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What is so great about cEREC crowns?

everything you need to know ABout Your new CEREC crown

What Is CEREC?

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a technology used by dentists to create dental restorations, such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers, in a single office visit. This technology is designed to provide patients with a more convenient and efficient alternative to traditional dental restorations, which often require multiple appointments and temporary restorations.

With CEREC, a dentist uses a special camera (scanner) to take digital images of a patient’s tooth. These images are then used to create a 3D computer model of the tooth, which is used to design the restoration. The design is then sent to an milling machine in the office, which creates the restoration from a block of ceramic material.

Why Would I Get A CEREC Crown Vs A Traditional Crown?

One of the main advantages of CEREC is that it eliminates the need for multiple appointments and temporary restorations. With traditional dental restorations, a patient typically needs to wait several weeks between appointments while a laboratory creates the restoration. With CEREC, the entire process can be completed in just one office visit, allowing patients to walk out of the office with a permanent restoration in as little as 90 minutes


Another advantage of CEREC is that it provides dentists with greater precision and control over the final restoration. With traditional dental restorations, the final product is often dependent on the skills of a laboratory technician. With CEREC, a dentist has direct control over the design and creation of the restoration, allowing for greater precision and accuracy.


CEREC also offers a more aesthetic alternative to traditional dental restorations. The ceramic material used in CEREC restorations is tooth-colored, making it virtually indistinguishable from natural tooth enamel. This allows for a more natural and attractive appearance, which can be especially important for patients who are concerned about the appearance of their teeth.


Are CEREC Restorations More Expensive?

In terms of cost, CEREC restorations are no more expensive than traditional dental restorations. In other words, you are getting a crown with superior appearance and durability, in less appointments and overall time at the same cost of a traditional crown.


Overall, CEREC is a technology that provides dentists and patients with a more convenient, efficient, and aesthetically pleasing alternative to traditional dental restorations. If you are in need of a dental restoration, it is important to talk to your dentist about whether CEREC may be a good option for you.