Restoring Your Teeth
CEREC 3D is a high-tech instrument that helps us restore your damaged teeth. It makes designing the perfect restoration fun and easy. With this new technology, crowns, overlays and veneers can be done in one sitting in most cases eliminating the need for an elastomeric impression or an interim restoration as well as the expense of a laboratory fee.
CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction and is a sophisticated system of designing and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in one patient visit. Developed by Sirona, CEREC utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist in designing a virtual restoration (onlay, inlay, crown, or bridge) without taking impressions and, when combined with a milling unit, can build the actual restoration while you are still in the chair.
The computer system and camera in the CEREC AC unit have been upgraded substantially from prior units, allowing even a new user to create near perfect restorations on a routine basis.
Walnut Ranch Dental Spa understands the value of what CEREC brings to our practice and to our patients. This machine allows us to take digital impressions for restorations (no more gagging on impressions!) and make precise restorations that look excellent, fit perfectly, and last a long time — all out of biocompatible, metal-free materials and all in very little time (a typical crown appointment lasts less than 2 hours, and you don’t need to come back to finish the work… it’s all done in one visit).
CAD/CAM dentistry such as CEREC is the future of dentistry. Utilizing modern technology, we can produce an accurate, safe, biocompatible dental crown, inlay, onlay, or bridge, in just one visit. Technological advances make the system easier to use, more accurate (so you get a better fit right away, which means great comfort and fewer adjustments later), and faster (saving you time in the chair).