cerec Ceramic Reconstruction
Using advanced computer-aided design and manufacturing technologies, CEREC enables the dentists at Florence Dental Care to construct, produce, and insert individual ceramic restorations directly chairside in a single appointment. This capability eliminates the need for multiple appointments with lab work in between and is far more economical. CEREC can be used for crowns and the repair of most tooth decay with ceramic materials that are tooth-colored for an accurate match.
Final Restorations in a Single Visit!
During a chairside treatment, we carry out all four restoration steps in our office in a single visit:
1. Digital Impressions
2. Design Restoration
3. Grind and Mill Restoration
4. Sintering / Finalize
Your dentist uses an intraoral camera to take a photo of the preparation, the targeted teeth, and the bite situation. Based on these images, the CEREC software creates a virtual model of the patient’s tooth situation. The dentist then uses this model to construct the tooth restoration on the screen and then networks the finished construction to an on site milling machine. Depending on the type of restoration, it is then milled out of a color-matched ceramic block in just 6 to 15 minutes using diamond-coated milling units. The grinding/milling cycle for these custom restorations is extremely precise, resulting in smooth surfaces and edges as well as very fine details. The dentist can then add the finishing touches to the restoration by painting, polishing, and glazing it, before applying the restoration.
CEREC technology makes it possible to produce and integrate ceramic restorations in a single appointment at Florence Dental Care. Unlike other materials such as amalgam or gold, ceramic is more biocompatible and boasts tooth-like physical and aesthetic qualities.
In addition, the digital impression technology at Florence Dental Care is more comfortable for patients than traditional impressions. CEREC digital mapping technology charts the inside of a patient’s mouth completely and accurately and down to the last detail. This ensures there is no issue with inaccurate dental impressions that in the past lead to potential discomfort with bulky molds and unnecessary debris in their mouth.
CEREC also reduces the amount of follow-up work and bite adjustment often necessary in the past. According to studies, the ten-year lifespan of CEREC inlays polished and milled with the aid of a computer is significantly longer than that of gold inlays, but also exceeds that of individually laboratory-manufactured ceramic inlays.
Please contact us for more information on how we would use CEREC for your dental situation.
® CEREC is a Registered Trademark of Sirona Dental Systems GmbH