CEREC – Dental Restorations In A Single Visit
CEREC, an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, is essentially a CAD/CAM system that produces crowns (caps), veneers, inlays and onlays right in the dentist’s office.
The advantage of this technology is that we are now able to complete these different types of restorations for our patients in just one appointment. In the past, a patient would require two or even three appointments over a period of one or two weeks to achieve a comparable result and a freezing injection each time.
Another great advantage of the CEREC system is that the restoration is created based on a digital image taken of the tooth in question, with no impression needed.
Laboratory testing has demonstrated that a CEREC restoration can last as long or longer than one made of gold. Considering that gold has long been viewed as the most durable material for dental restorations, this is quite a compliment for the CEREC system.