C – The whole procedure is done while you are in the chair.
E – Economical for both dentist and patient.
R – The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function and strength.
E – Esthetic – The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored.
C – Ceramic – High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure.
A CEREC restoration is the world’s only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. For the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to?
A CEREC restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. With CEREC, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. The materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that provides strength.
With CEREC technology, your dentist can restore damaged teeth with biocompatible, tooth-colored materials in a single appointment. Worldwide, a CEREC restoration is placed every 20 seconds. With a history of nearly 20 years, this equipment has helped dentists place over 6 million restorations. Using metal free materials that are closest to your natural enamel, CEREC gives you the highest quality restorative care. Ask your dentist today about single visit restorative care!
Your dentist must first decide that a CEREC restoration is right for you. If your tooth has been endo-treated (root canal), heavily restored, or broken, a CEREC may be the best option for you. Not every tooth is a candidate for this procedure.
Once the CEREC has been decided, the dentist will administer anesthetic and prepare your tooth for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tooth tissue. Then, your dentist takes an Optical Impression of the prepared tooth. Next, the CEREC machine helps create the restoration for your tooth. Within a few minutes, the restoration is designed and the design data is sent to a separate milling machine located in our office. About 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is ready to be bonded into place. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary crown” or return trip necessary. All in one visit!
Making a first impression without the goop or gag.
- No gooey mess associated with impression materials
- Breathe and swallow naturally during the digital 3D scan
- No unpleasant taste
- Uses a laser to generate the images
- Precise fit of crowns, bridges, veneers, and Invisalign®
- Eliminates the need to retake impressions multiple times
- View 3D scans onscreen with your dentist immediately
- Digital impressions taken for restorative purposes
- are complete in approximately 3 to 5 minutes
Thankfully, old-school impressions are no longer the only option. With state-of-the-art technology and the progressive dentist office that’s providing your treatment, making a great—and comfortable—first impression with the iTero ® scanner has never been easier.
The iTero scanner allows your dentist to take a digital impression—a highly accurate, digital 3D image of the individual characteristics of your tooth surfaces and gum tissue. The iTero scanner is all about keeping you comfortable while delivering precise imagery, without the putty-filled impression tray that makes you gag!
Not only is it more comfortable, but taking a digital scan for your new crown, bridge, or Invisalign ® aligners is quick, which allows you to spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile!
Ask your Doctor how the iTero scanner can be an option for you!