CEREC is a CAD/CAM system (computer-aided design/computer-aided manufacturing) for dental restorations.
First, Dr. Mandy Grimshaw will use a digital scanner to construct a 3D image of your teeth. This will include the tooth or teeth that have been prepared to receive restorations. She will then design the restorations to fit the prepared teeth.
Next, Dr. Grimshaw sends the design to the computer-controlled mill. She places a block of advanced ceramic inside the mill, and the mill carves the restoration. A polish and glaze give the restoration a beautiful, natural appearance as well as a precise color match.