Cerec – Same day Restorations – No impressions or temporary crowns or 2 week wait !
Dr Afzal is one of very few dentists in the midlands to have his own CAD/CAM machine (Cerec) to scan without taking impressions, mill the restorations on site and glaze the restorations in our on site ceramic studio.
High-quality CEREC restorations in just one visit
While most dental restorations such as crowns, bridges and veneers can take up to two weeks or longer to be created by a lab, CEREC restorations can be made in one simple visit. Thanks to the efficient built-in scanner, design terminal and milling unit, Dr. Afzal can do all the necessary preparations during your appointment.
The high-quality material that CEREC uses is made from aesthetic and durable porcelain, which closely resembles your natural tooth color and opacity.
Each ceramic block can come from a selection of 17 different shades. Dr. Afzal can stain and match your new restoration to your natural teeth color for a more beautiful smile.
Comfortable, precise fit
Being digitally made and milled very few restorations require adjustment. He will make sure that it fits exactly to your unique bite.
The strength that comes from milling your restoration out of a single block of ceramic porcelain makes it durable and resistant to cracks and flaws when chewing and biting.
Strong and durable
Studies have shown that CEREC restorations can last just as long as traditional methods of crown fabrication at a lab if properly cared for.
Less discomfort and appointments
CEREC restorations only take a few minutes to be created, meaning there is no need for a second appointment, or multiple injections of anesthesia.
Faster recovery time with less tooth sensitivity
CEREC restorations can be used to restore a tooth that has undergone a procedure, such as root canal treatment. Restoring a tooth immediately after a treatment means there is less irritation, and it helps protect the tooth’s structure and prevents further infection.
Less chance for errors or variation during fabrication
The CEREC’s computerized system is precise and efficient. A 3D digital image is sent to the automated milling machine, which fabricates the restoration in just a few minutes. The block of ceramic porcelain is cut and shaped with accurate computer-controlled mechanisms.
Metal-Free and biocompatible materials
CEREC restorations are made of ceramic porcelain, which is not harmful to your body in any way. Unlike silver fillings, there is no metal, no mercury or ugly gray lines at the base of the tooth near the gum line.
The Benefits of Cerec
- All Ceramic material – no metal in your mouth
- Little loss of tooth tissue (less drilling!)
- Only one visit
- Tooth coloured restoration – looks and feels completely natural
- No ‘gooey’ moulds to be taken
- No temporaries
- There are no impressions taken
- No 2 week wait
- No need for 2nd injection