Same-Day Crowns (Cerec)
Cerec has been known to stand for 1) ceramic reconstruction or 2) Chair-side Economical Reconstruction of Esthetic Ceramics.
Cerec allows me to make your crown right in the office on the same day. This technology enables all ceramic crowns, onlays, and inlays to be created in one appointment with no temporaries, no impressions, and no metal. In fact, sometimes I can make a “partial crown” called an onlay, which can save valuable tooth structure. These crowns have no metal in them and are all ceramic(so there are no metal lines to see). Click on the word “cerec” in this paragraph and you will see a video that shows cerec in action. This is a part of my interview with “medical minute” segment that had aired on television.
CEREC has changed the way dentists perform patient restorations. CEREC stands for ‘ceramic reconstruction.’ It’s a 3D imaging and camera-assisted design center that allows dentists to take digital impressions of patient teeth and use the images to create a virtual restoration. The images can be sent to a dental laboratory for fabrication or combined with an in-office milling unit for same-day restorations. CEREC can be used to produce onlays, inlays, crowns or bridges without taking molded impressions.
Did you know…
that CEREC is a German technology that was first developed more than 30 years ago? Today, CEREC is setting new standards in dentistry and constantly evolving to adapt to the demands of dentists and their patients. When you choose a dentist specializing in CEREC assisted restorations, you are choosing a dentist who is dedicated to accuracy, efficiency, and durability.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I benefit from CEREC?
Absolutely! CEREC can help anyone who needs an inlay, onlay, crown, bridge or even veneers. It takes only seconds to get accurate and detailed images of your teeth.
What should I expect from a CEREC dentist?
CEREC takes only seconds to obtain digital images. Your dentist will then use CEREC’s CAD/CAM technology to virtually design a restoration. The amount of time this takes depends on your dentist’s skill and experience using CEREC, as well as the complexity of your restoration.
What are the long-term results with CEREC?
Following the placement of a crown or other restoration, you may feel some sensitivity for a few days. Though exact experiences vary from patient to patient, you can expect a crown produced using CEREC technology to last you many years so long as you maintain good oral hygiene.