CEREC is a cutting edge dental technology that allows tooth restorations to be performed quickly and effectively in one visit rather than the 2 or 3 visits (which may have been weeks apart) previously required for high quality ceramic restorations. It is the latest in computer generated restoration providing strong, durable, colour matched ceramic restorations in a single visit, whether it is white fillings, veneers or crowns.
CEREC - Single Visit Dentistry
CEREC has allowed us to offer our patients single visit restorations, with the use of conventional materials. CEREC makes your visit to the dentist efficient, convenient, safe and means you only have to pay for the single appointment. CEREC also means that your visit is more comfortable as it means you can say good-bye to dental impressions and moulds. This modern treatment means you are treated quickly but quality is maintained throughout the process. CEREC’s success is evident world-wide as every 5 seconds a CEREC restoration is placed somewhere in the world.
CEREC means that you and your dentist are in control of you restoration, as they are created in-house. CEREC also means you can avoid grinding your natural teeth so the implant is best fitted and also avoids the need to polish the teeth.
The CEREC Machine
Using the CEREC machine, our dentists are able to create 3D digital images of a patient’s tooth and mouth. Our dentists can then digitally and accurately design your ceramic restoration and your durable, natural-looking crown is created inside the Sailor’s Bay practice.
What Happens In a Typical CEREC Appointment
Your tooth will firstly be prepared and a digital 3D scan will be taken of the tooth in question and the surrounding areas. The image may be viewed on screen by both dentist and patient so the dentist can better explain the treatment with visual assistance. The 3D scan will then help to create your crown or bridge and is designed in-practice. The restoration is automatically produced from a solid ceramic block, giving a perfectly milled porcelain restoration. The restoration will be polished and fitted into place. The process generally takes about an hour.
Benefits of CEREC Restoration
It will look and feel almost indistinguishable from a natural tooth
It preserves the remaining tooth and prevents breakage
Resistant to stains
If you would like to learn more on how CEREC can benefit the functionality and appearance of your teeth, contact our team at Sailors Bay Dentistry on (02) 9958 0400or online here.