CEREC 3D computer dental restoration is a breakthrough in dental technology. It gives your dentist a way to fabricate all-ceramic crowns, inlays, and veneers in a single visit, during a couple of hours and without the need for impressions!
On the one hand, CEREC 3D is personal computer with a software that receives and processes an image, and designs a model for restoration. On the other hand, it is an onsite milling machine that cuts a new crown like a 3D printer. The computer is equipped with a special intraoral camera that takes a 3D scan of your teeth.
Imagine you have a severely damaged tooth that has lost too much of its structure. After examination, your dentist suggests placing a crown. Your existing teeth are scanned with the help of the intraoral camera, which saves you the trouble of undergoing cumbersome traditional impressions.
After that, the computer generates a digital 3D model of your future crown. The shape and color of the model are customized to match the individual characteristics of your teeth. Then, this data is sent to the milling machine of CEREC 3D.
It only takes 30 minutes to fabricate a crown from a solid ceramic block, which is later bonded to your tooth. The custom crafted restoration fits comfortably on your existing tooth structure. It also looks natural and beautiful. It only takes one appointment with a dentist to produce a ceramic crown, inlay or veneer, which used to take at least 2 or 3 visits.