Posted February 24, 2016.
Dental laboratories have been making porcelain crowns for dentists and their patients for many years. Of course this always required two appointments. After the lab completed the crown the patient would have to come back for a second appointment to have it cemented into place.
A Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, also known as a CEREC Machine, can allow you to produce porcelain crowns in your clinic, during a single appointment. Not only is this more convenient for the patient, but it also opens up more scheduling opportunities for you the dentist, while also reducing the cost of lab fees.
The CEREC machine uses established CAD/CAM software that has been used for over 30 years, in many other industries. Since the software is intuitive, it requires very little training to learn to operate.
The CEREC machine creates the crown and also handles grinding as well as milling. The sophisticated algorithms to eliminate imperfections and burs, which saves you time since you won’t have to make as many minute adjustments.
Being able to produce crowns in-office, will help you to see a return on your investment based on the number of procedures involved. This will greatly reduce your lab costs and open up more time in your schedule to service additional patients.
If you have questions about the CEREC machine, please feel free to call us at 781.995.4445 to schedule a consultation.