Treatments - Cerec 3D

What is CEREC 3D?

CEREC is a state-of-the-art CAD/CAM system which enables the design and manufacture of inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in just one visit using ceramic materials cleverly bonded to the remaining healthy tooth structure.

Why CEREC?

  • Protects and preserves as much as possible of your own tooth.
  • Ceramics are bio-compatible, the best dentistry has to offer and as close as we can get, at the moment, to tooth enamel/dentine.
  • Excellent quality.
  • Unquestionably the most cost effective restoration we have available today.
  • Only one appointment needed.
  • Looks toothlike and natural.
  • Long lasting and durable.

Ceramic reconstruction step by step

  • The defective filling and decay is removed. A reflective powder layer prepares the tooth for imaging.
  • An optical 3D image is acquired with a small camera, directly in your mouth.
  • The restoration is created on the screen using the image data.
  • Diamond coated instruments mill a ceramic block to reproduce the design. This is accomplished during a single appointment using Computer Aided Design/ Computer Aided Manufacture (CAD/ CAM).
  • After polishing and glazing, the new restoration fits precisely.
  • A unique light hardens the bonding material, uniting porcelain and tooth. Polishing or glazing ensures a pleasantly smooth and natural feel. The colour and appearance make the special ceramic material blend with your tooth. Perfectly bonded porcelain ensures an extremely long life for your teeth.
  • Maximum strength, great looks!

Fillings (inlays/ onlays)

After decay and old filling material is removed the individually manufactured ceramic will be fitted exactly. Depending on severity, the whole procedure will last between one and two hours.

Crowns

For more heavily compromised teeth, a traditional treatment has been a crown restoration, which can take several separate appointments. Using the CEREC method, crown restoration is completed in a single appointment. No impressions, no temporary crowns – no need for a second injection. A treatment time of one to two hours is normal.

Veneers

Malpositioned and discoloured teeth can be restored with porcelain veneers. Your tooth is adjusted and a thin layer of porcelain is bonded securely to your tooth. Perfect looks, perfect fit make a wonderful, natural smile – all in a single appointment.

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