CEREC Crowns: The Fast, Convenient, and Precise Solution for Tooth Restoration

Are you short on time for a dental procedure? Do dental treatments demand a lot of time from your busy schedule? Tedious procedures with lab work can be time-consuming in today’s busy schedule. Thankfully, this is greatly overcome by the modern technology adopted by CEREC. These are aesthetic restorations that are designed and cemented in the same dental appointment. 

CEREC crowns offered by the dentist in Piedmont, CA, and their team are aesthetically superior, with excellent durability and long-lasting outcomes. 

An introduction to CEREC restorations

CEREC crowns are innovative state-of-the-art restorations that help repair and reconstruct a compromised tooth structure. CEREC uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer you with a single-day restorations. This technology has greatly revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns, veneers, and bridges so that there is no extensive waiting time between preparing the restoration and receiving the finished product. These restorations are metal-free, tooth-colored prosthetics and significantly restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength, and function.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic

CEREC offers several benefits 

Some of the benefits offered by CEREC are:

  • Most procedures can be completed in a single visit
  • Cost-effective procedure 
  • Requires less drilling, preserving most of your natural tooth structure
  • Are metal-free restorations
  • Provide a perfect fit 
  • Do not require messy impressions
  • Temporary restorations for in-between visits are not required
  • They tend to look more natural and closely resemble the neighboring teeth 
  • Are sturdy and durable
  • Are stain-resistant 
  • Are abrasion-resistant
  • Are long-lasting restorations 

Designing CEREC restorations 

The process of fabricating CEREC crowns is as follows:

  • Exam and Preparation

Your dentist will assess the health of your tooth to determine if CEREC is right for you. They will administer local anesthesia to ease pain and discomfort during tooth preparation. Decayed and weakened tissues will be excavated to prepare the tooth for restoration.

  • Optical impression 

A 3D image of the tooth will be created using a digital camera that is used to design the CEREC restoration. The computer and CEREC 3D software will convert the digital image into a 3D virtual model of the prepared tooth.

  • Milling unit

A ceramic block of an appropriate shade will be selected and inserted into the unit to fabricate the restoration in just a few minutes.

  • Restoration placement: 

Once the restoration is fabricated, it will be tried to check the fit and bite. Necessary adjustments will be made, and the restoration will be polished and bonded into place. 

CEREC is an excellent technology that can help dentists do a lot for your smile, in addition to improving your oral form and function.