We use the world’s leading system, CEREC in Brisbane, for constructing these porcelain fillings
For any reason, if a large part of the tooth is lost, for example, as a result of large decays, failed old fillings or fractures, fixing the tooth with composite filling material is not the best solution in the long term. In these cases, special fillings are made outside of the mouth and placed on teeth. These indirect fillings are called Inlays or Onlays which are made of porcelain.
CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
CEREC technology makes it possible to produce and integrate ceramic restorations in a single appointment. Unlike other materials, ceramic is more biocompatible and boasts tooth-like physical and aesthetic qualities. In addition, digital impressions are more comfortable for patients than traditional impressions.
CEREC® incorporates a camera, computer and milling machine as one system.
CEREC® machine uses an intraoral camera to take a 3D scan of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a coloured computer screen. You can then watch as your dentist creates the digital version of the restoration. Once the digital version of the impression is taken, your dentist will place a ceramic block in the CEREC® milling machine. Then the milling machine automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. The final step is that your dentist will bond the new restoration to the surface of the tooth. The whole CEREC® process takes around one to two hours.
The advantages of CEREC® are:
- Single visit, no impressions, no temporaries, metal-free, highly aesthetic, long lasting, affordable
- CEREC® has over 25 years of clinical research and practical experience to support the success of this technology. More than eight million restorations have been performed worldwide using CEREC® technology.
- To find out what the team at Excellence In Dentistry can do for you, call us today to talk to one of our friendly staff.