Crowns and Bridges
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction) is the system we use for dental restorations. It is a method of computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing, or CAD/CDM for short, which is the latest technology in restorative dental care.
The CEREC technology allows us to construct, produce, and insert individual ceramic restorations all in a single appointment, rather than over the course of multiple appointments.
Based on images of patients’ teeth that we take from our intra-oral camera, the CEREC software is able to create a virtual tooth model. Dr. Massie uses this model to do the tooth restoration virtually. After the virtual restoration is complete, the data is then sent to a milling machine. The crown is then milled out of a color-matched ceramic block. The finishing touches are put on afterwards.