CEREC® is a revolutionary system that allows your dentist to design, fabricate and fit an onlay or inlay for you, in just one visit. The Cerec system is designed to give you long term value for money. There are many benefits, Cerec ceramic is extremely popular due to the strength and colour it provides which has the potential to match the natural colour of your own teeth. Did you know Cerec inlays and onlays can actually increase the strength of a tooth by up to 75 percent, lasting between 10 and 30 years? Cerec onlays are also a good alternative to damaged teeth where an entire crown is not really necessary.
Our Inlays and onlays are made from porcelain and bonded on to the damaged area of the tooth. An inlay is similar to a filling and is used inside the cusp of the tooth. An onlay will construct a larger area extending over one or two cusps. During the visit the filling being replaced or the damaged area is removed and the tooth is prepared. An intra-oral x-ray image is taken and a virtual model is made with our Cerec computer. The inlay or onlay is then milled out of a tooth coloured ceramic block. Finally the ceramic restoration is bonded to the tooth with a strong resin and polished until smooth and will look identical to your other teeth.