CEREC is revolutionising dentistry, with same-day restorations from our dentist


Have you ever heard of CEREC? If not, prepare to be amazed. CEREC, which stands for the mouthful ‘chairside economical restoration of (a)esthetic ceramics’, is a cutting-edge dental technology that’s transforming the world of restorative dentistry. As a team of professionals at our dentist in Dartford, we’re excited to share this innovative solution with you. Read on to learn about CEREC and how it works to deliver same-day restorations.

Discovering CEREC

CEREC is a sophisticated computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) system that enables our dentists at Smiledartford dental practice to create customised restorations, such as crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers, in a single appointment. Developed in the 1980s, CEREC technology has since undergone continuous improvements and is now widely adopted in dental practices worldwide.

The primary advantage of CEREC is its ability to eliminate the need for multiple appointments, temporary restorations, and long waiting times. Patients can now have their teeth restored in just one visit, making the entire process more efficient and comfortable.

Why choose CEREC?

CEREC technology offers several benefits that make it an attractive option for both patients and dentists. With CEREC, you can have your tooth restored in just one appointment, eliminating the need for multiple visits and temporary restorations.

Another benefit consists of the high-quality materials used in CEREC restorations. These durable ceramic materials offer strength, longevity, and a natural appearance, making them an excellent choice for dental restorations.

The CAD/CAM technology used in CEREC allows for highly accurate measurements and customisation, ensuring a perfect fit for your restoration. This precise fit helps make the restoration process less invasive and more comfortable, as dentists can preserve more of your natural tooth structure.

Lastly, CEREC restorations are designed to match the colour and appearance of your natural teeth, providing a seamless and aesthetically pleasing result.

The CEREC process explained

To better understand how CEREC technology can benefit you, let’s walk through the process of getting a same-day restoration at our dentist in Dartford. The first step involves our team examining your tooth to determine the best course of treatment. They’ll then prepare your tooth by removing any decay or damaged areas and shaping it to accommodate the restoration.

Instead of traditional putty impressions, we will take digital images of your tooth using a specialised intraoral camera. These images will be used to create a 3D model of your tooth.

Using the CEREC software, our team will design your restoration based on the 3D model. This process ensures a precise fit and optimal function. The CEREC milling unit will then carve your restoration from a ceramic block, using the design created by our dentist. This process takes just a few minutes to complete.

Once your restoration is ready, our dentist in Dartford will check its fit and appearance. If everything looks perfect, they’ll bond the restoration to your tooth, completing the process.

Experience CEREC at your local dental clinic

We’re proud to offer CEREC technology as part of our commitment to providing the best possible care for our patients. Our team of skilled professionals at the Smiledartford practice is trained in using CEREC to create customised, same-day restorations that meet the highest standards of quality and aesthetics.