Single visit dentistry using the CEREC workflow
CEREC is a system that includes an optical impression camera, design software, and a milling unit that allows us to create precisely-designed, highly durable, tooth-colored restorations in our office - all in a single visit. These restorations can be crowns, inlays, or onlays supported by a tooth, or even crowns supported by a dental implant.
An optical impression
is made using a high definition intraoral camera.
Your custom restoration is designed
chairside using specialized CAD software.
Your custom prosthesis is milled
from a solid block of material in around 12 minutes.
Your final restoration is delivered the same day that your tooth is prepared, this means no temporary and no second visit.
This means a mouthful of camera instead of a mouthful of impression goop.
The materials and bonding procedures that this technique utilizes can allow for more conservative removal of tooth structure during the process than traditional crowns. Less tooth reduction means less trauma to your tooth.
This system uses a variety of materials which wear, expand, contract, and flex in a similiar fashion to natural tooth, producing a natural looking, long-lasting restoration.
This same technology can be used to create custom, esthetic implant supported crowns and custom abutments in situations where tooth replacement is necessary.
Watch a case get designed, after preparation and scanning. Sped up 5x, these are the same steps done in front of you to create your crown.