When a filling, veneer or crown is required, the pioneering Cerec system delivers speed, convenience and superb results.
RESTORATATIVE TREATMENT IN JUST ONE VISIT
Cerec is state-of-the-art technology used to create custom-made ceramic crowns, veneers and fillings.
Procedures for repairing cracked or decayed teeth that used to take two weeks or more can now be completed in just an hour or two.
The results are long lasting, comfortable and to an incredibly high standard.
3D DIGITAL MODELLING
At the heart of Cerec is 3D modelling technology that captures images of your teeth.
This is then used as the basis for sculpting ceramic fillings, veneers or crowns, which are fixed in place with an especially strong resin cement.
We will discuss your specific situation as appropriate in more detail to explain the way that Cerec can give you back strong, beautiful teeth.
STEP ONE: 3D IMAGING
A special 3D scanning camera is used to create a digital model of the area of your mouth that needs attention.
This could be a new cavity, a broken tooth, teeth that require veneers, or an existing filling that needs replacing.
Once the image is taken, we may adjust it using CAD software, taking into account how the new ceramic will blend with your other surrounding teeth.
STEP TWO: MAKING YOUR OWN CROWN, VENEER OR FILLING
Once we are happy with the 3D model, we use our onsite computer-controlled milling machine to make the required ceramic fitting in just a few minutes.
Colour matching is usually done using special stains and glazes so that the ceramic closely matches the appearance of your existing teeth.
STEP THREE: BONDING THE CERAMIC TO YOUR TEETH
When we are confident that the ceramic fitting is the right shape and colour, the existing tooth and fitting are prepared before fixing in place using a very strong resin cement.
Once in place, no special maintenance is normally needed beyond regular cleaning and flossing.
In the past crowns and some other restorations required you to have an initial appointment and then return in a couple of weeks for fitting.
That was because crowns and other restorations were made offsite in a laboratory.
But with Cerec, the manufacturing is done right here at Bridge Dental, so there’s no need to take more time off work.
AN EXCELLENT COLOUR MATCH
Because the ceramic fittings are made while you are present in the surgery, we can achieve an especially good colour match.
The ceramic fittings will blend beautifully with your surrounding teeth.
This colour match is one of the reasons that many people choose to have their existing grey fillings replaced with Cerec.
NO CHANGE TO YOUR ROUTINE
The Cerec fittings are very durable, so you’ll be able to eat normally as soon as you leave our practice.
The ceramic material has properties very like teeth or even stronger, and the resin cement creates an especially strong bond between fitting and tooth.