At Arch Dental Associates, we offer a method of dentistry to our patients called CEREC. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a CAD/CAM method that allows us to design, create and properly fit a new dental crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a remarkably short amount of time. With CEREC, you can enjoy a bright new smile in less than an hour!
How does CEREC work?
• The target tooth is prepped for the dental crown or veneer. Instead of impressions, a digital photo is taken. It is then converted into a 3D model of your tooth.
• Using the 3D model, your crown or veneer is designed and created using a fabrication machine.
• The crowns and veneers are fabricated from ceramic blocks, which are available in a variety of shades to precisely match the color of your teeth.
• The completed dental crown or veneer is then polished and correctly fitted to the target tooth. Once properly fitted, it is cemented into place. Now you have a brand new tooth in one visit!
The CEREC process can be completed in a short period of time. We create the dental crown or veneer in-house, so that we have complete control over how it will be designed and fitted. As compared to other standard restorations, there’s little to no difference in the total price of CEREC since no lab fees are included and you only need one appointment.
For more information on CEREC, call Arch Dental Associates at (631) 271-1770 today!