CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s an innovative system that enables dentists to create custom-designed ceramic dental restorations in a single appointment. This technology eliminates the need for traditional dental impressions, temporary crowns, and multiple visits to complete restorative procedures like crowns, veneers, or inlays/onlays.
Using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology, the dentist takes digital impressions of the patient’s teeth, designs the restoration chairside, and mills it from a ceramic block, all within the same visit. CEREC offers patients convenience, accuracy, and aesthetically pleasing dental restorations in a fraction of the time compared to traditional methods, allowing for a more streamlined and efficient dental experience.