What is it?
CEREC is a new technology in dentistry which allows dentists to make beautiful porcelain crowns, onlays and even veneers in a single appointment. This means you as the patient can avoid having to wear uncomfortable temporaries, and also can avoid being numb for a second time.
How it Works
The process starts with the doctor preparing the tooth for either the crown, onlay or veneer. Next instead of a messy impression, the doctor uses an infrared camera to take a digital scan of the tooth. This scan is translated into a 3D model of the tooth using the CEREC software. The doctor then designs, in the computer, the final restoration. The computer sends a wireless signal to a milling machine, which mills a precisely fitting porcelain restoration in about 10 minutes.
Lastly, using advanced adhesives, the doctor bonds the restoration to the tooth.
For more information about CEREC technology please visit www.cerecstories.com