ARE YOU SUITABLE FOR CEREC?
Providing the most expert, up-to-date treatment available whilst maximising care and convenience is our practice’s philosophy. North Queensland Family Dental now have CEREC, a new computer aided technology that allows us to restore your smile using computer-assisted technology to place porcelain fillings and crowns in a single visit!
CEREC is used to restore teeth with large fillings and cracks with tooth coloured porcelain. Due to porcelain’s amazing strength and superior bonding to the tooth structure, these restorations will stop cracks from progressing further, preserving tooth structure and preventing future breakages.
BENEFITS OF CEREC
• Preserves your own tooth’s structural integrity
• Prevents the spread of decay in cracks
• Potentially avoids the need for Root Canal Treatment or tooth loss by preventing the spread of a crack
• Computer assisted technology has improved the fit of indirectly placed fillings and crowns
• ONLY ONE APPOINTMENT
Before CEREC, teeth with large fillings and cracks would require multiple appointments and impressions for these types of restorations to be made by the lab.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Firstly, the tooth being restored will be prepared for treatment. Any decay present will be removed. We leave as much of the existing, natural tooth as possible to support the new restoration.
The restoration is then designed by the Dentist on the CEREC computer, which then sends the information to a milling unit that cuts the restoration out of a block of porcelain. Within an hour, the entire procedure is completed and the restoration is bonded to the tooth for a natural-looking, tooth coloured, long-term result.
Contact us to ask us about CEREC or make an appointment to discuss your suitability.