CEREC dentistry uses state of the art computer mapping to create a complex 3D map of your mouth, paying particular attention to any problem teeth. It’s normal for some of your teeth to be coated in white powder during the imaging process as this will help create a clear and accurate picture of your teeth.
Unlike conventional methods, no moulds will need to be taken of your tooth. Instead, the 3D image is used in the design and creation stages of your new veneer. Once the design process has finished, your dentist will use his on-site CEREC machine to create the new restoration from a ceramic block. How long the manufacturing takes largely depends on what type of machine is being used and how complex the work required is but tends to take under 30 minutes.
Once your new restoration is ready, it’s then glazed and polished and your dentist will be ready to fit it. Your teeth are prepared in exactly the same way they’d be for normal restorations before the CEREC restoration is fixed into place using specialized dental cement.
The CEREC procedure is a lot quicker than conventional methods of placing restorations and due to the accuracy of the digital image, more of your natural tooth structure can be preserved. As the process will be completed in one sitting, there’s no need to wear a temporary veneer or crown and the high-quality ceramics ensure that your restoration is resistant to damage or cracking. As your restoration is created to your exact specifications you can be sure you’ll get a comfortable fit as well as great aesthetics.
Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!
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