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What Is CEREC In Dentistry?
CEREC stands for “chairside economical restoration of esthetic ceramics” and is a computer-aided design and manufacturing system for dentists. CEREC combines a camera, computer, and milling instrument into one machine allowing tooth restorations to be created in the dentist office, all within a single visit.
In 1985 Serona launched CEREC, which marked the beginning of digitalization in dentistry.
CEREC crowns are more efficient and technologically advanced and have become the preferred option. While it can take weeks to receive a traditional dental crown, a CEREC crown uses computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to create crowns in a single appointment. Not only that, but they allow for a better bite and more natural teeth for patients.
CEREC crowns fit perfectly. They look and feel like a real tooth thanks to computer-aided technology.
At your appointment, your dentist will use a small camera to create a 3D digital impression of your mouth. A milling unit is then utilized to create the ceramic crown. The dentist will then paint and glaze each tooth to match the rest of your mouth. Once this is complete, the dentist can bond the tooth into your mouth in a matter of minutes. It’s that quick and easy.
The entire process should only take about two hours. The CEREC crowns are created with advanced accuracy and precision, look and feel like a real tooth, and every step of the process is much more comfortable for the patient.
You won’t need to wear a temporary crown or have uncomfortable impressions of your mouth taken. Plus, you will experience much less post-operative sensitivity. And don’t forget, you only need to schedule a single appointment.