A recent innovation available at Aesthetic & Implant Dentistry is the Cerec one visit restoration. The crown or veneer is milled by a computer to fit your tooth precisely, thus eliminating the need for an outside dental laboratory. With Cerec's CAD-CAM technology, the crown/veneer is made by a computer while you wait, thus eliminating the second appointment and the need for a temporary. These Cerec restorations are milled out of pure ceramic.
There are several advantages to the patient for having a Cerec restoration placed:
*The crown or veneer is made in one visit, eliminating the need for a second visit.
*There is no need for a temporary. This significant benefit eliminates the need for taking an impression of the tooth. This is often the most uncomfortable part of the procedure.
*Cerec restorations have no metal in them and thus are remarkably cosmetic.