CEREC is a dental restoration product that allows a dentist to restore teeth with computer technology. It stands for ceramic reconstruction and may also stand for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. The CEREC technology now allows for many dental procedures to be done in one simple sitting, whereas before, it may take several sittings to properly restore teeth with ceramics. It also allows for veneers, inlays, onlays and crowns to be easily made. You may find CEREC used in many prestigious dental offices such as Dr. Gauthier’s Apex Dental. There is a multitude of benefits of using CEREC.
The most highlighted benefit of CEREC technology is the CAD/CAM technology combined with 3D photography of the tooth. This prevents the need for multiple uncomfortable dentist visits. A 3D photograph of the tooth needing restoration is made and the CAD/CAM technology quickly creates a custom fit for the tooth using the specifications found from the photograph data. Within minutes, the ceramic mold is made and ready to be fit onto the tooth.
The functional purpose of a ceramic tooth made with CEREC technology used by Dr. Gauthier is also notable. Not only does the ceramic seamlessly match the normal tooth color, it has the same structure as a normal tooth. This means that the ceramic goes unnoticed and reacts the same way the tooth does when in contact with hot and cold food or drink. The chemical bonding to the tooth further allows for much of the original tooth to remain while still allowing for tooth strengthening.
CEREC is a huge advancement in dental restoration. It is done easily in one simple sitting and allows for maximum customization that was previously unavailable. With the use of this technology, maximum control over the quality of the new tooth is carefully scrutinized by Dr. Gauthier, ensuring that it is up to standard. If dental restoration is needed, a place that has CEREC technology should be used.