It is without doubt that CEREC is the most advanced dental system in the world and all the longterm clinical tests and studies are showing teeth restored with CEREC are lasting as long as teeth restored with gold.
Average Cost:From £400 Per Restoration
Treatment Length:Under One Hour Per Tooth
Used to Treat:Crowns, Veneers, Bridges or Inlays
Available From:A CEREC Trained Cosmetic Dentist
CEREC stands for CERamic REconstruction. It is an in-surgery CADCAM system that can make any laboratory dental restoration (crownveneerinlay) actually in the dentist’s surgery. It is without doubt that CEREC is the most advanced dental system in the world and all the longterm clinical tests and studies are showing teeth restored with CEREC are lasting as long as teeth restored with gold. In fact, there are now studies showing it is outlasting gold over 20+years.
With CEREC, instead of the dentist taking impression moulds to make a crown, inlay or veneer, the tooth is simply scanned with a small camera and the crown, inlay or veneer is then perfectly milled out from a block of ceramic . Once milled, the restoration is then seamlessly bonded to the tooth.
There are many advantages to patients who’s dentist use CEREC. Not only do they get the best restoration for their tooth but the whole process is completed in just one appointment. The benefits of cerec are:-
Longlasting dental restoration (crowninlayveneer) that will look and feel like a natural tooth
No impressions moulds
Less natural tooth removed so less drilling
No second visit and no second anaesthetic
No temporaries to wear
Ceramic materials so no metal in your mouth.
Doesn’t cost any more than conventional lab made restorations
Also, many laboratories use the CEREC inLAB, which is the lab version of cerec. The lab will scan the impression mould taken by the dentist instead of the dentist scanning the tooth. Although the restoration will be the same as could have been made by a CEREC dentist, the patient won’t have the benefit of having the procedure completed in a single appointment.
Who uses CEREC?
Only dentists who have invested in the CEREC CADCAM system or laboratories who have CEREC inLab. The CEREC system is made by Sirona (formerly Siemens) in Germany and costs a lot of money for the dentist to buy. It also takes time to be trained to use. However, the dentist won’t have to pay a lab to make a restoration and so the overall cost to the patient is usually the same.
All the CEREC dentists contacted when making this site said they wouldn’t now practice dentistry without CEREC because of the quality of the dentistry they could now do. CEREC is far more accurate than impression moulds. Indeed, CEREC is such an incredible way to restore teeth that we have produced a site purely on CEREC.
What can be done with CEREC?
Quite simply, any procedure that the dentist would need to use a laboratory for such as a crown or veneer can be made with CEREC. Additionaly, CEREC can be used instead of placing a filling and there are many advantages to using CEREC instead of fillings. Not only do teeth restored with CEREC look and feel like a natural tooth, they are much stronger than filled teeth and will last much, much longer . (For details of research papers on CEREC visit our CEREC site wwwcerecqwertycouk)
Examples of teeth restored using the CEREC system look to the right hand column:-
Amalgam fillings replaced with CEREC ceramic inlays
All top teeth restored with CEREC crowns
Finding a CEREC dentist.
This site has a list of CEREC dentists.
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