CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit your tooth is prepared, an impression is taken, and a temporary restoration is placed on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary taken off, and have a permanent restoration placed.

With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish. We use strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.

The cavity preparation is first photographed and stored as a 3D digital model. Specialized software is then used to approximate the restoration shape using biogeneric comparisons to surrounding teeth. The model is refined using 3D CAD software.

When the model is complete, a milling machine carves the actual restoration out of a ceramic block using diamond head cutters under computer control. The restoration is bonded to the tooth using resin cement. Get the details on our CEREC crowns page.

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19 View Update

Practice Policy Update Regarding COVID-19

To all of our dear patients, families and friends,

We hope that you are healthy and safe during this time. In our continued effort to contain the spread of COVID-19, we are extending our closure. In these uncertain times, we continue to keep our patients and our dental family at the heart of every decision that we make. We are consistently monitoring the evolving situation and continue to follow the guidelines of public health officials as well as our government to make these decisions.

It is our hope that we will resume our regular business hours on Monday, May 4th. If you are a patient of record and have an emergency, please do not hesitate to call us. We strive to ensure our patients are comfortable and cared for. We will be connected to the office answering all calls and texts as quickly as possible. We also have virtual consultations available at this time.

Thank you for your patience as we navigate this journey together. Have faith. Follow the recommendations of our leaders. Stay calm. Stay healthy. We are honored to be a part of your healthcare team and look forward to serving you in our normal capacity again soon. Feel free to call or text us for updates during this time. Also, don't forget to floss!

- Atlanta Center for Cosmetic Dentistry Team