Advanced Dental Technology

CEREC CAD/CAM
One Visit Restorations including CEREC Omnicam

CEREC is one of the most exciting breakthroughs in modern dentistry.  It is a CAD/CAM computer system which allows us to generate superb quality porcelain restorations (crowns, onlays, veneers, and bridges) in a single visit.

What are the advantages?

  • Single-visit chairside restoration
  • No messy impression materials or time wasting plastic temporaries
  • Natural tooth colored porcelain filling eliminating unnecessary reduction of healthy tooth structure
  • Precise computer generated fit
  • 15 years of positive research
  • Over 250 scientific studies testify CEREC clinical security*
*Source: Pubmed.gov

How does it work?

CEREC is a camera (Omnicam), computer and precision manufacturing machine all in one.  We use CEREC’s Omnicam to take a picture of the damaged tooth.  Using this image, the CAD (Computer Assisted Design) function of the CEREC allows us to design a custom restoration specific to the patient’s need and function.  Then using the CAM (Computer Assisted Manufacturing) function, a restoration is milled out of a block of porcelain which is specific to the patient’s natural tooth color.  The fit of the restoration is then verified in the mouth before glazing and sintering it in our custom programmable oven to increase the strength of the porcelain and providing it with the esthetic finish.  The restoration is then bonded to your tooth and the appointment finished.

For more information about this state of the art technology, visit the CEREC website.

What this means for you:

  • Single-visit chairside restoration
  • No messy impressions and time-wasting temporaries that are likely to fall out
  • Among the strongest and hardest porcelain available
  • Highly esthetic results
  • Conservative tooth reduction and preservation of natural tooth structure