Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) has truly revolutionized the way dental procedures are done. Multiple dental visits, as well as extensive wait times, were the norm even for regular restoration processes, but thanks to CEREC®, ceramic restorations in Arvada can now be performed within minutes at the dentist’s office. With this dental technology, we are able to create same-day crowns—no need for a temporary crown or a second appointment!
CEREC® is based on a number of CAD (computer assisted design) tools and a milling machine that can easily create custom ceramic dental restorative devices, and it can greatly benefit anyone looking to get a ceramic dental restoration.
Is CEREC® Right for Me?
CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Some of the benefits of using CEREC® are:
Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
Less painful injections due to single-visit
No need to take messy impressions
No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
Restores teeth to natural beauty, function, and strength
How a CEREC® Dental Restoration Procedure Works?
The first step of this procedure is to prepare the tooth for the dental restoration. Varying from patient to patient, the dentist takes photos of the affected teeth using either one of CEREC’s® imaging solutions:
Using the CEREC® Omnicam, the dentist takes multiple images of your tooth, sending a colored, 3D model to the CEREC® machine.
Using the CEREC® Bluecam, the dentist coats the teeth with a contrasting agent before taking images of your teeth.
These highly detailed images are sent to a computer screen where the dentist can view the affected tooth or teeth from every angle in order to design the final restoration. Once the design is complete, it is sent to the milling unit to conclude the restoration process.