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CEREC® Same Day Dentistry

CEREC® is an acronym that stands for
Chair side Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics .

CEREC® Same Day Dentistry Technology is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern dentistry. CEREC® is a CAD/CAM (Computer-Aided Design and Computer-Aided Manufacturing) system that delivers superb quality porcelain restorations quickly, precisely and efficiently. High-tech aside, it’s what you don’t see that’s important: no more mercury fillings. With CEREC® restorations, your smile stays beautiful and natural-looking.

Benefits of CEREC® include:

  • A single-appointment restoration — only one visit needed 
  • An efficient appointment — less time spent in the dental chair
  • A natural-looking filling — no more silver metal-mouth
  • A healthier, metal-free filling means less tooth surface removal for better bonding
  • No messy impressions or ill-fitting temporaries
  • A restoration that matches the natural color of your teeth
  • A restoration that is anti-abrasive, bio-compatible and resistant to plaque
  • A durable restoration —CEREC® fillings don’t break or leak like traditional fillings
  • Proven technology — 10-plus years of clinical research and more than 4 million restorations performed worldwide

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After decayed or broken areas of the tooth are corrected by the dentist, an image (scan) is taken of the prepared tooth and the surrounding teeth. This image, called a digital impression, draws the data into a computer. Next, proprietary software is used to create a replacement part for the missing areas of the tooth, essentially creating a virtual restoration. Stains and glazes are fired to the surfaces of the milled ceramic crown or bridge to correct the otherwise monochromatic appearance of the restoration.

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