Dental restorations, such as crowns, fillings, and veneers, have been around for a long time now. They are mainly used to restore teeth that are severely damaged, infected, cracked, discolored, or need support to prevent them from crumbling. However, much to the delight of our patients, restorations have come a long way from taking multiple visits to the dentist’s office and spending several hours of chair time. You can now get them done in a single visit to our office in Lemoore, CA, with the help of CEREC!
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration using Esthetic Ceramic. It makes use of CAD/CAM technology to mill out restorations with high precision from small blocks of ceramic. The process is so quick that your customized restoration will be ready in a matter of a few minutes while you get yourself something to eat or surf through a few Youtube videos.
How good are CEREC restorations?
Since CEREC restorations are fabricated so quickly, it could raise a few doubts in your minds about how good or bad they are. Well, you needn’t worry one bit about it. CEREC restorations are made from the best quality dental-grade ceramic, which is biocompatible. It doesn’t cause damage to the natural tissues of your tooth and blends in perfectly.
Moreover, CEREC uses highly advanced software to mill out the restorations. This makes them fit perfectly on the tooth without altering your natural bite. The color and texture of the restorations will mimic that of your teeth, which is why they seamlessly blend in with the adjoining teeth. Also, they offer excellent durability, longevity, and strengthen the structure of the tooth they support.