shape using biogeneric comparisons to surrounding teeth. Dr. Duling then refines that model using 3D CAD software. When the model is complete, a milling machine carves the actual restoration out of a ceramic block using diamond head cutters under computer control. When complete, the restoration is bonded to the tooth using a resin. Completing your restoration, the same day, in a matter of 2 hours.