3-D Dental Prosthetic Printing

What is Cerec?

CEREC is the short term for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic (Aesthetic) Ceramics, or Ceramic REConstruction.
CEREC uses CAD/CAM (computer aided design/computer aided manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly and generate a precisely fitted filling so you can leave Beechwood Dental having got a dental prosthetic in just one visit!


How CEREC works

Let's say that you're seeing your dentist for a digitally manufactured crown. The Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care review explains that your dentist will first anesthetize the area and prepare the tooth in question. Then, they will scan the tooth with the CEREC device, which takes a digital impression and use the image to make a computerized design of the crown restoration. Next, they will send the digital design to either a machine in the dental office or a remote dental laboratory where a custom crown will be milled from a solid block of restorative material — usually a type of ceramic.


If the final crown is manufactured in the office, it will also be sintered and polished before being bonded to your tooth during your visit. If the restoration was sent to be made at a dental laboratory, your dentist will provide a temporary crown for you to wear until the final restoration can be delivered and placed at a follow-up appointment.

What are the Advantages of CERC?

  • No unpleasant impression material
  • No follow-up appointment
  • No bothersome temporary prosthesis
  • Please note that some CEREC cases may require a second visit.

A dental prosthesis in just a single visit.

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Step 1

After the consultation, a camera captures the area to be treated.

Step 2

The dental prosthesis is then created as a 3D model on the computer.

Step 3

Afterwards, the restoration created on the computer issubsequently milled from a ceramic block.

Step 4

Just a little while later, the finished ceramic restoration is inserted.