CEREC®: Same-Day Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges

Using Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics (CEREC), our doctors in New York, NY, combine their expertise with cutting-edge technology to provide dental crownsporcelain veneers, and small bridges in a single appointment. Without CEREC technology, these restorations normally require at least two office visits separated by two weeks or longer. CEREC combines computer-aided design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to quickly restore your smile with a customized, natural-looking restoration.

If you are suffering from tooth loss, decay, or minor dental imperfections but do not wish to spend time and money on multiple office visits and temporary restorations, our doctors can provide you same-day restorations using CEREC technology.

How Does CEREC Work?

This advanced method of dentistry was developed in 1980 to maximize the convenience and efficiency of restorative procedures and reduce the amount of time spent on lab work between appointments. All aspects of this procedure - from scanning to placement - are carried out during a single chairside treatment, immediately restoring health, beauty, and function to your smile.


During your appointment, our doctors will carefully examine your teeth. This will help them to diagnose any oral health issues that must be addressed before you receive your restoration. CEREC restorations can be made using silicate, oxide, or hybrid ceramics, which are innovative, durable, and aesthetically pleasing restorative materials. Your dentist will recommend a material depending on the type of restoration and its placement within your smile.

Digital Design

To create your customized restorations, we will take a digital impression of your teeth to make sure your new crown, small bridge, or porcelain veneers will properly align with your bite. Using advanced software, your doctor will create a virtual 3-D model from your scans, which features the precise size and structure of your future restoration.  

Creating Your Restoration

Finally, the doctor will manufacture the restoration using an in-office milling machine, which sculpts the restorative material to match the virtual model. The milling machine is synchronized with CEREC software, creating an anatomical restoration that is precise, realistic, and durable. 


Once constructed, the doctor may paint, polish, or glaze your restoration to add the finishing touches. Then, your restoration is ready to be placed. 

The Benefits of CEREC

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While traditional restorative procedures typically require the use of temporary restorations, CEREC allows our doctors to produce and integrate your dental restoration in one sitting, providing you immediate results. Although office time is minimized, the success of these restorations is never compromised, giving you the long-lasting results you desire. 


Using the cutting-edge technology of CEREC, we are able to take digital as opposed to traditional impressions, which provide you with the utmost comfort during preparation for your procedure. You also avoid the need for extra procedures to place and remove temporary restorations.


In comparison to other restorative materials, ceramic is a more biocompatible option that resembles the physical composition of the tooth, making it look and feel natural. If any additional aesthetic modifications are required, our doctors are able to make them on the spot. 


Same-day restorations are extremely durable and can last for ten years or more with proper care. Whether you are replacing a decayed or missing tooth or enhancing your smile with porcelain veneers, CEREC can produce the highest-quality restoration to meet your needs.

Schedule Your Treatment Today

If you are suffering from tooth loss, decay, or minor dental imperfections but do not wish to spend time and money on multiple office visits and temporary restorations, our doctors can provide you same-day restorations using CEREC technology. Schedule your treatment today by calling our office at (212) 283-4800 or filling our our online form.

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