Technology - Cerec
We are extremely pleased to be able to offer this outstanding technology to our patients, and are very proud that we were the first practice in the area to do this.
An in-house study carried out in 2010 as part of David's Masters degree of the Cerec restorations placed by him at Kew Dental Care showed a success rate of over 96% at seven years. A further six years on and these restorations are still in place.
Very recently, we have invested in the newest, state-of-the-art Cerec machine.
Cerec stands for Ceramic reconstruction. A computer-assisted imaging device scans the prepared tooth and then mills a contoured, shaded and glazed porcelain restoration which is then bonded to the remaining tooth structure to give an exact replica of your original tooth. The technology is computer based through a CAD/CAM imaging device and the whole tooth is restored in one visit – no impression, no temporary restoration and no second appointment required, perfect for the busy lifestyle so many of us live. These restorations are extremely accurate in their fit, are true to nature, extremely durable and often strengthen the remaining tooth structure. The Cerec system allows us to construct full coverage crowns, partial crowns, inlays, onlays or veneers conventional and adhesive bridges in one single visit. It also allows the dentist to have fine control over the final finish which is carried out skilfully and artistically by hand to give outstanding results.
I have had two separate CEREC treatments from David Callaghan at Kew Dental Care and have been delighted with the results both times. The whole treatment was completed with one appointment of (less than) two hours with no need for any additional preparation or follow up visits which suited my schedule perfectly. The aesthetics of the treatment are also extremely pleasing — instead of dark silver amalgam filings I now have porcelain restorations that can’t be distinguished from the rest of the tooth.