CEREC™ stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic, which is a system that uses computer-based design and manufacturing to create a restorative treatment. CEREC™ is used to create inlays, onlays, bridges, veneers, implants, dentures, and it’s proven especially effective in designing crowns.
After a quick examination of the treatment area, your dentist will use the CEREC™ device to take a digital impression of the tooth in questions. The system then creates a computerized design of the crown which is then forwarded to a laboratory for milling before the final manufacturing step in the dental office.
If the manufacturing process is done in-house, you can often leave the office with your final crown without the need for a temporary restoration. This helps preserve the treatment space and prevent damage or movement.
There are many advantages to using CEREC™ as an alternative to traditional crown design and manufacturing:
If you’re interested in learning more about CEREC™ and your restorative options, take advantage of the advanced dental technology at West Mills Smiles by calling today!