In the past, having artificial teeth fitted could be a lengthy and inconvenient process, often taking up to a fortnight. The revolutionary approaches made possible by CEREC allow crowns, onlays, underlays and veneers to be designed, made and fitted in just one visit to your dentist. Find out more about how the CEREC technology used by London dentists can work for you.
The reason dental processes sometimes took so long in the past was the use of dental putty and x-rays. The impressions and x-rays would need to be sent off to a lab so that the replacement teeth could be constructed and in the meantime you would have to wait. CEREC methods use digital technology so that a 3D image is taken of your mouth. This data is sent to an online milling machine which constructs your replacement tooth in just six minutes. The high quality ceramic replacement can be matched to your surrounding teeth so it looks incredibly natural.
Such efficiency means that having a new crown or veneer fitted can be done in about an hour. You will only need a single set of local anaesthetic and won’t have to wear temporary veneers while you wait for your permanent replacement. Another benefit of CEREC’s speed is that it costs roughly the same as traditional methods. Having a crown installed using CEREC will usually cost from £380 to £700 and this payment can often be spread using interest-free repayment plans.