Cerec uses CAD/CAM technology to fabricate strong, durable, and natural restorations like crowns, veneers, and inlays.

When a tooth is broken/structurally compromised, a simple resin filling is not sufficient to provide adequate strength to resist the biting forces on the tooth. In such situations a stronger material like ceramic needs to be used.

Traditionally, dentists had to make impressions and send the job to a laboratory. This meant multiple visits, messy impressions, and troublesome temporary crowns.

CAD/CAM stands for Computer assisted design and computer assisted machining. This technology allows us to make precise, strong, and aesthetically pleasing restorations of teeth in the same appointment.

At Leichhardt Dental Centre we have state of art Cerec scanning and milling system.

At Leichhardt Dental Centre we have state of art Cerec scanning and milling system.

Assessment and diagnosis

Not all teeth need Ceramic restorations. Only teeth that have multiple compromised surfaces need a high strength restoration. Therefore, the most important part of the procedure is correct diagnosis and planning.

Shaping of the tooth under Local Anesthesia.

The diseased/broken part of the tooth is shaped in a specific way to create a profile which will receive a ceramic restoration.

Scanning and designing.

The tooth is then scanned with the high-definition camera and the computer generates a restoration to fit the tooth.

The Milling process.

Two robotic arms mill out the proposed restoration from a block of ceramic. After a few final touches this restoration is ready to be bonded on the tooth to restore the form, function, and aesthetics of the damaged tooth.

Advantages of CAD/CAM and Cerec

Extreme precision.

Quick and convenient.

No messy impressions.

No temporary restorations.

Single visit dental appointment.

Metal free restorations with a holistic approach.

Allows for conservative shaping of the tooth and helps preserve more of the natural tooth as compared to a conventional procedure.