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Cerec Technology

What is CEREC?

First developed in 1985, CEREC is computer-aided design and manufacturing technology that is continually advancing.

This solution makes it possible to create and install ceramic restorations in a single visit.

At Clinique dentaire Alain Cyr, our team is qualified to offer patients this cutting-edge treatment.

Dental restorations

Dental repairs and restorations can strengthen worn teeth and make damaged teeth functional again. These treatments are used to address cracks and chips or to replace old fillings.

Two types of material are available: composite (known as white fillings) or ceramic.

Composite resin is applied one layer at a time, each of which is hardened using a special light. The restored tooth will have the same shape as your original tooth. On average, composite resin restorations last about five years.

In addition to being longer-lasting, ceramic restorations offer the following benefits. They:

  • Have the same qualities as dental enamel
  • Are durable and reliable
  • Look natural
  • Are biocompatible
  • Don’t contain metal

CEREC restorations

CEREC is one of the main technologies we use. A computer creates a model of your tooth and reproduces it perfectly, matching its original shape and colour.

Ceramic is very good for strengthening teeth without putting pressure on them.

The procedure

  1. A digital impression is made of the tooth and surrounding area
  2. Special software creates a model of the restoration
  3. The restoration is milled and finished
  4. The restoration is installed and adjusted

CEREC crowns, inlays and onlays

A crown is like a small hat used to cover a tooth that is damaged, yellowed or odd-shaped. The crown will protect the tooth, restore its function and create a harmonized look.

Crowns can also be used to replace a missing tooth. In these cases, the crown is secured to an artificial titanium root called an “implant.”

When a large cavity is removed from a tooth, the remaining tooth walls are often very thin. An inlay is applied inside the tooth to make it stronger and more functional.

What are the benefits of CEREC restorations?

  • The restored tooth is almost as strong as your original tooth, thanks to the solid materials used
  • The restoration is created and installed in a single appointment
  • The results look very good
  • The production cost is almost the same as for restorations made by external labs

If you’d like to know more about CEREC technology, please ask any member of our staff here at the Clinique de santé dentaire et d’implantologie Alain Cyr in Boucherville.