How CEREC Technology Benefits You
What is CEREC?
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic (CEREC) is a handy piece of technology that allows our Newport Beach office to create beautiful restorations from one quick scan. Because they’re created from an accurate digital image, they’re more likely to fit properly and feel comfortable.
CEREC has also nearly eliminated the need for more than one appointment to place a dental restoration. The machine can simply create a crown within a few hours, so you can walk out of our office with a fully restored smile.
How We Use CEREC Technology
CEREC can be used for a variety of services, including:
CEREC has revolutionized many of these procedures by making it easier and quicker to create a strong restoration. We used to send impressions to a laboratory to create a restoration, so you had to leave our office and come back when it was finished. But now, we can conveniently create your restoration in our office in less than a day.
The CEREC Process
The CEREC process may vary slightly depending on the type of restoration you need. Generally, there are three steps to the CEREC process:
- Your dentist will prepare the tooth for a restoration, then take a digital impression of the prepared tooth to send to the CEREC machine.
- The machine will create and print out an accurate restoration after your dentist chooses a color of ceramic that matches your natural tooth.
- Your dentist will place the CEREC restoration securely, and your restoration will be done.
Contact Us to Learn More About CEREC
Wondering how our technology can make your dental visits easier? We’ll be happy to help you learn more about the advantages our office can provide.
To reach us, call our office at 949-548-0966 or fill out our online contact form and we’ll be with you quickly.
Frequently Asked Questions
How long do CEREC crowns last?
CEREC crowns last for longer than 15 years if they’re cared for properly. Though the average is 10 to 15 years, brushing your teeth, flossing, and visiting your dentist regularly can increase the longevity of your crown.
These crowns are made from durable materials but also look and feel completely natural. While other types of crowns may last longer, they often sacrifice the aesthetics that CEREC can provide.
What is a CEREC crown made of?
CEREC crowns can be made from porcelain, ceramic, or resin materials. These materials are meant to look just like a natural tooth so your crown will blend in with the rest of your smile. CEREC crowns look beautiful while still using durable materials.
Other crown materials may provide more strength, but they sacrifice the appearance of your smile. CEREC crowns are unique because they’re strong as well as beautiful.
Are CEREC crowns good for molars?
Yes, CEREC crowns can be a good choice for molars. While the aesthetics may not matter as much because most people won’t see your back teeth, CEREC crowns can provide strength and beauty if you choose them.
While CEREC crowns may not be as strong as other crowns for molars, they can still withstand daily activities and last for a long time if they’re cared for properly. To find out if a CEREC crown may be a good option for your molar, contact our office by calling 949-548-0966.