The CEREC procedure

After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your tooth for restoration, similarly to traditional treatment methods. Your prepared tooth will be coated with a safe, tasteless powder. CEREC then uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create an optical impression, using infrared waves which are sent down to the preparation site and back to the camera to measure the heights of the tooth structure, adjacent teeth, and surrounding tissue.

This digital image removes the need for the physical impression required by traditional procedures, so you don’t need to wait around while a tray of impression goop hardens in your mouth.

Your final restoration is then designed and fabricated from this scan and is automatically milled out from a solid ceramic block. About 15 minutes later, your all-ceramic, colour-matched restoration is ready for placement. Your new restoration is then fitted, polished and bonded for permanence, and your tooth is restored back to its natural form, function and beauty.