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 using the basics he learned in dental school, techniques he cultivated from practicing conventional dentistry for over 30 years, and the extensive commitment to continual education.
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 due to the ceramic material allows crowns to look like natural, tooth-colored teeth and fit more accurately.
Our CEREC MC X unit uses 4 drills, as opposed to 2, which ensures precision and the best fit. We mill your restorations on fine mode, never fast mode, which increases the longevity of your restoration!
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. The photos are done 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. The information is sent to a milling chamber in our office , where the prosthesis is milled from a single block of ceramic. The final polishing procedure takes about 20 minutes, unlike traditional laboratory-designed prosthesis which takes up to two weeks to return to the dental office.
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 treatment with the CEREC system.
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 probably the most appealing thing about the CEREC. Thanks to the screw-retained crowns, the dentists can perform the implant in one session and cement the crown onto the implant the same day.
- Orthodontics: The latest CEREC innovation is a small intraoral, powder-free 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. For best results, the CEREC Ortho software is needed.
CEREC has made dental procedures easier, faster and more comfortable for 30 years. Given all its advantages, it is no wonder that more and more dentists switch to CEREC and leave traditional dental-lab made prosthesis behind. To know more about the CEREC technology, get in touch with us.