Innovative Biological Dentistry
CEREC is an amazing, one visit, Cad-Cam crown and bridge, onlay and veneer technology. It replaces traditional crown and bridge where a goopy impression of the prepared tooth was necessary and a temporary crown had to be made. A second visit was then necessary 2 to 3 weeks later to cement the crown from the laboratory that often needed much adjustment. With CEREC technology there can be a much more minimal tooth preparation, conserving valuable tooth structure. The all-ceramic materials used are very strong, biocompatible, and extremely natural looking. Because of this, if there is healthy tooth structure that is visible to the naked eye, a CEREC restoration can be made that matches the remaining tooth so well, that it is not necessary to remove the healthy part of the tooth.
It is often imperceptible to discern what is tooth and what is CEREC! Patients love to watch the design process where right in front of them on the computer screen the new restoration is engineered and designed. Having the design of the bite in the control of the dentist enables a better chewing tooth to be designed than often would be received from the laboratory. CEREC technology is part of Minimally Invasive Dentistry. Often times a healthy part of the chewing surface of the tooth can be preserved and an onlay (partial crown) can be fabricated. The E-Max CEREC crowns and veneers are cured in a computer-controlled oven and there is ability to custom stain and glaze restorations as would be done in a dental laboratory. We are able to do beautiful anterior restorations that truly mimic the natural tooth and smile. CEREC technology also works well with implant restorations and can even fabricate the abutment that joins the implant to the crown. We are also able to do short span bridges.