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The benefits of CEREC
There are several advantages to having treatment with CEREC over conventional, laboratory-made restorations.
How CEREC technology works
Dr Patel will prepare your tooth in the normal way he would before fitting a crown, bridge or a veneer. At this point, instead of using dental putty to take an impression of your tooth, we take a digital image using a special camera. This image is then converted into a 3D computerised model of your tooth, which is used as a guide to design your new restoration. Once Dr Patel is happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to an onsite milling machine, which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. The milling process can take between 6 and 30 minutes depending on the complexity of the tooth.
The ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colours. We will select the best match for your surrounding teeth. Once the crown, bridge or veneer has been milled, your dentist may characterise it and stain it to match your surrounding teeth, before either polishing it or glazing it in a furnace. Your dentist will then cement the new restoration onto your prepared tooth.
With the latest advanced CAD/CAM technology we can restore your teeth with a ceramic crown, bridge and implant restorations in one single visit!
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