What is CEREC?

CEREC (short for single-visit ceramic reconstructions) is digital 3D technology that creates instant, beautiful restorations. Restoration types include:

  • Inlays and Onlays

    Custom made fillings for large restorations. Used for decayed or worn teeth, or teeth with old fillings.
    For more information about inlays and onlays please click here.
  • Crowns

    A tooth shaped ‘cap’ used for decayed, cracked, chipped, worn-down or discoloured teeth.
    For more information about crowns please click here.

An advanced camera first takes a photo of the tooth inside your mouth, then a computer generated design for the restoration is created, and the restoration is fabricated outside of the mouth.

This procedure is completed chair-side in one appointment using CAD/CAM technology (which is ‘Computer-Aided Design’ and ‘Computer-Aided Manufacturing’). The system consists of a blue camera, 3D computer and diamond milling machine.

Procedure summary:

Examples in 'design' mode:

Why choose CEREC?

  • Modern CAD/CAM technology is precise and accurate
  • Minimally invasive procedure
  • Time saving: receive your restoration the same day
  • No impressions
  • State of the art Bio-Ceramics
  • Matched to your natural teeth

A CEREC restoration is made using the highest quality materials, and offers the convenience of application in one appointment. This means no impression needs to be taken, no temporary filling is required and there is no inconvenience caused in coming back for extra appointments.

Unlike the older styles of materials such as amalgam or gold, CEREC uses a high quality ceramic material which is more bio compatible with your teeth and soft tissue, and displays tooth like physical and aesthetic qualities. The ceramic is matched and bonded and provides the correct shade and shape to your tooth. As the thermal coefficients of expansion and contraction are similar to the natural tooth structure, your teeth can expand and contract safely. The restoration looks and feels just like your natural healthy teeth. The ceramic material is anti-abrasive and plaque resistant.

In contrast, the older style materials such as amalgam and gold cannot expand and contract with the living tooth structure. With these materials cracks and fractures become more common over time, and they can cause ‘temperature shocks’ to teeth when consuming hot or cold foods/beverages.

The Procedure:

  1. Decay and/or any old filling material removed
  2. Reflective powder sprayed over the prepared tooth and neighbouring teeth
  3. A small camera takes a 3D image
  4. The restoration is then computer designed by an experienced team member
  5. While you rest, the CEREC is milled using diamond coated burs
  6. The fitting is confirmed, and the custom made restoration is then cemented to the tooth using an advanced luting cement

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