The CEREC procedure by Sirona is a dental procedure in which a full or partial dental crown or porcelain filling is created in just one visit. That means no more temporary dental crowns and lengthy waits while your permanent crown is fabricated in a dental lab. Dr. John Moore, our dentist using cosmetic dentistry, along with our San Antonio dental office will perform the whole CEREC procedure from start to finish while you are in the office. Very often your new permanent CEREC crown will be delivered in as little as 1 hour.
How the CEREC Procedure Works:
The tooth or teeth that require a CEREC procedure are prepared and a 3D photograph is taken of the prepared tooth or teeth. From there we use computer aided design CAD software where the restoration is digitally created.
During the CEREC procedure, the digitally designed restoration is sent to a milling machine where your restoration is cut from a single block of porcelain that is color matched to your current tooth or teeth. The milling process usually takes about 15 minutes per restoration.
Once the restoration, or dental crown or other cosmetic dental piece, is finished being milled it is fitted onto the prepared tooth and adjusted until the bite is accurate.
The CEREC procedure is great for dental crowns, veneers and the replacement of old fillings to give you the longest lasting best looking restorations. At Cosmetic Dental Associates our San Antonio dentists use cosmetic dentistry to help you achieve the results you are looking for. For more information on our CEREC procedure from our San Antonio dentists, contact us.