CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction, and while we are the first to admit that getting a new crown isn’t one of the most exciting things to do with your time, CEREC does make the process go that much quicker, make the procedure so much easier, and make the entire experience so much more comfortable for the patient!
Allow us to explain what the CEREC system allows your dentist to do for you in 4 easy, pain- and discomfort free steps:
- After the initial consultation, a CEREC camera captures the area to be treated. Basically, the camera takes a 3D scan of your dentition
- The dental prosthesis is then created as a 3D model on the computer.
- The restoration created on the computer is subsequently milled from a ceramic block; right there in your dentist’s office! You can even watch it being milled if you like!
- The finished ceramic restoration is inserted just a little while later.
All 4 steps can be completed in one visit! No more repeat appointments, no more foul-tasting impression material, no more uncomfortable impression tray in the mouth stimulating your gag reflex every time you try and breath, and absolutely no more subsequent jaw ache!
Whether you need a crown, partial crown, or veneer, the CEREC system is all about patient comfort, speed, and efficiency!
If you want to know a little more about the CEREC system by Sirona, or need a little help understanding the alternative that CEREC aims to improve on in every way, keep reading: