What is Cerec CAD / CAM dentistry?

by on March 22, 2016
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What is Cerec CAD / CAM dentistry?

Thanks to advancing technology, dentists are able to use state-of-the-art equipment to improve the results of the treatments they provide. Cerec is a particular method of dentistry used for creating dental restorations. With the use of CAD / CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing), dentists can create and insert ceramic restorations in just one appointment, rather than over a period of several appointments.

The CAD / CAM technology uses a digital impression which is taken from scans to create veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays immediately. It can then be fitted straight away.

How does it work?

A computer programme shows a 3D image of the teeth and gums, which allows your dentist to design the restoration specifically for your mouth. When the restoration has been designed with the help of the computer, the information is sent to a special sculpting machine, which then creates the restoration.

What are the benefits?

CAD / CAM technology is very convenient as it allows you to receive restoration treatments in just one visit to the dentist. The material produced by CAD / CAM machines are of a high quality and generally last much longer than other restorations. Because the technology is so precise, the restorations usually fit much better than hand-made versions. Your dentist is also able to stay in control of the entire process, so the end result is guaranteed to fit perfectly and look and feel great!