CEREC is a chairside restoration of esthetic ceramics or ceramic reconstruction. This technology uses CAD/CAM that allows for construction, production and insert of restorations such as onlays or crowns, chairside in one single appointment.
We utilize digital impressions and computer-based construction of the restoration to the milling process inside our office. An intraoral photo is taken and thye CEREC software creates a virtual model of the patient’s tooth, and uses this model to construct the restoration on the screen and then passes in the finished construction, sending it wirelessly to a milling machine. It is then milled out of a colour-matched ceramic block using diamond-coated milling units. We can then add the finishing touches to the restoration by painting, polishing and glazing before adhesively integrating it.
The CEREC technology makes it possible to produce and integrate ceramic restorations in a single appointment, thereby introduccing the concept of one-day crowns. Unlike other materials such as amalgam or gold, ceramic is more biocompatible and boasts tooth-like physical and aesthetic qualities. In addition, digital impressions are more comfortable for patients than traditional ones.