Robert L. Simmons, DMD
Family Dental Care, Implants & Orthodontics
Creating Beautiful Smiles

CEREC® Restoration Procedure


No. CEREC® makes it easy for your dentist to customize your new restoration. Below you will find detailed steps about the procedure:

  • The dentist prepares the tooth by removing all decay and creating a divergent occlusal axial wall. The dentist creates that wall to make the opening of the tooth wider than the actual base.
  • The dentist takes an impression of the tooth using titanium dust. The dust works with the camera to take a detailed photo of the tooth being restored.
  • The camera takes those detailed images of the tooth using optical imaging with an infrared wavelength.
  • The image becomes transposed on the computer screen. This is where the dentist views the tooth from all angles so he/she has the needed visuals to design the restoration.
  • The dentist completes the design and transmits it to the milling unit.
  • The dentist chooses a block of ceramic that closely matches your teeth’s color. This creates natural looking and virtually invisible results.
  • Within 15 minutes, the milling unit creates the crown, onlay, overlay or veneer using compressed porcelain instead of laboratory-layered porcelain. Compressed porcelain makes stronger and more durable restorations and saves patients time and money.
  • The dentist then places the dry restoration to ensure fit. Once your dentist determines the fit, he/she will polish the restoration and affix it to the tooth using dental cement.

That completes the process and you do not have to go back for a second fitting!


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