How Does CEREC Work?

A middle aged couple sitting on a sofa together after enjoying same-day dentistry with CEREC technology

The fast answer:

CEREC machines work using 3D imaging technology to quickly and precisely create custom tooth restorations like same-day crowns. This means you get a tooth restored at the Fayetteville dentist in just one visit!

The CEREC Sirona milling machine and software make this all possible.

Sounds too good to be true?

Well, it’s possible – CEREC machines use innovative CAD/CAM technology (computer-aided design) to craft the custom tooth replacement while you wait at the dentist.

The name is fitting…

CEREC stands for – Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

Let’s get a better understanding of what it actually is.

The CEREC dental crown… This text opens the Colgate CEREC page in a new tab … is high-quality and can be made of porcelain or composite resin. It’s a quick and effective tooth restoration.

Let’s face it:

Life is hectic enough without a dental issue.

Life is busy – work life, home life, social life, and everything in between. Tooth restorations shouldn’t be a bigger hassle than the tooth damage itself.

So imagine this hypothetical situation:

You have a broken or damaged tooth, which is more than stressful enough… And a dentist tells you to come in for a consultation, takes messy impressions of your teeth, and asks you to come back in a few weeks for your new tooth restoration.


As if your tooth issue wasn’t enough of a problem, now you have to spend more time with the damaged tooth and take another day off for a second dental visit.

You shouldn’t have to settle for outdated dental solutions, which is why CEREC same-day crowns exist.

You and your family deserve the best dental restorations available.

At Carolina Comfort Dental, we offer solutions like the CEREC crown and other leading tooth restoration options, and will help you understand how CEREC works.

But first, let’s go over the basics.

What is a dental crown?

A dental crown covers a damaged or broken tooth and restores its appearance and structure.

Crowns fix and restore teeth that have:

  • Decay
  • Infection
  • Damage from trauma
  • Extensive dental work like a root canal procedure
  • Tooth replacement for a dental implant procedure

As you can see, they do a lot!

With the modern technology of CEREC, dentists create beautiful and natural-looking crowns in-house. And in just one visit.

The procedure is quick and painless.

Benefits of CEREC crowns include:

  • Feel natural with a comfortable fit
  • Look natural in shape, size, and color
  • Let you eat and speak normally
  • They’re a long-term solution
  • Quickly restore a tooth or multiple teeth
  • Provide structural support for the mouth
  • Won’t slip or fall out because they’re adhered to teeth

How long does a CEREC crown last?

A CEREC crown is made quickly but can last for 10-15 years or much longer.

Taking these simple steps can increase the crown’s lifespan:

  • Maintain excellent oral hygiene
  • Visit the dentist regularly for cleanings and check-ups
  • Avoid teeth grinding and wear a nightguard or mouthguard if needed

Is CEREC worth the money?

If you value time and quality, then CEREC same-day crowns are well worth it.

The procedure is painless, quick, and effective in restoring or replacing teeth in a single visit.

Whether it’s a planned dental procedure or an emergency tooth repair, the in-office milling machine creates a durable crown without the hassle of multiple appointments.

Is CEREC safe?

Yes, CEREC is safe and creates reliable and durable same-day crowns. The advanced system uses a safe material of porcelain or composite resin to create the custom tooth.

How does CEREC work?

The innovative system lets dentists design, create, and place the crown in just one visit.

Talk about convenience.

The process of getting a CEREC same-day crown may be easier than you think:

  • Step 1: The tooth or teeth are prepped, and a 3D scan is taken
  • Step 2: The CEREC machine receives the info and creates a custom crown
  • Step 3: The crown is placed and checked to ensure comfort and fit

Unlike other tooth restorations, which take multiple visits and require a temporary crown, CEREC lets dentists do all of the above in one appointment!

In addition to creating full crowns, CEREC also creates partial crowns called onlays and inlays for teeth requiring partial restoration.

Each tooth restoration is made precisely in size and shape to fit the patient’s mouth. The finished color is matched to the surrounding teeth for a complete and beautiful smile.

Need a tooth restoration in Fayetteville, NC?

At Carolina Comfort Dental, we believe everyone deserves to love their smile.

Damaged teeth are stressful enough, so a tooth restoration should be fast, effective, pain-free, and hassle-free. This is why we offer CEREC same-day crowns.

Our one-visit tooth restoration options have the power to restore your confidence and your life with CEREC same-day crowns.

We also offer dental bridges and dental implants if needed for a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth. Gaps in teeth can negatively affect speech, chewing, and can even lead to bone loss or shifting teeth if left unattended.

In addition to dental crowns and bridges, we offer cosmetic dentistry including:

But there’s more.

We offer a family-friendly atmosphere with the convenience and care you and your family deserve. Our services include:

Our Fayetteville dentist, Dr. Tan Binh Nguyen adapts services to each patient, taking into consideration the comfort level and age. We want everyone to have a positive experience at our dental office.

Life gets busy, and we understand this.

We offer many solutions under one roof with leading dental technology and modern, time-saving solutions. This means faster and more effective treatments for you and your loved ones.

Areas served include:

  • Fayetteville
  • Hope Mills
  • Fort Bragg
  • Sanford
  • Lumberton
  • Spring Lake
  • Raeford
  • Southern Pines

We’re open during COVID and have added extra precautions to ensure everyone’s safety.

Get dental care without the stress. Contact us today:

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