CEREC® One Visit Dentistry

We are proud to offer CEREC®, the latest in single-visit crown technology.

CEREC® is a breakthrough computerized 3D technology that allows us to create custom dental crowns and veneers right in our office. By using this advanced technology, we can give you custom, perfectly matched and perfectly fitted dental crowns, veneers, inlays and onlays — all during a single appointment!

HOW CEREC® WORKS

STEP ONE

Digital camera scans the tooth to create a three-dimensional image. No impression needed!

STEP TWO

CEREC® 3D software then converts the image into a three dimensional model.

STEP THREE

The color is selected to accurately reflect your existing teeth to match perfectly.

STEP FOUR

The milling device replicates the 3D model on the computer within minutes.

STEP FIVE

Say hello to your new smile!

Learn more about the CEREC® process

CEREC® uses CAD-CAM technology to design and mill custom restorations (including crowns, veneers, implant abutments / crowns and most 3 unit bridges) during one visit to the dentist. So how does this process work?

Exam & Preparation
Before you get started, your dentist will determine if CEREC® is right for you. Depending on how much healthy tooth structure you have remaining, it may be a simple filling or you may need a crown. After reviewing your options, the dentist will begin the process by administering anesthetic and preparing your tooth for restoration by removing decay and weakened tooth tissue.
Optical Impression
In order to make the desired restoration, a 3-dimensional image of the tooth that needs to be restored must be created from a digital camera scan of the tooth. This three-dimensional image will be used to create the restoration without the need to take a messy impression. This means no horrible tasting impression material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC® 3D software then converts the digital image into a three-dimensional virtual model of the prepared tooth.
Milling Unit

This device is used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.

Placing The Restoration
This device is used to used to create the custom restoration needed for the tooth. Based on the original color of your tooth, the dentist is able to select the correct colored ceramic block and in a few minutes, the milling device is able to create the restoration needed.

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CEREC® Basic Information

Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so that there is no longer a wait between preparing the restoration and finally receiving the finished product. With CEREC®, the technology is used while you are sitting in the dental chair, which is both economical for you and your dentist. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function. With CEREC®’s CAD-CAM technology, these ceramic restorations can all be done in one single visit. CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible.

WHY USE CEREC®

  • Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
  • Less painful injections due to single-visit
  • No need to take messy impressions
  • No need for temporary restoration for in-between visits
  • Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible.
  • Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
  • Restores teeth to natural beauty, function, and strength
  • Metal-free restorations

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OUR OFFICE

Monday – Thursday: 7:30am – 3:30pm

Friday: 7:30am – 2:00pm

Saturday - Sunday: Closed

612 West De Leon Street, Tampa, FL 33606