At Advance Dental we are always on the lookout for techniques and treatments, which can help to transform your smile quickly and conveniently. Thanks to Cerec, we are now able to offer patients single-day restorative treatment, so you don’t have to wait to enjoy the benefits.
Cerec stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and it is an advanced and hugely impressive form of technology, which enables us to offer same-day restorative treatment.
Cerec covers all the stages of restorative treatment, enabling us to complete the entire process on-site. Usually, we would create an impression, which is sent away to a laboratory and then returned to use for fitting around 2 weeks later. Now, with Cerec, there’s no waiting around and we can design, fabricate and fit the new restoration in just one session.
How does Cerec work?
Cerec converts images from a camera into 3D models, which replace impressions; the models form the design of the bespoke restoration and they are sent to the milling machine. The milling machine is responsible for the manufacturing stage and it takes just a few minutes to convert the 3D models into a brand new, sparkling restoration. Once the restoration is ready, we then fit it and you can enjoy your new smile.
We are able to use Cerec to create custom-designed veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays.
The benefits of Cerec
The most obvious advantage of Cerec is its time-saving abilities; however, there are additional pros of this system. With Cerec, you don’t have to go through the messy and somewhat uncomfortable stage of having putty moulds created and you also don’t need to have temporary restorations. You can book a single session rather than having to take time off work on multiple days and you can also gain more insight into the treatment process, as you can see how the different stages work. Cerec is also more accurate than traditional techniques.