CEREC is an acronym for Ceramic Reconstruction, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. CEREC uses Cad-cam technology that images the tooth directly to precisely create a hybrid porcelain restoration that is the most "tooth-like" material available in a single visit. CEREC mimics the co-efficiency of enamel and is the most long lasting bio-compatible restoration dentistry has to offer.
Dr. Behringer's core philosophy is "as little healthy tooth reduction as possible." Keeping as much of your own healthy tooth protects and preserves the structural integrity. For severely compromised teeth, a full crown would cover the tooth 360 degrees - like a thimble. However, many of our CEREC restorations are more like a puzzle piece fitting precisely into the damaged portion and secured by the remaining healthy portion of tooth.
CEREC restorations require greater cared than any other natural tooth. Conscientious daily brushing and flossing along with regular hygiene visits will ensure your restoration lasts for years to come and is covered under Dr. Behringer's Smile Clinic Warranty. From five years of initial placement, Dr. Behringer is proud to warranty CEREC restorations against porcelain damage if you are active in our practice and keep routine dental hygiene visits. Dr. Behringer's Smile Clinic Warranty does not cover the surrounding natural tooth structure that fractures or decays after initial placement.