What is CEREC used for?
CEREC Onlay Restorations
Silver amalgam restorations regularly result in unsightly crowns and the necessity of replacement over time from recurrent decay. Rather than replace the old amalgam, CEREC onlays are placed on the tooth to retain the original structure and create a more natural look. Onlays, or partial crowns, cover the cusps on the tooth surface. The enamel-like material of CEREC mimics the appearance and feel of real teeth.
Patients who lose fillings often need replacement crowns, which may take two appointments to fill in. CEREC, however, mirrors the appearance and feel of a normal tooth and only requires only one visit to fabricate and cement. Crowns, or tooth-shaped caps placed over teeth, restore the damaged tooth to its original shape, strength, size or appearance. CEREC crowns preserve a healthy tooth structure while restoring your natural smile.
Teeth that have been repaired with compacted composite material often break down, resulting in chipped teeth. CEREC veneers correct the tooth length and angle, restoring the tooth to its original appearance in only one visit. Veneers, or thin laminates of tooth-colored porcelain, are bonded to the front of teeth, covering the front surface and resulting in an improved appearance. The veneers produced by CEREC are custom-designed for each tooth to provide an exact match.
In the past, patients with multiple failed restorations typically required several appointments to achieve a full restoration. With CEREC, however, multiple crowns can be fabricated, bonded, polished and cemented at once. CEREC technology completes the multiple restorations in one visit, resulting in a beautiful smile in a fraction of the time.