Longmont Dental Associates

What is C E R E C?


CEREC is a revolutionary way to restore damaged teeth in a single visit.  Making your teeth beautiful, and stronger than before!


CEREC has revolutionized the way our practice can deliver treatment to patients like you.  This high-tech equipment allows us to restore damaged teeth in a single visit.  The result is a beautiful, natural-colored restoration that is much stronger than before.

CEREC means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using a durable ceramic material that matches the natural color of other teeth in your mouth.  CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.


What advantages does C E R E C offer you?


First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour.  With CEREC there's no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab.  We won't inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit.

Secondly, the restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material.  It's metal-free - no silver fillings to discolor your smile!  The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.  It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.


How does C E R E C work?

First, we prepare the damaged tooth by applying a thin layer of reflective powder directly on the tooth's surface.  Using a special camera, we then take a picture of the tooth.  We work from this photo, which is actually a pinsharp optical impression of the tooth.

Computer Aided Design technology helps us design the restoration from the optical impression.  You can actually watch us design your new restoration on a full-color computer monitor right before your eyes!

Then CEREC creates an extremely precise restoration.  A high-speed diamond bur and a disk work simultaneously  to mill the restoration out of a solid block of ceramic material.  Finally, we bond the newly milled restoration to the tooth using state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry.

Read more about CEREC: www.cereconline.com


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