by Raul C. Gonzalez, DMD and Associates

Coral Gables: (305) 856-1488 / Pinecrest: (305) 274-4112 / Doral (305) 594-4418

Cerec

With CEREC, teeth can be restored in a single sitting with the patient, rather than the multiple sittings required with earlier techniques. Additionally, with the latest software and hardware updates, crowns, veneers, and inlays can be prepared, using different types of ceramic material.


Advantages:

Cerec crowns are made in one visit, saving considerable time for the patient and also saving time and cost for the dentist.

With Cerec, there is no need for a temporary crown, which eliminates a significant potential discomfort for the patient.

Cerec crowns have no metal in them, and thus are reasonably esthetic.

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.

While the initial investment in Cerec technology is expensive, it saves money over the long run because there is no extra lab technician fee for the dentist, and only one appointment is required, not two.