What is CEREC?
This state-of-the-art technology allows us to create and place dental crowns, inlays and onlays in only one visit, so you spend less time at our office. Even better, the CEREC® system eliminates the need for uncomfortable plastic temporaries while your restorations are sent off to a lab, a process that can take weeks and require a series of dental appointments. With CEREC one-visit crowns, you can get the natural-looking crowns you need, then get back to your busy life and the things that matter
How Does it work?
After our trained staff at Heather Rorison Dentistry has examined your tooth and worked with you to determine the best course of treatment, your CEREC visit will be scheduled for a time that’s convenient for you. At your appointment, our team will prepare your tooth restoration, saving as much healthy tooth structure as we can. We will take a picture of the tooth to be repaired using a special digital camera, then the CEREC imaging software will create a 3D model of your restoration on our computer screen.
Once we have the 3D dental model of your restoration, all the CEREC software needs to get an accurate image of your tooth is a thin layer of reflective powder! Rinse it off, then sit back and watch us make your custom restoration right before your eyes.
Milling & Replacement
CEREC restorations are made of a biocompatible ceramic material that can be adjusted to match the natural color of your other healthy teeth. We insert a block of the ceramic material into our onsite CEREC milling unit, which then constructs your tooth restoration according to the exact specifications outlined by the virtual model. After only 20 minutes or so, your restoration is ready to be placed. Because the computer-aided manufacturing is extremely precise, you’re sure to have a great fit when your newly milled crown is polished and bonded to your tooth.