Benefits of CEREC Technology

Dental x-rays at the office can be lengthy and tedious. Add the time it takes to get a crown or filling, and you’ll be stuck at the dentist’s office for awhile. Thankfully, dental technology has taken great strides forward, eliminating the need for x-rays and long waits for impressions.

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic. CEREC takes faster pictures of your teeth at higher resolutions, identifying how a crown might fit and immediately creating an impression. In as little as fifteen minutes, your crown can be ready for placement, creating results that can last a lifetime.

How CEREC Helps

Rather than wait weeks for plaster fittings, CEREC allows your dentist to enter your teeth’s information into the computer and create your crown in under twenty minutes.

Because CEREC technology allows for microscopic pictures of your teeth, it creates very precise plaster impressions. With equally precise data entered by your dentist, your crown or filling will be milled as accurately as possible.

CEREC provides a great alternative for people with a strong gag reflex. Because CEREC uses pictures and data to create a model of your mouth, there’s no need to sit with unpleasant goo or plastic wedges stuck in your mouth.

As opposed to normal crowns and fillings, CEREC eliminates cracking by using ceramic material that expands and contracts naturally with your teeth. The durable ceramic mimics the solid feel of your teeth—neither uncomfortably hard nor strangely soft. Additionally, they last much longer so you don’t need to worry about replacing them.

By using ceramic crowns, CEREC also eliminates the presence of mercury and other toxic metals in your mouth. Because of CEREC, you won’t have to worry about any possible harm likely to be caused by these metals.

To learn more about our Ann Arbor dentists and the services we offer, please contact us here or call us at (734) 201-1610. Our dental professionals strive to be the very best at providing patients with optimal care while making them feel right at home here in Ann Arbor, MI.