CEREC® is one of the world’s leading technologies for constructing porcelain restorations.
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and the technology makes it possible to create and place ceramic restorations.
Ceramic® is more beneficial for you as it’s biocompatible and boasts tooth-like physical and aesthetic qualities. An added bonus of CEREC® technology is that it takes digital impressions, so you won’t need to have the uncomfortable impression material placed on your teeth.
The CEREC® system incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine.
Treatment with the CEREC® system starts with assessing your oral health, and then, once the most appropriate treatment has been determined a 3D scan of your mouth will be taken with an intraoral camera.
The digital impression is transferred and displayed on a computer screen, which will show you a 3D model of the tooth—or teeth—which need treatment.
Watch as the CEREC® system creates your porcelain restoration.
You can then watch as your Extreme Dentistry dentist creates a digital version of the restoration. Once the restoration is completed, your dentist will place a ceramic block into the CEREC® milling machine.
The milling machine goes to work creating your restoration based on the 3D model your dentist has worked on. When the milling machine has finished, your Extreme Dentistry dentist will bond the new porcelain restoration to the surface of the tooth that needs treatment.
The advantages of the CEREC® machine
Four advantages of the CEREC® system are:
- Appointments go from 2 or 3 to just one.
- No impression material or sending work off to a lab.
- No temporaries: the only thing placed on your teeth is the final work.
- Tried and tested: more than 8 million restorations have been performed worldwide.
To find out more about CEREC®, or to request an appointment, please contact us today.
The life expectancy of a CEREC crown can vary depending on several factors, such as the patient’s oral hygiene habits, the location of the crown, and the quality of the crown placement.
On average, a CEREC crown can last anywhere from 10 to 15 years. However, with proper care, it is possible for the crown to last for 20 years or more. It’s important to note that the lifespan of a CEREC crown can be affected by factors such as teeth grinding, chewing hard foods or objects, and poor oral hygiene. Regular dental check-ups and cleanings can also help prolong the lifespan of a CEREC crown.
It’s important to speak with your dentist about the specific lifespan of your CEREC crown and how you can take care of it to ensure its longevity.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) crowns are made of ceramic material that is known for its strength and durability. In general, CEREC crowns are considered to be as strong or stronger than traditional crowns, which are often made of materials like porcelain or metal.
CEREC crowns are milled from a solid block of ceramic material using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. This allows for a precise fit and a strong bond with the tooth. Additionally, CEREC crowns are often made from a single piece of material, which can make them less prone to cracks or fractures than traditional crowns that may have multiple pieces or layers.
Overall, the strength of a CEREC crown can depend on factors such as the specific type of ceramic material used, the design and fabrication process, and the patient’s individual needs and habits. It’s important to discuss the best option for your specific situation with your dentist.
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) crowns are made of ceramic material, not porcelain. Although porcelain is a type of ceramic, CEREC crowns are made from a different type of ceramic material that is designed specifically for the CEREC system.
The specific type of ceramic material used for CEREC crowns is a type of high-strength ceramic that is milled from a solid block using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. This allows for a precise fit and a durable, natural-looking restoration.
CEREC ceramic is known for its strength, durability, and resistance to wear and tear. Additionally, it can be colour-matched to the surrounding teeth for a natural-looking appearance. Overall, CEREC ceramic is a popular choice for dental restorations due to its strength, aesthetics, and convenience.