Dr Samir has been using the CEREC system since 1994, shortly after the technology first arrived in Australia, making her one of Sydney’s most experienced dentists in this leading edge technique. CEREC provides a one step solution to reinforce weak or broken teeth making them look great and last long.
CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Crowns, veneers and inlays that used to take two or more visits to the dentist can now be completed in one visit using state of the art CAD/CAM technology. Patients no longer have to go through the process of having a dental impression made, then having a temporary crown inserted, and then waiting for the final crown or inlay to be made in a lab and finally fitted. The other good news is that CEREC may often cost less than traditional cosmetic dentistry. Broken, weak and darkened teeth are all candidates for using CEREC. Teeth that are a little too small, large or have an uneven surface can also be repaired using CEREC.
The CEREC process is painless. We care about our patients and understand that some people feel anxious. We have a variety of methods to ensure our patients can feel as relaxed as possible and have no pain throughout the procedure. Our staff will also explain the whole process and offer any choices that are available.
Tooth preparation is the first step in CEREC. This can involve shaping an existing tooth ready to receive the crown, veneer or inlay. Once the tooth is prepared, it is sprayed with a thin layer of powder. We then use high tech CAD/CAM 3D photography to take an image of the tooth. Dr Samir will design the restoration via the computer to fit in with the surrounding teeth. It then takes from 4-10 minutes of milling time for the CEREC machine to carve the new tooth covering from a block of durable “Emax” porcelain. Once this is individually characterised it is bonded to your tooth and a new smile is born.
Dr Samir provides CEREC as an excellent choice for anyone in Sydney considering cosmetic dentistry and looking for exceptional service in a caring atmosphere. Busy people do not have time to keep returning to the dentist, so the single visit CEREC procedure can provide a solution.
Feeling good starts with a smile, but many Sydney residents hide that smile because of unattractive teeth. We understand the difference it can make to your self esteem to be able to smile with confidence again. Fortunately, restorative dentistry is now a quicker and simpler process than ever before thanks to CEREC. Call us to find out more, we are happy to discuss your cosmetic dentistry needs with you.