We are pleased to present these CEREC examples for your consideration. Many additional before and after photos are available for review in our office at the time of your consultation.
Our revolutionary CEREC 3D one visit porcelain restoration CAD/CAM (Computer Assisted Design/ Computer Assisted Manufacture) system, enables us to make beautiful life-like, durable and biologically compatible restorations while you wait!
Our long-time patient had fractured this tooth, probably due to the old silver/amalgam restoration. Using the CEREC 3D system, Dr. Zweig was able to prepare the tooth, design the porcelain crown to his specifications, create it, and bond (cement) it to the tooth in one visit. There was no need for messy impressions, or fragile temporary crowns. Best of all, this patient left with the final restoration and did not have to return for a second visit!
Because of the properties of the material, we are able to replace old silver fillings before they cause teeth to break as this one did. Making this restoration involves removing less tooth structure than before, and it is permanently bonded directly to the tooth.
CEREC 3D restorations are the ideal replacements for the large, old, unattractive silver amalgam restorations. They reinforce your teeth, and are kind to the tissues around them.
Years of hiding her smile went away in one morning! Replacing these old, worn out, unsightly silver amalgam fillings was easy using our Cerec 3D technology.
Special infra-red photographs were taken of the prepared teeth and Dr. Zweig made three all-porcelain onlays right in the office at that time. No messy impressions or lab delays were needed. These new onlays not only restored the health of the teeth, but made them beautiful once again!
Please talk to Dr. Zweig to determine if you or someone you know might benefit from this exciting technology.
This lady (a patient new to our office) had been previously told that she was in need of several full crowns on the lower right side of her mouth. Clinical and x-ray evaluation confirmed the need to remove the old, leaky silver amalgam fillings and reinforce the teeth. Several of the teeth also displayed fracture lines in them due to the presence of the metal (metal fillings do not expand and contract in the presence of heat and cold the same way that tooth structure does, and over long periods of time will cause fractures in the teeth).
She chose to have one-visit all porcelain Cerec restorations placed. These types of restorations enabled Dr. Zweig to maintain more solid tooth structure than full crowns would have, while reinforcing the teeth. The CEREC crowns also had the added benefit of being cosmetically superior.
The patient was very happy to complete all of this work in one visit. No temporary crowns or messy impressions were needed. She was so happy that she told several of her friends about CEREC and several of them came to us for similar treatment!
The CEREC system can produce any permanent, single-tooth ceramic restoration, including crowns, onlays, veneers and fillings. Unlike metals and alloys, ceramic is similar to the natural tooth, so cracking is minimized because it expands and contracts at about the same rate as the tooth during temperature changes while eating. In addition, CEREC offers benefits over traditional restoration construction such as fewer injections, less drilling, less material removed from the damaged tooth, and minimal time commitment.