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Last year, we invested in the CEREC, computer generated ceramic restorations technology and are currently the only dentist in the area to utilize this advanced system. This produces 'state of the art' natural looking ceramic fillings and crowns in one visit without the need for impressions and temporary fillings.
CEREC also helps to preserve as much of the natural tooth tissue as possible and to deploy durable and biocompatible materials.
The CEREC concept provides the ideal solution for restoring teeth. CEREC restorations have proved themselves in practice for more than a decade and their long-term durability has been borne out by scientific follow-up studies of around 1,000 individual cases.
Why choose CEREC?
• Defect-oriented restorations that conserve the natural teeth
• Natural-looking, aesthetically pleasing ceramic material
• Complete treatment in one single session
• NO metal materials involved
• NO unpleasant impressions
• NO temporary fillings, crowns, etc.
• Clinically tested, long-lasting restorations
• Fascinating treatment process (watch your own restoration being made)
In terms of its technical properties CEREC comes closest to natural dental enamel. This means that these ceramic materials cause no more wear on the opposing teeth and on each other than natural tooth enamel, unlike many standard ceramic or metal/ceramic crowns.
Until today, we have performed more than 1000 CEREC-cases successfully.
WHAT IS CEREC AND HOW DOES IT WORK?
CEREC simply is a computer with a camera that measures the exact [to a fraction of a mm] dimensions of a cavity prepared in the surgery. The inlay/crown is then designed in the computer. The information is sent wirelessly to a milling unit that precisely cuts a block of tooth colored ceramic to the shape of the required filling: inlays, veneers, or crowns.
We use the best and most expensive cement on the market to place the inlay/crown in the tooth cavity. The result is a 'state of the art' ceramic inlay [no mercury here!] prepared and placed in one visit – now THAT'S the 'cutting edge of dentistry'!
Here's how it happens – step by step:
After making the tooth numb, any old fillings and decay are removed from the tooth and the cavity is shaped for strength and long life.
An optical 3D image is recorded with a small camera placed right over the tooth.
On the computer monitor, the restoration is created over the photo just taken [you can watch this!]
You will be asked to move to another chair in front of the milling unit. Diamond drills reproduce the filling shape in a ceramic block while you are enjoying a nice cup of hot drink and watching your tooth being made. This is known as CAD/CAM which means 'computer aided design / computer aided manufacture'.
The new restoration is polished and fitted precisely to the tooth using a light cured bonding material
The final polish leaves a smooth, natural feel and the matched color means the filling blends with the tooth.
You have maximum strength, long life, great looks – and no metal!