Patients desiring the latest in tooth-restoration technology need look no further than CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), which utilizes a camera, computer, and milling machine to fabricate a precise tooth-colored, single-tooth restoration. CEREC enables the dentist to create everything from veneers to full crowns in a single office visit, without impressions, temporaries, or second office visits. All this is accomplished by using a special camera to take a picture of the damaged tooth, the image of which is displayed on a screen. Next, the dentist uses CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology to design a restoration, which is then milled from ceramic material using CAM (Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology. Within one hour, the patient can enjoy beautifully restored teeth.
The ceramic material used to produce a CEREC restoration is tooth-colored to its core, which creates an attractive, natural-looking replacement tooth.
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