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A step by step approach to CEREC
After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your tooth for the restoration, similar to traditional treatment methods. Your tooth will be coated with a safe tasteless powder. CEREC then uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression. The digital image replaces the physical impression required in traditional procedures. No more waiting while a tray of impression material hardens in your mouth.
Computer Aided Design
State-of-the-art CAD software allows us to design every precise detail of your restoration with the accuracy you have come to expect. The software allows us to customize the shape of the restoration to exactly fit your specific clinical needs.
Mill & Place
While you wait, exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create your restoration. This takes on average of 10 minutes. The new restoration is then fitted, polished, and bonded for permanence. Your tooth is restored back to its natural form, function, and beauty.
The CEREC system and computer software allow us to take an impression of your mouth with the use of a special optical scanner. We are then able to fabricate a porcelain restoration in the office with the CEREC milling machine in as little as 15 minutes. The technology is very useful in completing procedures like porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays in just one appointment. By using the CEREC system, we are able to save a considerable amount of time and provide treatments in a single visit, instead of multiple appointments.
Before we take an impression, we will begin by examining your tooth and determining the best course of treatment. We will then prepare your tooth for restoration in much the same way as the traditional method. We will coat your tooth in a tasteless powder, and then use the CEREC system to create an optical impression. Because the system uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera, we can use the digital image, rather than the physical impression required in traditional procedures. There is no need for messy impression materials, and the process is completed quickly.
Once we have taken an impression of your tooth, and the software has allowed us to design your restoration, the design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to fabricate your restoration. The process of creating your restoration only takes around 10 minutes. Once it has been made, your new restoration is then fitted, polished, and bonded for permanence. When your restoration has been placed, you can enjoy restored form and function. Your damaged tooth will be repaired with durable porcelain material that looks completely natural.