Google Rating
4.9
confidentsmilenew - mobile-logo
marker icon1 marker icon2 marker icon3 marker icon4

70A YorkTown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BT

I would like to
confidentsmilenew -logo

70A YorkTown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BT

linker-icon1 linker icon2 linker icon3 linker icon4
I would like to

26th November 2014

Cerec

What is a cerec?

Cerec is the name given to a procedure developed at Zurich University in 1985 and has been successfully deployed in dental practice since. Using a camera and a printer, the dentist has the ability to make crowns in one visit saving you time and money.

With a conventional crown manufacturing technique, the dentist would prepare your tooth and take copies using a putty like substance. This would be sent to a laboratory and returned 2 weeks later while the temporary plastic crown worn by the patient, would be replaced for the permanent one. The Cerec system eliminates the use of any outside laboratory, the unpleasant nature of mould taking or damage to your temporary plastic tooth for the interim period (risks such as temporary crowns coming off or fracturingĀ Ā are quite common). This means you can have your treatment in one day rather than a few weeks.

What is involved?

Your dentist will prepare your tooth in the normal conventional way. At this point instead of using putty to copy you tooth, a picture is taken of the tooth using a small pen like camera. The information is relayed to a powerful computer that coverts this data to produce a virtual 3D computerised model of you tooth. While you are having your coffee, the Dentist designs the crown shape, colour, morphology to match your other teeth and prints in minutes. The milling machine fabricates your crown from a high quality ceramic block. The block can be polished and glazed in a furnace, again on site, to make it look like the real thing. The new crown is glued in and the process is complete.

What are the benefits of a Cerec?

TheĀ CerecĀ can be used replace fillings, crowns and veneers in one visit. It eliminates the use of moulds that can distort, time wasted making temporary crowns and less hassle for you the patient. As it is one visit you only need to have the injection once meaning less time off work and more time doing what you want to.

What are the risks?

As with any crown, there is a risk of crown fracture. The various crown and filling options will be discussed with you when during your consultation with the Dentist who can provide you with more information. This depends on how badly theĀ tooth is broken, its location etc..

If I am interested?

You can get more information fromĀ http://www.cereconline.com/.Ā Ā For a more tailored treatment plan for your broken tooth speak to one of our highly trained Dentists, who will be more than happy to help advise you further.

Back to Blog

Contact

Get in touch

Pain Free Dentistry

Nurturing smiles throughout life

Learn More

Cosmetic Dentistry

Want to make an amazing first impression?

Learn More

Teeth Straightening

Satisfaction and positive confidence with InvisalignĀ®.

Learn More

Dental Implants

Restore the natural function of your teeth with dental implants.

Learn More

Facial Aesthetics

Show off the best version of yourself!

Learn More

Our Summer 2020 OFFER

Book Your Straight Teeth 3D Simulation

Summer 2020 Offer |Limited placed available

Confidental Smiles, 70A YorkTown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BT

Book your Complimentary Smile Consultation using our iTero 3D Teeth Scanner along with your check up.

Reserve Now
confidentsmilenew - mobile-logo

Confidental Smiles, 70A YorkTown Road, Sandhurst, Berkshire, GU47 9BT

marker icon1 marker icon2 marker icon3 marker icon4

Call Back Form