CEREC, also called Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic, is a ceramic reconstruction process that consists of various computer-assisted design (CAD) tools and a milling machine that aids in designing customized restorative devices. The process can be used to manufacture dental prostheses like crowns, veneers, inlays, onlays, etc., and the process includes taking a digital scan of the tooth, making a 3D restoration design, and fabricating the ceramic restoration. The main advantage of the CEREC process is that it enables the fabrication of prostheses in a single dental visit.
The process of placement of dental crowns starts with a thorough examination of the patient's condition to determine their candidacy for the process. During the traditional method of fabricating crowns, the patient would require to bite into a gooey mass for taking the tooth's impression. This mold is used as a reference for manufacturing the crown in a dental laboratory. The traditional method would typically require a few weeks. During this time, the dentist will give the patient a temporary crown to guard the prepared tooth surface.
However, with CEREC, all of these difficulties and inconveniences are eliminated. In this method, the dentist will employ a digital hand-held scanning tool to scan and produce the teeth's accurate digital impression. The dentist projects the images produced by the scans on a chairside computer screen, views them from various angles, and then sends the data to a computer-aided milling machine to fabricate the prosthesis from a block of dental-grade ceramic. The crowns manufactured using CEREC technology will be highly accurate, offering great fit and aesthetics.
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