Cerec Cad-Cam Restorations

Beautiful teeth with CEREC.

At Wahroonga Valley Dentistry the majority of our crowns are created using the CEREC CAD-CAM computer technology. CEREC is a computer restoration system that allows us to provide you with accurate and natural looking ceramic dental crowns, in a single visit. The CEREC digital scanning system allows us to create an optical impression of your tooth. This cutting-edge technology allows for a precise replica of your tooth structure to be created. Because we understand your time is valuable we use this sophisticated technology to provide ceramic restorative solutions without awkward, time-wasting impressions, temporary fillings and multiple appointments.

During the procedure, your tooth will be prepared, and then scanned by the CEREC camera. This camera will take a three dimensional image of the prepared area 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. Your final restoration is then designed and fabricated from this scan and is automatically milled out from a solid ceramic block. This provides you with a perfect, quality long-lasting restoration all in one appointment.

There is no need for impression taking, temporaries or unnecessary reduction of healthy tooth structure when having CEREC restoration. This method can be used for ceramic crowns, veneers and fillings and will leave you both looking and feeling great!

Beautiful teeth with CEREC

Ceramic fillings With CEREC
  • Do you want highly aesthetic, tooth-coloured fi llings – created and placed during a single dental appointment?
  • Would you prefer not to have an impression and a temporary?
  • Do you prefer metal-free, biocompatible materials?

All this is now possible. Thanks to CEREC. And these ceramic restorations can be created and placed during a single appointment.

CEREC is a sophisticated CAD/CAM system for the production of all-ceramic inlays, onlays, partial crowns, veneers and crowns for anterior and posterior teeth.

Numbers That Confirm Experience

CEREC – a procedure with a long tradition.

The CEREC procedure was developed at Zurich University and has been successfully deployed in dental practices since 1985 – i.e. for more than 25 years.

Worldwide more than 25,000 practices in over 50 countries work with the CEREC system.

Since 1985 over 8 million patients have been treated using the CEREC procedure. More than 20 million ceramic restorations have been created and placed.

Long-term clinical studies demonstrate that – in terms of durability – CEREC restorations are at least equivalent to gold restorations.

Depending on the individual case, CEREC fillings can achieve even better results than gold fillings.

Benefits at a glance

All-ceramic restorations
  • one visit
  • no impressions
  • no temporaries
  • metal-free
  • highly aesthetic
  • long lasting

Modern CAD/CAM technology makes it possible.

Ask us about CEREC. We’ll be glad to advise you.

No More Conventional Impressions, Temporaries And Long Waiting Periods

The CEREC treatment procedure means:
  • No conventional impressions The CEREC 3D measuring camera scans the prepared tooth in just a few seconds. This eliminates the need for unpleasant silicone impressions.
  • No temporaries CEREC restorations are milled out of a solid ceramic block in just a few minutes. They are then ready to be placed
    immediately. This eliminates the need for temporary fillings and crowns. It also means that you need only one appointment. And you don’t have to wait for days on end until the ceramic filling is finished.
  • No long waiting periods Because CEREC restorations can be placed immediately, you need only one appointment. And you benefit from
    tooth restorations which have demonstrated their durability time and time again.

Perfect Teeth In 5 Easy Steps

The CEREC procedure step by step.
  1. Before treatment begins we inform you about the benefits of CEREC.
  2. After removing the decayed tissue or the defective amalgam filling we create a 3D image of the tooth with the aid of the CEREC camera.
  3. The restoration is designed on the monitor of the CEREC acquisition unit.
  4. The CEREC milling unit machines the restoration out of a ceramic block.
  5. The milled restoration is bonded directly to your tooth.