CEREC uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. Dr. Duboff uses a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where he uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient is still in the dental chair. Finally he bonds the new restoration to the tooth. The whole process usually takes about one hour.
What CEREC is...
What it means for you...
The restoration is strong, natural‑looking, compatible with tissue in the mouth, anti‑abrasive and plaque resistant. Dr. DuBoff no longer needs to create temporaries or take impressions and send them to a lab. Because of this, the traditional second visit has been eliminated meaning much more convenience to you. Cerec can be used for crowns, veneers and inlays.