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CEREC 3D Milling

CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a dental restoration system that uses a computerised milling system that allows a dentist to produce a highly precise custom crown or inlay using 3D photography, computer aided design (CAD) and computerised milling. CEREC is sophisticated technology that produces perfectly fitting ceramic inlays and crowns, and removes the need for the dentist to make impressions. It also requires removing less tooth tissue to prepare a tooth for the fitting of crowns.

After a tooth is prepared by having any decay removed, the CEREC machine optically scans the tooth and the software designs the right size of crown or inlay. A computerised milling machine then makes the crown or inlay in as little as 15 minutes, which is ready for fitting. A CEREC inlay or crown is precision made and is the perfect size, shape and colour required and removes the need to send an impression off to a laboratory. This enables a restoration to be made in minutes, rather than days or weeks.