What it Does
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics”. What does this mean? It means that if you need a crown due to decay, root canal therapy, or a congenital malformation, you can have your crown in about an hour. Patients love this option because it saves time and they don’t have to deal with messy impressions. Our skilled doctors will prepare the tooth for a crown by removing decay or removing the damaged part of your tooth. The doctor will then use an intra-oral camera to take a 3D image of the tooth. This image is then imported into a special software that is used to design a crown that fits your bite, smile and oral function. After the doctor designs your tooth, it is sent to the CEREC’s milling -machine where a crown is made out of a block of porcelain. If the patient chooses, they can watch their own crown being made! If you think you need a crown or are considering replacing some old crowns with some new all-porcelain ones, please call our office to set up a free consultation. We will be delighted to help you achieve the smile you have always wanted. See you soon!