CEREC® (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a revolutionary system that allows your dentist to design, create and fit a new crown, veneer, onlay or inlay in a single visit. This procedure would normally take 2 weeks.
The multi-instrument CEREC system consists of an infrared digital camera, a computer with 3-D imaging software, and a milling unit with diamond blades for quick, precise, and highly detailed construction of restorations.
Your dentist will prepare your tooth in the normal fashion before fitting a crown or a veneer. At this point, instead of using dental putty to take an impression of your tooth, he or she will take a digital picture using the CEREC camera. Using CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, the CEREC software converts this picture to a 3-D virtual model of your prepared tooth. This image is used as a guide to design your new restoration.
Once your dentist is happy with the virtual tooth, the data is sent to an on-site CEREC milling unit, which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality reinforced ceramic block. These blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colors and are selected to match your surrounding teeth. The process usually takes 30 minutes.
After the milling is finished, your dentist will polish and glaze the filling or crown and bond it into place in your mouth. Typically the entire appointment takes a few hours.
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450 Sutter St #2500, San Francisco, CA 94108, USA
Monday: 8:00 - 5:30
Tuesday: 8:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 8:00 - 5:30
Thursday: 8:00 - 5:00
Friday: 8:00 - 5:00
You'll be put on the waitlist. We will send you an email if we have any cancellation in the next two weeks.