Glendale Dentist Answers Your Questions About CEREC Restorations

Written by Dr. McKay on Dec 13, 2016

In our Glendale dentist office, we make it a priority to update our practice with the latest techniques and technologies, so that we can improve our patients’ dental experiences.

One technology that has made a huge difference to our dentists and our patients is the CEREC machine. CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Thanks to CEREC, our dentist is able to craft personalized restorations while our patients are in the office.

Keep reading to get more information…

Q: What are CEREC restorations made of?

A: CEREC restorations are milled from high-quality ceramics, so these restorations are designed to stand up to the wear and tear of your daily routine. Plus, ceramic is aesthetically very similar to naturally luminous dental enamel.

Q: What is it like to be outfitted with a CEREC restoration?

A: The CEREC treatment process is very patient-friendly and straightforward. You’ll come in for an appointment, and our dentist will prep and shape your tooth so that a restoration can be attached. Then, we take a digital impression of your tooth and input this information into the CEREC milling machine. As you sit in the dentist’s chair, your customized restoration is crafted right here in our office. We then perfect the fit of the crown and permanently bonded it to your existing tooth. You can walk in with a broken tooth and leave with a restored and healthy smile.

Q: What is the difference between a CEREC crown and a temporary crown?

A: Traditionally, patients had to wear temporary crown in the time between when they were fitted for a crown and when their final crown was finished in a lab off-site. CEREC crowns eliminate the need for temporary crowns. The CEREC crown that we place is permanent and designed to last for years.

If you have more questions about how our Glendale dentists treat dental damage with state-of-the-art technology, give us a call!