What is CEREC used for?
CEREC Inlay Restoration
Often, patients with amalgam fillings will exhibit amalgam breakdowns and damage to the tooth structure as recurrent decay creates stress fractures on the enamel. Unlike most laboratory-created crowns, CEREC restorations stabilize the integrity of the tooth. CEREC materials ensure maximum bond strength and enhance appearance, resulting in your desired smile. CEREC inlay restorations form a smooth, tooth-colored replacement of dental material lost to cavities. Using ultramodern CAD/CAM technology, CEREC inlays mimic your tooth’s color and structure exactly.
CEREC Onlay Restorations
Silver amalgam restorations regularly result in weakened teeth that are prone to fracture and breakage. Rather than replace the old amalgam, CEREC onlays are placed to retain healthy tooth structure, provide added strength, and create a more natural look. Onlays, or partial crowns, cover the biting surfaces of teeth. The enamel-like material of CEREC restores the strength of the tooth and mimics the appearance and feel of your natural tooth.
CEREC restorations (inlays, onlays and crowns) mirror the appearance and feel of a normal tooth and only require one visit. Crowns, or tooth-shaped caps placed over teeth, restore a damaged tooth to its original shape, strength, size or appearance. CEREC crowns preserve a healthy tooth structure while restoring your natural smile.
Teeth that have been repaired with compacted composite material often break down, resulting in chipped teeth. CEREC veneers correct the incisal length and angle, restoring the tooth to its original appearance in only one visit. Veneers, or thin laminates of tooth-colored porcelain, are bonded to the front of teeth, covering the front surface and resulting in an improved appearance. The veneers produced by CEREC are custom-designed for each tooth to provide an exact match.
In the past, patients with multiple failed restorations typically required several appointments to achieve a full restoration. With CEREC, however, multiple teeth can be treated and fixed on the same day. CEREC technology completes the multiple restorations in one visit, resulting in a beautiful smile in a fraction of the time.