Due to this unique process, CEREC is capable of restoring your tooth’s form, function, strength and aesthetics in one visit.
What does the CEREC process involve?
Preparation – This appointment begins with a local anaesthetic to numb the area, then the tooth is prepared to the correct shape and dimensions.
Milling Unit – The finished design is sent wirelessly to the milling machine, which cuts out the precise shape of the restoration, creating a custom restoration uniquely fitted to your tooth. This restoration is made from a tooth-coloured ceramic with a shade that matches your existing teeth. The restoration is then polished or placed in a furnace, depending on the type of material used.
Placing the Restoration – Once fabricated, the restoration is bonded into place with a dental cement.
Advantages of CEREC
- Most procedures can be completed in a single visit.
- No messy impressions necessary.
- No need for temporary restorations between visits.
If you are interested in the process, you are able to watch the design and milling process. Alternatively, you can relax and wait in the comfort of our lounge room, equipped with a massage chair and TV.