CEREC

With CEREC technology, scans are used to identify the missing tooth or tooth part, which is designed to fit back in place, like the piece of a jigsaw puzzle. 


Why Choose CEREC?

There are many advantages to CEREC over traditional crown technology including:

Time – CEREC crowns can often be made in one visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.

Comfort – With CEREC, there maybe no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates significant potential discomfort or annoyance.

Aesthetics – The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC restore your teeth almost to their natural strength and beauty, and closely match the colour of natural tooth structure.

Strength – There is nothing as durable as a natural, undamaged tooth. Milled ceramic is almost as strong, which helps us achieve a beautiful, durable smile.

Fillings – CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. It is easier to control the shape of a CEREC restoration than a directly placed composite filling. CEREC can use many materials (such as e.max or lava ultimate). These materials work very well for such issues as:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discolouration or staining
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Uneven, worn or small teeth
  • Slightly crooked or crowded teeth
  • Unsightly metal restorations

How are CEREC restorations made?

First, the dentist will remove any old filling(s) and existing decay, and any deficiencies are addressed. Then, the tooth is then shaped and refined to accept the restoration. The tooth is then scanned using a 3D camera, and very accurate dimensions are fed directly into the CEREC computer. A three-dimensional picture of your tooth appears immediately on the computer monitor and you can watch the CEREC screen as the dentist manipulates the 3D software to design your new restoration.

By using CEREC’s CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology, the missing part of the tooth is designed to fit back in place, like the piece of a jigsaw puzzle. The result is the design for a digitally customized replacement for your missing or damaged tooth structure.

Next, the CEREC acquisition unit sends your design to a robotic milling machine for processing. A ceramic block that matches the shading of your own natural tooth colour is selected and placed in the milling unit, where a precise diamond-cut ceramic restoration is created, just for you. The restoration can be custom stained and glazed if desired to mimic your natural teeth. This new custom-made restoration is then bonded into place and any necessary adjustments are made for your function and comfort.

Within a short time, your new CEREC restoration is complete!

For dental patients, using the CEREC process means that the dentist can avoid taking messy impressions, wearing temporary dental restorations, or having to return to be re-frozen to insert the permanent crown or inlay. Instead, the milling of the inlay can be completed and bonded into place often that same day.


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Our goal is to help you achieve full dental health that supports your full body wellness.

All services provided by general dentists: Dr. Young Dr. Goldfedlt and Dr. Schroeder