What is CEREC?

CEREC can be used as a preventative treatment for adults who already have decay in their permanent teeth. CEREC allows the restoration of your teeth using longest lasting tooth-colored materials. CEREC’s goal is to save as much of your own existing tooth structure as possible. Your tooth is literally reconstructed with porcelain ceramic. At SL Dental Centre, we use Ceramic materials that are strong and durable so that you can enjoy a worry-free smile for years to come!

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The finished CEREC porcelain ceramic is bonded directly onto the tooth, which means that more of your own healthy tooth can be saved!

Why Choose CEREC?

There are many advantages of CEREC over traditional crown technology.

Time: CEREC crowns can be made in as little as one-visit, saving you considerable time away from your job and family.

Comfort: With CEREC, there is no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates significant potential discomfort.

Aesthetics: The strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials of CEREC can restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function and your dentist can closely match the color and esthetics of your existing tooth structure.

Strength: Milled ceramic can be stronger than the traditional method of layering and pressing, so your smile will stay beautiful for years!

Fillings: CEREC material and technology can also be used for fillings. Since they are made out of porcelain, they are more durable than white composite fillings. We use only high quality materials (such as e.max) that are 3 times stronger than other ceramic materials. These materials are ideal for such issues as:

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Discoloration or staining
  • Gaps or spaces between teeth
  • Uneven, worn or small teeth
  • Slightly crooked or crowded teeth
  • Unsightly metal restorations

How are CEREC restorations made?

First, the dentist removes any old filling(s) and existing decay. The tooth is then scanned using a blue light scanner, and the exact dimensions are fed directly into the CEREC computer. A three-dimensional picture of your tooth appears immediately on the computer monitor and you can watch the CEREC screen as we manipulate the 3D software. By using CEREC’s CAD (Computer Aided Design) technology, the missing part of the tooth is designed to fit back in place, like the piece of a jigsaw puzzle. The result is a digitally customized and exact replacement for your tooth.

cerec-mcxlNext, the CEREC acquisition units then sends all the specific information to a robotic milling machine for processing. A ceramic block that matches the exact shading of your own natural tooth color is selected and placed in the milling unit, where a precise diamond-cut ceramic restoration is instantly created, just for you. Your dentist then quickly bonds this new custom-made restoration into place and any necessary adjustments are made for your comfort.

And within minutes, your new CEREC restoration is complete!

For our patients, using the CEREC process means that we can avoid taking messy impressions, packing string around the gums, wearing a temporary for 2 weeks, or having to return to be re-frozen to insert the permanent crown or inlay. Instead, the milling of the inlay can be completed in about 12 minutes and bonded into place that same day!


SL Dental is always accepting new patients!

Call us at (403) 228-5367 or (403) 228-3783 to book your CEREC Restoration appointment today!

Mission Location

1000 Mission Professional Bldg

2303 4th Street SW

Calgary, AB

T2S 2S7

403.228.5367 or
403.228.3873

mission@sldentalcentre.ca

Monday to Friday

7:00am to 3:00pm

Saturday/Sunday

Closed

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