For the last many years, if you had a broken tooth that needed a crown, you would need 2 appointments and a temporary appointment to prepare the tooth, then 2 weeks for the lab to make the crown and another appointment to cement the crown. This would mean you have to take off of work 2 times and be you numbed to deliver the crown. Now we can do the whole procedure in one office visit. So the crown is delivered while you are still numb, so no discomfort in the bonding process.
How It Is Done
After your tooth is prepared, it is scanned with an electronic camera that allows you to see the image on a video screen. The restoration is designed from this scan and then automatically milled from a solid ceramic block. This is accomplished precisely so that it can be accurately fitted and durably bonded to the prepared cavity.
CEREC restorations are made from ceramic – a natural substance that is particularly compatible with the body. The CEREC ceramic has the same characteristics as normal, healthy dental enamel. This means it is similarly hard-wearing – for example when undergoing the daily grinding of food, and is not affected by hot or cold, like coffee or ice cream.
Furthermore, the ceramic is so smooth that bacteria do not stand a chance at attaching themselves to it.
And you will not experience a strange metallic taste or suffer effects from electric currents, which can be created when two different metals are located in neighboring teeth.
Self-confidence and inner composure: these are things we would all like to have. But many people suffer from a blemished appearance, often due to their teeth. CEREC restorations will brighten up your life as your self-confidence is restored. We are able to use ceramic materials that match your natural teeth in color and appearance so that your repaired teeth appear as originals. If your tooth color needs to be corrected, this material also comes in a more opaque form for hiding the unwanted tooth shade.
If you plan to have restorative work, you may want to whiten first so that your new crowns and restorations match your whitened teeth. The process is simple and you’ll be happy with the difference.
CEREC restorations are almost as strong as dental enamel – the hardest of all materials in the human body. This strength and durability comes from the ceramic material and also the very careful bonding of the restoration to the tooth.
Yet This Is Not Enough
We always try to conserve as much of the original dental material as possible. The CEREC method is ideal for this. A CEREC restoration, bonded firmly and durably, gives your teeth great stability. This means that we can frequently dispense with the need to have a full crown. This has been proven time and time again for over a decade, in restorations all over the world.
If you would like your restorations to look like natural teeth, feel like natural dental enamel and be durable, then you should do exactly what tens of thousands of other patients at home and abroad have done:
Decide in favor of the economical CEREC dental restoration system. We will be pleased to give you further information and advice on what forms of restoration will be appropriate for you.