What is CEREC®?
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a system that allows for the fabrication of same-day ceramic dental restorations. Our Downtown Edmonton dentists use CEREC technology to place crowns, inlays and onlays in just one appointment.
Crowns are porcelain caps that are placed on top of teeth to restore their function and appearance. Crowns are used to attach bridges, cover dental implants or prevent a cracked tooth from worsening. They can also help to restore a discoloured or stained tooth to its natural appearance.
Inlays & Onlays
Inlays and onlays are tooth-coloured porcelain fillings that are used to repair cavities when the damage is too extensive for a standard dental filling. Inlays and onlays are ideal when too much tooth enamel has been lost to use a standard dental filling, and are typically used for molars.
How CEREC Works
Placing a dental crown, inlay or onlay normally requires more than one visit to the dentist. Using CEREC technology, our dentists can perform the entire procedure in one easy visit.
Using a highly accurate 3D scan of your tooth, the CEREC machine creates a virtual model of the tooth which is sent to an onsite milling unit to create your custom restoration, all while you're chairside.
The crown, inlay or onlay is then cemented onto the tooth by your dentist, restoring your smile.
The Benefits of CEREC
CEREC means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your busy schedule for dentist appointments.
- Just one appointment necessary
- No messy impressions
- No temporaries
- Tooth-coloured, metal-free ceramic restorations
- Retain more healthy tooth structure