CEREC CAD/CAM Restorations
To determine if a bridge is right for you, we’ll perform a thorough examination to make sure that the surrounding teeth are healthy and can provide a strong foundation for a bridge. The exam often includes taking x-rays and probing around the teeth to check for periodontal disease.
The first step is to numb the area to make you comfortable. A digital image is taken of your teeth as they are when you arrive to our office, with an infrared camera that records the exact dimensions of your tooth and your bite on the CEREC computer. We remove any decay and shape the tooth/teeth with the handpiece, another digital image is taken of the prepared area so we can carefully design the custom restoration.
We then select the appropriate material in the matching shade for you. This material is placed in the milling machine which shapes it into a custom-fitted restoration.
The custom restoration is then baked for strength before we try it in your mouth, we can then add any final touches and bond or cement the restoration in place. Last, we check your bite, make any final adjustments, and polish it to a beautiful luster.
With a CEREC restoration there are no biting on impression material for several minutes. Our digital camera can capture your full dentition in seconds and then transfer this information to the computer. Cerec in office milling enables us to create and place esthetic ceramic crowns or partial crowns in a single visit.
Advantages To Singe Visit CEREC Restorations
- No Follow-Up Appointment
- No bothersome temporary prosthesis
With CEREC the final prosthesis is inserted directly without any temporary compromises needed.
- Long-term stability
More than just a theory: With CEREC you can rely on quality that has been proven millions of times over in the practice. Furthermore, your smile will be just as lovely many years later as it is directly after receiving the prosthesis.
Like a real tooth
- Due to the translucency of ceramics, the dental prosthesis looks like a real tooth.
- In a ceramic dental prosthesis, no dark edges are visible as is so often the case in conventional crowns.
- Ceramic is very close to the hardness of the natural tooth, thus preventing wear of the tooth, which unfortunately so often occurs with other materials.
- Ceramic is very well tolerated so allergic reactions are largely excluded. This is not the case with other methods and materials.
- The CEREC method is a gentle treatment for your teeth. Only the carious tooth surface is removed. The remaining health tooth substance is preserved.
A camera captures the area to be treated. 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. The finished ceramic restoration is inserted just a little while later.