The CEREC Procedure
The beauty of a CEREC restoration is just that – its beauty. Unlike silver dental fillings, CEREC fillings or restorations are made of tooth-colored ceramic (porcelain) so they look natural. A CEREC procedure requires less time, less drilling, fewer injections and consists of three steps.
- Exam and Preparation – your dentist examines your teeth, decides on the preparation method, and starts prepping your teeth (removing the tooth decay).
- Optical Impression – an optical impression (picture) of the prepared tooth is taken.
- Restoration Creation – Your dentist uses the CEREC machine to design and create your tooth filling, dental crown or veneers, right in the office.