CEREC CAD/CAM restorations are also known as same day or 1-hour crowns. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (or CEramic REConstruction), allows for the restoration of a tooth in one appointment. Computer-assisted design-Computer-assisted manufacture crown, or “CAD-CAM has also been a recent development for dentistry, and CEREC is exclusively utilizing this technology.
We fit, then apply the new crown to the your tooth with a special dental cement that bonds the crown with your tooth. There is no metal components, you won’t need a temporary crown while you wait, and the procedure is known to be quite comfortable. While your initial cost is above average, CEREC crowns will benefit you immensely monetarily down the road.
Using the CEREC procedure, we are able to make a digital impression of the tooth, digitally construct the restoration, and then create and insert the restoration for the patient in-office. This method looks natural and lasts almost as long as your natural teeth. Alongside crowns, CEREC technology is also used to manufacture porcelain fillings and veneers.