CEREC AC Technology

CEREC AC technology enables the reconstruction of a damaged tooth during just one visit to the dental office.

There is no more painful mouth stretching to take an impression, no more double or triple trials and adjustments of crowns, no more nausea caused by the plaster in the mouth, and no more waiting.

Four steps for creation of crowns using

CEREC technology

Tooth preparation

The first step, just like in the placement of conventionally crafted crowns, involves grinding the tooth that needs enhancement.

Scanning and 3D Modeling

Scanning with a special 3D camera and designing the crown in specialized software (up to 15 minutes).

Computer-guided Crown Milling

Based on the computer-designed dental replacement, the CEREC AC milling machine precisely carves a new tooth from special ceramic blocks in one piece (about 10 minutes).

Cementing the Crown

Following this, the crown is painted and glazed in a specialized furnace, then securely affixed to the reshaped tooth (up to 15 minutes).

Advantages of

CEREC Technology

Minimally Unpleasant

Until the introduction of CEREC technology, dental impressions were taken using alginate. Not only was this uncomfortable for patients, but it often triggered a gag reflex. Nowadays, we replace alginate with a 3D camera for a more comfortable experience.

Highly Precise

We employ digital scanning to create highly accurate 3D models of your teeth and gums using specialized software. With this data, we can craft flawless crowns, bridges, inlays… ensuring your teeth look natural, and everything is meticulously and precisely crafted.

Less Time in the Dental Chair

With CEREC technology, the creation and placement of your dental crown are done in one appointment. CAD/CAM software on our computers allows us to design your new tooth crown literally in front of your eyes. Once the 3D model is ready, it is sent to the milling machine in our office.

Durability of CEREC Restorations

A CEREC crown can last up to 15 years, as long as you maintain good oral health, which involves regular check-ups (at least twice a year) and proper oral hygiene.

The entire crown is crafted from ceramic, devoid of any connection with metal, as seen in metal-ceramic crowns, or with zirconia, found in zirconia-ceramic crowns. These connections are the weakest points of conventionally made crowns, while crowns produced with CEREC technology do not have that weakness.

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Questions & Answers

How durable are crowns made with CEREC technology?

On average, a CEREC crown lasts from 10 to 15 years, which is roughly the same durability as conventionally made crowns.

To extend the lifespan of CEREC crowns:

  • Avoid grinding or clenching your teeth.
  • Brush and floss your teeth daily.
  • Regular dental check-ups every six months.
  • The entire procedure is carried out in a single visit. Tooth preparation, crafting the perfect crown, and its fixation all occur in one appointment.
  • It saves time and reduces discomfort.
  • You don’t have to endure the placement and removal of a temporary crown; instead, you immediately receive the final crown.

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is an acronym for economical restoration of aesthetic substitutes. In the case of dental crowns, CEREC refers to ceramic crowns crafted literally right before your eyes in our dental office. The production of CEREC crowns relies on CAD/CAM technology, which stands for computer-aided design/manufacturing. This technology helps create dental crowns quickly and in a single dental appointment based on digital impressions.

While the upfront cost may be higher, the overall expense is often lower. How?

It is because traditional crowns require two or three visits to the dental office and the placement of a temporary crown, all of which increases the total costs.

Contact us to get your personal treatment plan and specialized offer!