The CEREC restoration is the result of a cutting-edge technology developed 30 years ago and continuously improved since then. The name CEREC comes from an English acronym (Chairside-Economical-Restauration-Esthetic-Ceramic), which means “Restoration in Economic Ceramics and Aesthetics made at the Chair”. This technology allows a high quality ceramic restoration to be produced in a single visit. Indirect crowns and inlays are the most commonly used restorations.
It is also possible to manufacture crowns on implants, temporary acrylic bridges, or ceramic veneers. Thanks to recent advances, this technology now allows the creation of surgical guides in implantology incorporating 3D scanning technology.
The CEREC device also allows users to transmit their digital models to their dental laboratory. This saves patients from having to take conventional fingerprints that are often more uncomfortable.