We know your time is valuable. That’s why we’ve invested in CEREC® Digital Dentistry that allows for a faster experience when you need same day crowns, onlays and inlays. With CEREC®, there’s no need for a temporary and return visit. Everything is done in one visit, in a little over an hour leaving more time for whatever is important to you.

What is CEREC®?

CEREC® is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Translated, it means that Dr. Patella can economically restore damaged teeth in a single appointment using a high-quality porcelain material that matches the natural color of other teeth..

How does the instrument work?

CEREC® uses CAD/CAM (Computer Aided Design/Computer Aided Manufacturing) technology, incorporating a camera, computer and milling machine in one instrument. Dr. Patella uses a special camera to take video of the damaged tooth. This optical impression is transferred and displayed on a color computer screen, where Dr. Patella uses CAD technology to design the restoration. Then CAM takes over and automatically creates the restoration while the patient waits. Finally, Dr. Patella bonds the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth. The whole process takes about 90 minutes.

What does this mean to you?

1. No impressions

2. No second or third visit

​3. No temporaries

What type of restorations can CEREC® fabricate?

1. Crowns

2. Porcelain veneers

3. Small bridges

4. Implant crowns