Now it’s possible to have dental restorations such as bridges or crowns produced and fitted in a single dental appointment. Gateway Dental offers CEREC computer-assisted technology that produces quality ceramic dental restorations right in our Charlottetown office.
CEREC stands for “Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics,” but simply stated it’s a dental technology that uses computer-assisted systems and machines to produce very high quality dental restorations.
If you choose a CEREC restoration, we will begin by scanning and measuring your mouth. This is done with a computer-based scanner that takes a precise image of your existing teeth. Then your restoration will be produced on a device called a milling unit. The milling unit uses computer aided design (CAD) technology to create your restoration out of ceramic. The ceramic material is colour-matched to blend in with the rest of your teeth. Once the restoration has been produced, we check how it fits in your mouth, make any necessary adjustments and then permanently attach it to your teeth.
CEREC restorations can be produced very quickly without the use of temporary crowns or multiple fitting and colour matching sessions, letting you get a restoration in a single appointment. CEREC also allows us to produce restorations without the use of traditional dental impressions, resulting in restorations that require very little adjustment to make them fit correctly.
If you’re interested in getting same-day CEREC restorations, contact our office to learn more.