Apex Dental is the first and only dentist in Northborough, MA with the advanced dental technology, CEREC and CEREC InLab. CEREC InLab is a commercial laboratory grade version of CEREC. The CEREC InLab software and milling center can fabricate implant restorations, bridges and highly esthetic dental crowns and porcelain veneers. The CEREC InLab gives Dr. Gauthier the ability to have the equivalent of a commercial dental laboratory right in the office which minimizes turnaround times for our patients with larger cases.
The CEREC InLab allows Dr. Gauthier and his team to have control over restoration design and esthetics without having to communicate these fine details to a dental laboratory technician who is in some cases, across the country, and is not being able to see the patient in person.
This allows for the delivery of beautiful lifelike restorations on a very consistent basis. Your restoration can be highly customized with the use of a wide array of ceramic stains, colors and glazes and ceramic oven right in the office ensuring a seamless, and natural looking restoration every time.
Using CAD/CAM technologies, CEREC produces indirect ceramic restorations (Crowns, Caps, Inlays, Onlays and Dental Veneers) in a single visit. No more waiting in between appointment or uncomfortable temporaries!
How Does CEREC Work
Benefits of CEREC Dentistry
Traditional restorative procedures require multiple visits where the patient is subjected to messy impressions, extensive preparation, uncomfortable temporaries and the time involved in having an outside laboratory produce the restoration.
With the CEREC system, teeth can be restored in a single visit. After the tooth is prepared, a special camera takes an optical impression of the tooth, recording its exact specifications. Using the CAD/CAM software, the restoration is digitally prepared and then sent to a milling machine where the restoration is created using the finest, tooth-colored ceramic material. In just a few minutes, the restoration is ready and checked for a perfect fit. Then, it is permanently bonded or cemented to your tooth and gently polished to a beautiful shine.
CEREC uses materials that are closely matched to the composition of natural tooth structure. The ceramic materials are strong and tooth colored to restore teeth to their natural strength, beauty and function.