THE CEREC PROCESS
At Clinique dentaire Charles Trottier, we are proud to use the latest in cutting-edge technology to treat our patients. That’s why we’ve invested in CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
A revolutionary technology
CEREC uses computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to create custom-fit restorations such as artificial crowns (partial or full) and incrustations.
The resulting restoration can then be used to replace a natural tooth crown that is not functional anymore or to substitute a faulty or damaged filling.
The three steps of the CEREC process
1. The cavity or fillings to be replaced are removed. The tooth is powdered in preparation for the optical impression.
2. The optical impression is taken with a camera. The restoration is then milled out of a ceramic block.
3. After the bonding system is polymerized with a light source, the new filling is completed instantaneously. Polishing or glazing of the filling’s surface gives the tooth a natural appearance. The bonding technique ensures exceptional durability.