Crown in a day
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an advanced form of dental technology which gives our dentists the ability to design and create new custom fit restorations for damaged teeth in a single appointment.
The process saves you time and is a far more pleasant experience with far more accurate result. Previously (and in other practices without this technology) patients wanting a crown or veneer would need to have gooey and messy impressions made and multiple appointments to allow the crowns and veneers to be fabricated in a dental laboratory and then sent back to the dentist ready for fitting.
With CEREC, the whole process takes place on site and within one day; teeth are digitally scanned, these images are converted into 3D virtual models and the information is sent to our state of the art 3D milling machine so the restoration can be manufactured. It uses high quality ceramic material to produce a crown or veneer that matches the natural colour of other teeth.
Everything from scanning to fitting of the crown/veneer, is done within the same day, and we pride ourselves in being able to offer this efficient service for our patients.
After the consultation, a camera captures the area to be treated.
The dental prosthesis is created as a 3D model on the computer.
The restoration created on the computer is then milled from a ceramic block.
The finished ceramic restoration is inserted just a little while later.