How long does it take?

A single tooth CEREC usually takes about 120 minutes. A good portion of that time is spent designing and milling the restoration. If multiple restorations are being made, then more time is required. We first numb the tooth and prepare the tooth accordingly. After the restoration comes out of the mill, it is adjusted, bonded into the tooth, and polished. A CEREC inlay, onlay or crown is a very durable and long lasting restoration, which will provide you with many years of trouble free service.

CEREC® is most commonly used in the replacement of old, large amalgam or composite resin fillings that have failed, fractured or decayed.

A CEREC® restoration has many advantages over conventional fillings, including:

  • superior aesthetics – porcelain is far more natural looking than composite resin
  • superior strength – guaranteeing greater longevity
  • single-visit ceramic restoration – eliminating the need for multiple appointments, multiple local anaesthetic treatments and temporary interim fillings
  • Conservation of healthy tooth structure – large CEREC® restorations are an ideal alternative to potentially short-lived composite-resin fillings or full-coverage crowns, which usually result in removal of greater amounts of natural healthy tooth structure