CEREC is a really impressive form of technology, which reduces treatment time for patients who require restorative treatment. If you need a crown, veneers or an inlay or onlay and you don’t have the time or patience to wait around, CEREC is the answer.
What is CEREC?
CEREC is an advanced form of technology, which enables dental practices to design and manufacture new restorations on-site; this means that we can carry out treatment in a single day, rather than having to wait for 2 weeks for a mould to be sent away to a dental laboratory, made into a new restoration and returned for fitting.
With CEREC, it is possible to design, create and fit a bespoke restoration in a matter of minutes (rather than days) and this has many benefits for patients and dentists. CEREC uses images taken of the teeth and converts them into highly detailed 3D models, which act as a template for the new creation; these designs are then sent to the milling machine and seconds later, the new restoration is ready to fit.
What are the benefits of CEREC for patients in Weston-super-Mare?
The most obvious benefit of CEREC is that it cuts treatment time drastically. The fact that the entire process can take place in a single session also eliminates the need for temporary restorations and means that patients only have to find time to schedule one appointment, which can be a blessing for those with very hectic schedules. With CEREC, the treatment process is also much cleaner and more pleasant, as CEREC uses images, rather than putty moulds to create the new restoration. Many patients find the sensation of having dental putty in their mouth uncomfortable, so this can be a real benefit.
CEREC also enables dentists to have more influence over the design of the new restoration and the manufacturing process is more accurate.