CEREC (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.

Before CEREC Restorations

After CEREC Restorations

 

 

 

 

 

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.