What is CEREC?
It is a revolutionary, state-of-the-art technology that allows beautiful, strong crowns, inlays, onlays or veneers to be created in the office in “one visit.” This not only saves you time, but also the need for repeatedly getting “numbed;” there are no gooey impressions or temporaries.
One of the biggest advantages of CEREC is its convenience. If you need a crown, inlay, or onlay, you can get your teeth restored during a single trip to Fredal Family Dentistry. Traditionally, these procedures require two trips to the dentist.
During the first, the dentist cleans the tooth, makes a mold, and places a temporary restoration onto the tooth. In a couple of weeks, after the permanent restoration is ready, you need to return to the office so that the dentist can remove the temporary fix and place the permanent one.
The CEREC process lets you receive your permanent restoration in one visit, so you do not have to live for weeks with a temporary fix and schedule another appointment. Another benefit of CEREC is that it uses a single block of solid ceramic materials instead of pressed ceramic and metal. CEREC restorations are able to withstand moderate chewing so yours will last for years.
The lifespan of a CEREC restoration is longer than similar work with traditional methods. In addition, the color of CEREC ceramic is closer to the color of your natural teeth, which will make your restoration virtually unnoticeable.