What is CEREC?
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This state-of-the-art technology allows us to create and place crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers in only one visit, so you spend less time at the dental office! Even better, the CEREC system eliminates the need for plastic temporaries while your restorations are sent off to a lab, a process that can take weeks and requires a series of dental appointments. With CEREC, you can get the dental treatment you need, then get back to your busy life and the things that matter most. Dr. Tau is the first dentist in the Philadelphia area to offer this amazing technology to his patients.
How Does it Work?
Dr. Tau will prepare your tooth for restoration, saving as much healthy tooth structure as he can. Using a special digital camera, the new color omnicam, a picture of the tooth to be repaired will be taken, then the CEREC imaging software will create a virtual 3D model of your restoration on our computer screen.
Think we forgot to mention that messy, uncomfortable impression tray? We didn’t—all the CEREC software needs is an accurate scan of your tooth. This camera does not use any powder like the previous version of the Cerec. We simply scan, design and then you sit back and watch us make your restoration right before your eyes.
Milling & Placement
CEREC restorations are made of a biocompatible ceramic material that can be adjusted to match the natural color of your other healthy teeth. We insert a block of the ceramic material into our onsite CEREC milling unit, which then constructs your restoration according to the exact specifications outlined by the virtual model. After only 15 minutes or so, your restoration is ready to be placed. Because the computer-aided manufacturing is extremely precise, you’re sure to have a great fit when your newly milled crown, filling, or veneer is polished and bonded to your tooth.
Benefits of CEREC Restorations
CEREC has been clinically proven in millions of successful restoration procedures, and patients all over the world have benefited from its convenience and cost effectiveness. Restoring damaged teeth before it’s too late can protect your smile for the future, and with CEREC’s natural results, your restorations will be virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth. Dr. Tau is pleased to offer this amazing technology to all of his patients. If you are interested in having single visit crowns done by the Cerec Omnicam call for an appointment today!