CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramic) is a highly innovative method of creating dental restorations right in the dental office. Used typically to repair damaged teeth from injury or decay, CEREC can be used to manufacture Crowns, Inlays and Onlays, Fixed Bridges, Veneers, Dental Implant Restorations, and other dental procedures. The process involves first numbing and preparing the affected tooth/teeth, and then scanning your mouth in order to get an accurate impression. Then, using specialized computer software, a custom-made model of your restoration will be designed for your teeth and mouth. The specific design specifications are then communicated to special grinding or milling equipment that creates the restoration with a very high degree of accuracy. The restoration is then placed in your mouth and adjusted accordingly. Finally, the restoration will be bonded to your tooth/teeth, and you’re done! The benefits of CEREC include receiving dental restoration in a single visit, rather than multiple visits, which limits disruption to your schedule and the stress of multiple dental visits. Furthermore, the technology is very accurate and allows for your dental professional to maintain more control over the entire process. Finally, completing a restoration in a single visit rather than multiple visits avoids any need for temporary solutions, which can be stressful to care for, and increases risks for having dental problems while you have the temporary solution.