What is CEREC?
CEREC is an acronym for …
- Chairside: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair.
- Economical: The procedure is economical for the patient both financially and in chair time spent.
- Restorations: The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength.
- Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored.
- Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure.
The restorative system allows the fabrication of all ceramic metal-free dental crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, and veneers for natural teeth and dental implants in a single visit. This allows you to experience the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist … in, out, and on with your busy life. Single-visit CEREC restorations inherently provide improved infection control as all restorations are fabricated in the facility in front of you. Dr. Sangiv I. Patel has provided patients with thousands of lasting and matching dental restorations without the inconvenience of goopy impressions, temporary restorations, or multiple appointments for almost 20 years. He has lectured, published, and served as a beta-tester, as well as an in-office trainer for CEREC technology through the years. Schedule a consultation with Dr. Patel at his office in Melbourne, FL to learn more about CEREC same-day restorations.
CEREC® Same-Day Restorations Reviews
"I absolutely love my dentist and all the work he has done on my teeth!! He cuts the crown right in the office and applies it the same day! My teeth have never looked better! He also knows how sensitive to pain I am and takes care that I don’t feel pain! I can not say how very fortunate I am to have this dentist!"- C.C. / Google / Aug 12, 2020
"Great dentist! My crown looks identical to my other teeth and was made and completed all on the same visit! Very impressive!"- J.C. / Google / Nov 30, 2020
"Well I'm back again for some work on my front teeth that were so thin they were translucent & breaking. Asthough I was nervous about having to get crowns on the front Dr Patel convinced me to do it. They're perfect, natural looking & I love smiling now! Thanks again to my dentist with the amazing memory which he uses it to supplement his extensive records for each patient. Dr Patel has many of the latest dental "toys" and knows how to use them. The office staff is equally friendly and well versed in their respective areas. When I was a relatively new patient my son-in-law was visiting and broke a front tooth the evening before he was to speak to the Joint Chiefs of Staff. Dr Patel had him come right in and spent several hours making him a new tooth. That's the kind of devotion to his practice that makes it so special. Now that I have finished putting his children through college, (just kidding) I will continue to insure his comfortable retirement! As you might have guessed, we do have some fun giving the staff a hard time."- M.C. / Google / Mar 31, 2021
If you are suffering from a decayed, chipped, cracked, or broken tooth or multiple teeth, then CEREC restorations are an ideal solution for your damaged teeth. Dr. Sangiv I. Patel can also improve your smile with veneers and restore dental implants. All of this is accomplished without the need for messy physical impressions and temporary restorations. This makes CEREC restoration an ideal solution for your emergency care or as a part of the long-term comprehensive treatment plan to restore the natural strength and beauty of your mouth. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic, metal-free materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment, saving you both time and hassle!
What to Expect
A CEREC procedure will start with a comprehensive diagnosis and consultation in which Dr. Patel will design your unique treatment plan. The process will require a digital optical scan in your mouth, a process that only takes a minute or two to complete. This scan will allow Dr. Patel to accurately design your restorations in 3D, all in your presence. From there, your restoration will be sent to the CEREC milling chamber to be robotically fabricated with high-quality ceramic materials. The amount of time needed to create your restoration will be dependent on the number of teeth along with their size. Once the restoration is fabricated, it is verified for proper fit and comfort, including size, shape, bite pattern, and esthetics. It is then finished for final shade and characterization in a computerized furnace before final cementation by Dr. Patel. Our process of integrating the intraoral camera and T-scan bite analysis (when required) ensures that the restoration is comfortable and blends in seamlessly with your natural teeth.
After your restoration is completed, it is imperative for you to maintain a good at-home oral hygiene routine. You can find more detailed information on our Patient Resource section under Dental Instructions. You should also continue to schedule your annual dental exams and biannual cleanings at our office in Melbourne, FL. At each appointment, Dr. Patel will monitor the condition of your restorations and make recommendations for any necessary repairs or adjustments as needed to maintain your high level of comfort and healthy smile for as long as possible. If cared for properly, ceramic restorations can last for many years.
Fees and Insurance Coverage
Typically, insurance coverage for CEREC dentistry will vary so our office can contact your insurance provider to determine your benefits and out-of-pocket costs. Whether you have dental insurance or not, our Melbourne, FL facility accepts many payment methods, and we can also help you find low-interest dental financing if it is necessary. Visit our Payments and Financing page for additional information.
CEREC One-Visit Restorations
At Dr. Sangiv I. Patel's private practice in Melbourne, FL, we understand that your time is important and multiple follow-up appointments are not easy to keep up with. That's why our patients love and appreciate the unique convenience of CEREC same-day restorations for a vast array of dental restorative procedures. Dr. Patel can complete your treatment in one visit with a custom ceramic dental crown, dental bridge, cosmetic veneers, inlay, or onlay, all of which are crafted with high-quality materials and designed to perfectly suit your smile. Contact our office to schedule your consultation with Dr. Patel and learn more about our state-of-the-art CEREC technology. Ask us about CEREC today.