What is CEREC?
CEREC by Sirona Dental Systems is the world's only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay or veneer! For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling and less time and inconvenience all while receiving superior dental care. Thousands of people world wide are choosing the CEREC restorative tecnique for their dental needs.
Single Appointment Dental Care
Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. A couple of weeks later you return for your second appointment, get an injection, have the temporary restoration removed (if it didn't fall off already), and have a permanant restoration put on. Why go through the stress, inconvenience and expense of 2 appointments when you can do it all at once? With CEREC, your entire proceedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.
Tooth Color Fillings
One of the simpliest ways to get a bright smile is by utilizing a bonded tooth colored composite resin to esthetically repair a decayed tooth or to replace an old or worn silver-mercury (amalgam) filling. There is a lot of controversy regarding possible health hazards the mercury in amalgam fillings, and some countries have outlawed this material completely. Putting the amalgam toxicity issue aside, it is still an inferior restoration.
Repair and Prevent Damage from Amalgam Restorations
Amalgam restorations weaken teeth causing the to crack which eventually leads to fractures. Sometimes a fracture is severe enough that the entire tooth will need to be removed. One of the advantages of a bonded tooth colored composite filling is that it structurally reinforces the tooth. This type of material is indicated for teeth that do not require large restorations, placed directly, and require only one visit. If teeth require larger restorations, one must consider other options such as a ceramic/porcelain only or crown.