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CEREC in Back Bay Boston, MA

Benefits of CEREC at Dr. Welz’s office in Back Bay Boston

  • Dr. Welz has completed thousands of restorations using CEREC technology in his on-site lab
  • Dr. Welz and his technician/assistant, Gosia have been using CEREC technology for 10 years and have taken numerous continuing education courses about CEREC
  • One-session treatment for tooth restorations and implant. No temporary restorations are necessary!
  • We take both analog and digital impressions so we can hand fit the restoration on a physical model and tweak any adjustments that may be necessary in our on-site lab. This decreases the probability you’ll need excessive adjustments or experience a crown failure.
  • Aesthetic value! The ceramic material allows crowns to look like natural, tooth-colored teeth.
  • Your comfort and experience at our office is important to us. Feel free to ask us for a tour of our on-site lab during your CEREC appointment.

How it works

CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, as well as for Ceramic Restoration. The system is for dentists and is designed to simplify multiple dental procedures, including implants, teeth restoration and orthodontic procedure using the CAD/CAM technology. Using cutting-edge technology, the system enables dentists to produce multiple dental prostheses and provide one-session treatment for damaged or missing teeth. The system was invented in the ‘80s and has been evolving ever since.

The CEREC system is used exclusively in dental offices. Patients should make a CEREC restoration appointment with a dentist using CEREC technology. The initial stage involves a traditional teeth evaluation, during which the dentist presents the available options for your restoration. Once settled for a crown, bridge, dental implant or veneers, the dentist starts taking pictures of the targeted tooth, neighboring teeth, and opposite teeth using the CT scans, digital radiographs, and visible light scanning. Next, the photos are taken using an intra-oral camera which is connected to the computer. Based on the photos, a 3D image of the crown/implant/, etc. is designed by the computer. Then, the information is sent to a milling chamber in our on-site lab, where the restoration is milled from a single block of ceramic.

Once the prosthesis is ready, Dr. Welz fits it in the patient’s mouth, cements it and then tests your occlusion, or bite. This means that a dental implant, a crown or bridge is a one-session, one-day treatment with the CEREC system. In other words, you end up saving time in the long run; and above all, you get a high quality restoration that was made with your comfort and individual teeth in mind. 

Uses of CEREC in Dental treatments

CEREC is extremely versatile, eases the dentist’s work considerably and decreases the waiting time for the patient. The main uses include:

  • Restoration: Crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers are available in just one sitting.
  • Implantology: Tooth implant in one session is another appealing thing about the CEREC. The dentists can make the steps of your restoration timeline even shorter with CEREC
  • Orthodontics: A small intraoral camera which enables fast and effective 3D images of all teeth. The impressions can be used for creating straightening devices, especially clear braces (such as Invisalign). The procedure shortens the waiting time for the patient so that the treatment can start in a matter of days.

CEREC has made dental procedures easier, faster and more comfortable. To know more about the CEREC technology, CEREC restorations or same-day procedures, contact our friendly staff today!