CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. To put it simply, it’s a machine that combines the designing and milling process using CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing).
We use CEREC to make high-quality, metal-free restorations made from durable, biocompatible material, directly at our office. We won’t have to send out molds to outside manufacturers, so there’s no more waiting weeks for a restoration from the lab!
First, we use its 3D imaging software to create a model of your restoration. This then gets sent to the on-site milling machine to get manufactured. Finally, we bond the well-fitted, completely custom restoration to your tooth. And all of this only takes around 1 hour!