CEREC® is a sophisticated CAD/CAM system for the production of all-ceramic crowns and inlays/ onlays for front and back teeth.
The traditional way for us to provide you with a new crown is for us to take an impression of your 'prepared' tooth, and then to send this off to our dental laboratory for our technician to make a new crown for you. This usually takes around two weeks and requires you to wear a temporary crown whilst your new crown is being made. Now, in addition to having your new smile in just one day, there are also many other benefits to this treatment:
CEREC is a revolutionary system that enables us as your dentist to design, fabricate and fit a new crown or inlay/ onlay on the same day. We will prepare your tooth in the same way as a conventional crown. However, instead of taking a traditional 'putty' impression of the tooth, digital images are taken with a specifically designed CEREC camera to create a very precise 3D computerised model of your tooth. We will then use this model to design your new crown or inlay/ onlay.
Once we are happy with the design, the data is sent to our onsite milling machine that creates your new crown or inlay/ onlay. Once the crown or inlay/ onlay has been milled we can then add final tweaks in order to ensure it matches your surrounding teeth, making it look as natural as possible before glazing it in a furnace. Your new crown or inlay/ onlay will then be cemented into place... all within a few hours.
Our family of five have been patients of the practice for over fifteen years. As a practice they have always kept high standards in the look of the surgery, cleanliness, technology and its entire staff. The continuity of the staff has helped to build up the relationship with the patients enforcing trust, understanding and a sense of humour! The visit to the dentist which many people dread is not an unpleasant experience at Styvechale Dental Care because of the warm relaxed, professional and excellent service the staff deliver.