CEREC® Dental Technology
CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that a dentist can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth.
The CEREC® technology has been successful for many years, and is a popular option in many dental offices across the globe. As of 2015, more than nine million restorations have been performed worldwide using CEREC® technology.
How Does CEREC® Work?
CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design / Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. The dentist uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the dentist uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. When ready, the dentist bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth.
The entire process takes about one hour.
Benefits of CEREC® Technology
- Single visit convenience. Dentists no longer need to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated.
- Extremely precise. The CEREC® has over a decade of clinical research and documentation to support the technology. The restorations have been proven precise, safe and effective.
- Long-lasting, natural results. A tooth-colored restoration means no more silver fillings discoloring smiles. The filling is natural-looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
To learn more the CEREC® technology and if it is the right option for your dental needs, please contact our office.
The office of Dr. Angela Berkovich, DMD is located in Deerfield Beach and serves patients throughout South Florida including Boca Raton, Lighthouse Point, Pompano Beach, Fort Lauderdale, Coconut Creek, and Coral Springs.