Patients who lose fillings often need replacement crowns, which can take up to three appointments to complete. CEREC, however, mirrors the appearance and feel of a normal tooth and only requires one visit to design and deliver. Crowns, or tooth-shaped caps placed over teeth, restore the damaged tooth to its original shape, strength, size, and appearance. CEREC crowns preserve a healthy tooth structure while restoring your natural smile.
Front teeth that have worn, chipped or had multiple restorations can benefit from a CEREC veneer. They correct the incisal length and angle, restoring the tooth to its original appearance in only one visit. Veneers, or thin laminates of tooth-colored porcelain, are bonded to the front of teeth, covering the front surface and resulting in an improved appearance. The veneers produced by CEREC are custom-designed for each tooth to provide an exact match.
Often, amalgam fillings will break down and damage the surrounding tooth structure which can lead to recurrent decay. Stress fractures often occur on the enamel. Unlike most laboratory-created crowns, CEREC restorations stabilize the integrity of the tooth. CEREC materials ensure maximum bond strength and enhance appearance, resulting in your desired smile. The restorations form a smooth, tooth-colored replacement of dental material lost to cavities and fractures. Using ultramodern CAD/CAM technology, CEREC’s mimic your tooth color and structure exactly so it looks and feels natural.
In the past, patients with multiple failed restorations typically required several appointments to achieve a full restoration. With CEREC, however, multiple restorations can be fabricated, bonded, polished and completed in one visit. Your result is a beautiful smile in a fraction of the time.