Monday, January 16, 2012

What is a Cerec Crown?

CEREC is an acronym for Chair side Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC technology can provide you with any number of porcelain restorations in just minutes, rather than having to wait weeks and return to the dentist office multiple times.
At the moment, almost everyone has a filling that is made of metal or some other type of material that doesn't match the color of the rest of your teeth, and may need to be replaced. CEREC provides you with the option of having your next dental restoration permanently corrected in just one visit to the dentist office.

During a CEREC dental restoration, your teeth will be examined to determine what treatment will best provide you with the results you need. If a CEREC restoration is recommended, your tooth will be prepared for the restoration you are receiving and an optical impression of your tooth will be made. This high-resolution optical impression will be used to create a ceramic restoration that perfectly fits your tooth and matches the rest of your teeth.

In about 15 minutes, the CEREC milling machine will sculpt your ceramic restoration from a block of porcelain. Once the restoration has been tested for proper fit and so that it does not interfere with your bite, it is permanently bonded to your tooth. The end result is a ceramic restoration that looks and feels just like your natural teeth.
CEREC technology can be used to create:
· Inlays
· Onlays
· Posterior Crowns
· Anterior Crowns
· Partial Crowns
· Veneers

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