How does CEREC® work?
Cerec® employs a special camera to take an accurate picture of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where the doctor uses CAD (computer-aided design) software to design the restoration. Then CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) takes over and automatically mills the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, the new restoration is bonded in place. The whole process takes about one hour, and there are no annoying temporaries or second visit required!