What is CEREC?

Depending on who you ask, CEREC stands for either Ceramic Reconstruction or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Regardless, CEREC is a means of obtaining high-quality same-day tooth restorations that is revolutionizing modern dentistry. CEREC is best known for creating highly aesthetic all-ceramic crowns, but it can actually be used for virtually any individual tooth restoration, including replacing unsightly older fillings.

Your dentist will examine your teeth to determine exactly what restorations are needed. Then, you will receive painless, mess-free optical impressions—no more gooey and uncomfortable trays! Your dentist will send the images to a computer, and use 3-D CAD (computer aided design) technology to design your custom restoration.

With the click of a button, your restoration design is sent to an in-office milling machine, where your restoration is carved from a block of ceramic that matches your natural tooth shade. After glazing the crown for about 20 minutes, your dentist will place your final restoration in your mouth. No temporary crowns, and no need to return for a final placement appointment!

At Family Dental Care of Bellevue, we are committed to providing quality dental care to our patients and their families. We are proud to have been voted one of the best dental offices in Washington State. If you are ready to take the first steps toward improving your dental health, we invite you to call 425-643-5778 today to make an appointment for your initial consultation.