CEREC® in Gaithersburg, MD
Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic, or what we call CEREC®, is a revolutionary system that aids in the restoration and reconstruction of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. Unlike traditional veneers, crowns, and other dental devices that take days to manufacture, dental structures produced by the CEREC® machine allow patients to get their repairs done in just one day.
How Does CEREC® Work?
The CEREC® system combines computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-assisted manufacturing (CAM) to create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers on-site for single-day restorations. The CEREC® machine crafts a restorative dental device in a matter of minutes using specialized compressed porcelain. This allows patients to receive the treatment they need in just a single visit, rather than a series of visits over a matter of weeks.
Benefits of CEREC® Restorations
- Allows treatments to occur in a single appointment, rather than several spaced days apart.
- Produces high-quality, long-lasting porcelain crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers.
- Does not require an impression to be made of the treatment area.
- Does not require temporary solutions or messy processes.
- Restores the natural look, feel, and integrity of the treated teeth.
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How Are CEREC Restorations Applied?
The CEREC restoration process is straightforward. First, decay is removed from the tooth, then it’s shaped and coated with powder for a digital image taken by the CEREC machine. This 3D image is used for designing the restoration in real time by your dental professional.
Once the design is completed, the CEREC® machine will create your restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished, your dental professional will place the restoration appropriately and bond it to the tooth for a secure and long-lasting solution. The entire treatment process typically takes just over an hour.
Will Insurance Cover the Cost of My CEREC® Restoration?
The cost of your CEREC® restoration will depend on your dental insurance coverage and the extent of treatment recommended to you with your desired results. The best way to find out how much coverage will be provided for your CEREC® restoration is to contact your insurance provider and request more information.