CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction. This is a computerized 3D imaging and camera assisted design center that allows Dr. O’Donnell to take digital impressions of a patient’s teeth via the use of a scanner, which captures an image of the teeth and gums, eliminating the need for messy impressions. You read that right…NO GOOEY MESS! The images are then used with an in-office milling unit for same-day restorations.
This allows Dr. O’Donnell to create full porcelain crowns same day in about an hour and a half. Most dentists, by comparison, have to wait for a separate lab to construct your crown (which they might do imprecisely) and ship it to your dentist (which can take weeks).
Yes, what once took multiple appointments can now be completed in just ONE visit! Getting that smile you’ve always dreamed of is easier thatn ever with CEREC technology.