Computerized Ceramic Restoration

Among the high tech instruments that Dr. Alvarez uses to restore damaged teeth is the CEREC* system. This system uses CAD/CAM technology, integration of a camera, computer and a milling machine. The CEREC* system enables ceramic tooth restorations to be performed chair side. The ceramic restoration is manufactured right in the office while the patient waits – eliminating the need for temporary crowns and a second appointment.CEREC* restorations are extremely accurate, very durable, and made with tooth-colored ceramic. The procedure allows Dr. Alvarez to treat patients more conservatively, (than modern bonding techniques) allowing healthier tooth structure to be saved.

Advantages of CEREC* Restorations

  • Ceramic restorations are performed in a single visit, eliminating the need for return visits and temporary crowns.
  • No need to make an impression and send it to a lab.
  • Ceramic properties and bonding technique eliminate sensitivity problems.
  • Restorations are ceramics not composite “PLASTIC “ fillings.
  • The ceramic material is very strong, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant.
  • Extremely high quality and conservative restoration helping to save healthy teeth.
  • Very precise process ensures ideal fit of restorations.