Cerec ® - Single Appointment Porcelain Crowns & Veneers

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What is CEREC®?

 

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Imagine a dental practice where you can go and have your new false tooth made and fitted during a single visit and within an hour. This is what CEREC technology by Sirona Dental Systems UK has made possible.

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CEREC® is a revolutionary system, costing £100,000+ that enables your dentist to design, fabricate and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit, a procedure that would normally take at least two weeks, if not more!

Design

 

a digital image is taken using a special camera. This image is then converted into a 3D computerised model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration.

Shape

 

Once your dentist is happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine, which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. The milling process can take anywhere from as little as 6 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the exact technology and complexity of the tooth.

Restore

 

Once the crown or veneer has been milled, the dentist may characterise it and stain it to match your surrounding teeth, before either polishing it or glazing it in a furnace. Your new restoration will then be cemented into place onto your prepared tooth.

What are the benefits of CEREC?

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There are several advantages to having treatment with CEREC over conventional, laboratory-made restorations:

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Everything is carried out in a single visit 

You only need to visit the dentist once – take one day away from your work or life to have the procedure – instead of the usual two or three visits.

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Only one set of local anaesthetic injections

Since the entire procedure can be carried out within the hour, you only need to have one lot of injections.

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Your dentist is in complete control of the final result

Since the crown or veneer is designed and fabricated from start to finish by your dentist, he/she has total control over how it will look and fit, whereas a crown made in a laboratory is under the control of the technician who hasn’t even seen the patient.

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No temporary restorations

If you have lab-made veneers, you would require temporary veneers during the wait for your new teeth. These have been known to fall off and cause problems, which is a step that is omitted with CEREC restorations.

We take pride in educating our patients in what their treatment entails.

If you’d like some background reading to help you make your decision, please complete the form below and we’ll post out an information pack for you. Thank You.

 

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