EREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is a method of creating dental restorations at your dental office. These restorations are typically used to repair damage to your tooth (or teeth) from decay or injury. Some dental offices have specialized equipment that allows them to design and create restorations using a computer’s help.
Specifically, restorations are designed and created using CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing). This process means designs are made from impressions with computer software and then passed to a unit that fabricates ceramic restoration.
According to the Journal of Dentistry and Oral Care, CEREC can be used to fabricate:
Inlays and Onlays
Other orthodontic appliances
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ADVANTAGES OF CEREC
This approach might be especially useful to your needs as it eliminates some of the most inconvenient aspects of oral procedures. For example, creating a crown without CEREC would typically require creating an impression to send out to a laboratory and placing a temporary crown. This process requires waiting for days or weeks and multiple dental visits.
CEREC boasts some incredible advantages:
Dental work that typically requires multiple visits can be created and placed in a single appointment.
The fabrication created by the milling or grinding unit is typically very accurate and allows your dental professional to maintain more control over the process.
Completing the permanent restoration in a single appointment avoids the need for temporary solutions.