one hour chairside porcelain restoration with Cerec 3-D technology

What is CEREC?

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a revolutionary system that allows to design, create and fit a new crown in a single visit. While you sit comfortably, an image of your tooth is scanned into a computer specially designed for this purpose. Using digital technology, your crown is designed to your tooth's precise specifications. The multi-instrument CEREC system consists of an infrared digital camera, a computer with 3-D imaging software, and a milling unit with diamond blades for quick, precise, and highly detailed construction of restorations. There are several advantages to CEREC restorations over conventional laboratory-made restorations:

Single-Appointment Dental Care

- With CEREC, you only need to visit the dentist's office once, instead of the usual two or three visits required with conventional restoration procedures.

No Temporary Restorations

- Conventional restoration procedures require you to wear temporary restorations while the laboratory creates your new restoration. Temporary restorations can fall off or cause other problems. CEREC eliminates this inconvenience.

Fine Materials

- CEREC uses strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.

After preparation of your tooth a digital picture will be taken using the CEREC camera. Using CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, the CEREC software converts this picture to a perfect 3-D virtual design of your tooth and the data is sent to an on-site CEREC milling unit. While you relax, diamond coated instruments are used to mill a ceramic block, perfectly reproducing the computer-generated design. These ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colors and are selected to match your surrounding teeth. The milling process usually takes less than 10 minutes. After the milling is finished the porcelain crown or reastauration is polished and bond into place in your mouth. Since the design is reproduced exactly to specifications, a perfect fit is insured. A laser and special cement are then used to unite your crown with your tooth resulting in a smooth and natural look and feel.

Thats it !

For further information or to make an appointment, call 020 379 05 29