What is CEREC?
CEREC means we can quickly and economically restore damaged teeth using durable ceramic (porcelain) material that matches the natural colour of the other teeth in your mouth. CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
How does CEREC work?
First, we prepare the damaged tooth by applying a thin layer of powder directly on the tooths surface. Using a special camera, we then take a picture of the tooth. We work from this photo, which is actually a really sharp optical impression of the tooth. Using Computer Aided Design (CAD) technology, a design for the restoration is made from the optical impression. You can actually watch us design your new restoration on a computer monitor right before your eyes. The CEREC creates an extremely precise restoration to the tooth uing state-of-the-art adhesive dentistry – it’s great fun and we love doing them.
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What advantages does CEREC offer me?
- First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a simple visit, usually about 90 minutes. With CEREC there is no need for us to take a mould of your teeth and send it to a laboratory. We won’t inconvenience you to return for a 2nd visit.
- THe restoration is natural looking and is metal free – no silver fillings to discolour your smile.
- No temporary crowns.
- It preserves more of the healthy part of your tooth then traditional crowns.
- It is cheaper than traditional crowns – click here for fee guide
What our patients say about CEREC
I’ve had two ceramic crowns inserted recently by Peter. I previously had four regular crowns done elsewhere. With the regular crowns, several vists were required to the Dentist to prepare the teeth, take the moulds, insert the temporary crowns and finally, to insert the permanent crowns. With the ceramic crowns, one visit is all that’s required. Peter prepares the tooth, takes a 3-D picture of the portion of the tooth remaining, uses this to precisely define the exact shape and contours of the crown. The crown is then prepared to these specifications and Peter inserts it. The whole process takes approximately two hours and is pain free. The crowns sit comfortably and feel secure. Peter and Caroline are professional, helpful and relaxed. The whole experience was bordering on pleasant!! The crowning glory is the fact that the ceramic crowns cost half the price of the regular crowns! It’s all good!
T.J. O’C, Tralee
Hi all, I would like say a few words about my dentist.
Like most of you I used to dread dental visits, that changed when I met Peter Moran, the procedures are so painless that I can’t even tell when he gives the anaesthetic, my kids have absolutely no fear of visiting our dentist.
The surgery is a well equipped modern dental surgery, with all the latest equipment and techniques, I recently had a Ceric procedure to replace a large filling, the result was amazing it was like the tooth had never been touched. I’m also very happy with the efficient flexible appointment system, with txt reminders for the forgetful amongst us like me. The staff are highly professional and friendly and always make you feel welcome and relaxed when turn up for an appointment.
P. O’C, Tralee