We’re very proud to offer you CEREC 3DTM, the world’s most advanced dental restoration system. CEREC 3DTM (Ceramic REConstruction) allows us to custom fabricate tooth-colored, lifelike porcelain crowns, veneer, inlays, and fillings right in our office, and all in a single appointment. Previously, these types of tooth restorations required at least two appointments.
CEREC 3DTM uses Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. Dr. Zheng will first prepare and shape the tooth. Late, a reflective powder will be applied to the prepared tooth. Dr. Zheng will then take a digital image using a special optical camera, and the tooth’s exact dimensions will be directly recorded into the CAD/CAM computer. No need to take impressions!
After carefully design the restoration, Dr. Zheng will select a strong ceramic material that is matched to your tooth color and translucent like natural enamel and biocompatible. It’s also unaffected by the heat and cold so you can enjoy hot and cold foods without sensitivity. This material will be placed into a milling machine in our office, and in just a few minutes, it will be shaped into a customer-fitted restoration.
Dr. Zhang then try in the new restoration, bond or cement it in place, and polish it to a beautiful luster. Last, Dr. Zheng will check your bite and make any final adjustments.
The advantage of CEREC 3DTM technology is obvious. It is healthier for you because it provides extremely accurate restorations, made with durable materials that work with advanced dental adhesives. Only a minimal amount tooth preparation is required, leaving more of the healthy tooth structure intact. Because your new restorations are made of tooth colored materials, they are naturally beautiful.