Single-Visit Custom Crowns and Onlays
with CEREC 3D
We see technology at work everywhere today and it’s no different in the field of dentistry. Patients today have the advantage of recent cutting-edge innovations with dental procedures and specialized instrumentation so they spend less time at the dentist with much less discomfort. One such innovation is an instrument called CEREC 3D. It allows the dentist to quickly restore your damaged teeth with natural-colored ceramic fillings and can be completed in a single visit, saving you time and the inconvenience of multiple visits with other procedures.
How does the instrument work?
CEREC 3D uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer, and milling machine in one instrument. First, an image of the damaged tooth is taken with a special camera. That impression is then transferred and shown on a computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM (the manufacturing process) starts and creates the exact restoration needed. Finally, in a short period, your dentist then bonds that new restoration to the tooth’s surface area. From start to finish, the process takes roughly one hour.
What are the benefits of using CEREC 3D?
For one, you can eliminate old silver fillings that discolor your smile. CEREC’s ceramic filling material is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant. There is also no need for the creation of temporary fillings or impressions, nor the need to send the crown to an outside lab. A second visit is thereby eliminated.
Beside saving time from unnecessary multiple dental visits, CEREC has these additional benefits:
- Ceramic material is biocompatible, high-grade, anti-abrasive, and plaque-resistant
- Metal-free -- no silver-colored fillings
- Allows your dentist to keep more of your healthy tooth
- Extremely precise
- Works for partial, full crowns, or single tooth restorations
How has CEREC 3D been supported?
CEREC 3D has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe, and effective.