We are proud to provide CEREC 3-D Technology to our patients in need of restorations. The CEREC system has revolutionized the dental field by meeting the needs of our patients in a more convenient manner. Gone are the days where the patient must return for multiple visits to complete a restoration. CEREC Technology can design, fabricate and place a ceramic restoration in just one visit!

How does CEREC work?
This simple process only takes four steps! First, the decay or old filling is removed, and then the teeth are prepared to be digitally photographed by a 3-D camera, which eliminates those messy, cumbersome, traditional impressions. Next, computer-aided design (CAD) software is used to create a customized restoration specifically to closely match your teeth and meet your unique dental needs. Finally, the restoration will be attached to the tooth and checked for position, placement and bite function. When you leave, you already have your permanent restoration – there is no need for temporaries or follow-up appointments!

What are the advantages of CEREC?
CEREC holds several advantages over conventional restoration systems, including:

  • Your restoration is started and completed on the same appointment – no wait times, no temporary crowns, no return visits, no hassle!
  • The entire process is usually completed in less than an hour.
  • Less need for local anesthetic and fewer shots.
  • All CEREC restorations are made from natural-looking, tooth-colored porcelain material that is metal-free, very bio-compatible and plaque-resistant.
  • In many cases, healthier tooth structure can be saved since the restoration can be used in place of a full crown.

Source – https://www.dentistkansascityks.com/what-is-a-cerec-crown/

Is the CEREC Crown durable?
A CEREC Crown or “same day crown” offers an affordable solution for anyone wanting to minimize their time at the dental office. Some patients ask if the CEREC Crown is as durable as a conventional crown, made in the dental lab. We’re happy to report that there is no difference in the durability of these crowns.

The “same day” CEREC Crown is made faster, due to the computer-aided technology. This makes it possible for our dentists to fabricate the crown quickly with a very high degree of accuracy. Typically, a high-grade ceramic material is used because it is preferred by most patients, especially when having a crown placed on a front tooth. So the process of making the crown does not impact its quality or duration. The restoration can be matched to the color of each patient’s natural teeth, so it looks beautiful and natural.

With twice a day brushing and daily flossing, teamed with semi-annual dental exams and cleanings at Willow Bay Dental, these amazing restorations last for years and give our patients beautiful, durable smiles.

Source – http://www.polished-dental.net/treatment/cerec