What Is Cerec?
Cerec is Computer-Aided-Design and Milled (CAD-CAM) technology that produces some of the strongest and aesthetic fillings and crowns available. After a tooth is prepared for an inlay, onlay or crown, an optical impression is made (that’s right, no more goopy impressions). The image is displayed on the computer screen. The doctor custom makes a restoration that will fit perfectly and add incredible strength to your tooth. After all adjustments are made on the computer, a restoration is milled out of a solid block of porcelain. Milled crowns, inlays and onlays have much greater strength that “stacked” porcelain restorations made in dental laboratories. Stacked porcelain has layers, kind of like the layers of an onion. Over time, as you bite and chew, these layers can flake and fracture off.