CEREC is an acronym that stands for “Chairside Economic Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic” It is a technology that was developed in Germany 27 years ago by SIRONA Corporation in conjunction with Dr. Werner Mormann who was the inventor. CEREC was essentially a CAD CAM (Computer Aided Design – Computer Assisted Milling) process that allows dentists to make replacement teeth in the office for patients in one visit, but that is only one of the advantages.
Not only is the process of making a crown/veneer/Bridge finished in one visit, but the final result has a fit and tolerance so much better than what could be previously produced in a dental laboratory, and the fit of the restoration created has much to do with how long it will last into the future.
Another advantage is that the patient only has to be numbed for one appointment. Before we had CEREC the patient had to wear a temporary tooth for 2 weeks while the permanent crown was being made in the dental laboratory. With modern CEREC technology everything can be done in one visit.
All ceramic materials used in the process look more like natural teeth because there is no metal involved and the latest ceramic materials are just as strong as the old fashioned metal type crowns/bridges.
Suffice it to say, CEREC is the best modern dentistry has to offer you today.
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