What is CEREC?

CEREC technology greatly increases the convenience of having restorative work done as producing the custom ceramic restoration with computer aided design (CAD) takes one appointment with the CEREC restoration being computer aided milled (CAM) chairside. Whereas using traditional methods this processing would often take at least a week, over at least two visits.
  • Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Milling (CAD – CAM)
  • Maximum strength and great looks.
  • Long lasting, strong, beautiful teeth
  • Which can usually be done in one appointment.
  • Protects and preserves your own tooth’s structural integrity
  • Ceramics are bio-compatible
  • No impressions, no temporaries- no need for a second injection
  • Strength of gold , looks of natural teeth
  • Long lasting and durable
  • Ceramic onlays preserving tooth structure and avoiding the need for crowns
  • Unquestionably the most cost effective, durable and aesthetic restoration we have available today

CEREC Reconstruction Step by Step

  1. The defective filling and decay is removed. A reflective powder layer prepares the tooth for imaging

  2. An optical 3D image is acquired with a small camera directly in your mouth

  3. The restoration is created on the computer screen using the image data

  4. CEREC computer, 3D camera and milling unit CEREC 3D gives a 3D impression of the preparation and shows the Porcelain restoration in 3D.

  5. Diamond coated instruments mill the ceramic block to reproduce the design.

  6. After polishing the new restoration fits precisely

  7. A light curing system hardens the bonding material uniting porcelain and tooth

  8. Polishing or glazing ensures a pleasantly smooth and natural feel

  9. The colour and appearance make the ceramic material blend with your tooth