At Advance Dental Clinic we pride ourselves on offering the best treatments and our clinic is equipped with the latest technology, including Cerec. Cerec technology allows us to offer single-day restorative treatment, vastly reducing treatment time for patients who need new crowns, inlays or onlays and veneers. With Cerec, we are able to complete processes, which are usually carried out at a dental laboratory, on-site, meaning treatment takes just one session, rather than 2 weeks. Cerec technology takes care of the entire restorative treatment process, from design and imaging to fitting; images of the teeth are converted into 3D models using state of the art imaging software and these designs are then sent to the milling machine. The milling machine takes just seconds to create brand new, bespoke restorations. Once we have the restorations, we can then fit them there and then, rather than having to wait for 2 weeks. Cerec not only speeds up the treatment process significantly, it also increases accuracy and eliminates the need for multiple treatment sessions and temporary restorations. The design process is also much cleaner and less stressful for patients, as we can get all the information we need with camera images, rather than having to create putty moulds, which can be an unpleasant experience for some patients, especially those who struggle with a sensitive gag reflex. As fewer appointments are required, this also means increased convenience for patients with work, social or child care commitments, less time in the dental chair and fewer injections, which is good news for patients who suffer with dental anxiety or a fear of needles. If you’d like to find out more about this hugely impressive technology, we will be happy to talk you through the treatment process and explain how everything works; simply give us a call or pop in if you are passing.