Advanced, effective, and affordable, our CEREC treatment restores your teeth and your smile with minimal fuss
CEREC is a state-of-the-art system of repairing and strengthening a damaged or decayed tooth in just a single session.
By using a highly advanced 3D imaging scanner, we can scan your prepared tooth and design a new one for you. This new tooth is made from a hard wearing dental resin and can be made to fit securely and almost invisibly with the rest of your teeth. All in just a single session!
After the 3D model has been taken, the computer sends the file to an in-house milling machine which sculpts the tooth out of the resin material in less than 20 minutes.
Then we take the finished tooth, do some final preparation, and fit it to the tooth using dental cement.
This entire process cuts out weeks of preparation time, completely reducing the need to send off for a new crown to be built by a dental lab. Instead, the entire process can be completed in 1-2 hours.
There are less than 40 of these systems in operation in Ireland currently and we’re proud to offer this revolutionary process to our patients.
How does the CEREC system work?
Using an advanced medical grade computer, we take a digital picture of your tooth instead of the usual impression and x-ray technique. The computer then takes this image and converts it into a 3D model of the tooth. This model can then be used to help design the size, shape, and colour of the new tooth, on screen and in front of you.
Once we’ve finished designing the tooth, the CEREC unit then sends the file to a milling machine, which uses precise drills to craft your new tooth out of a strong dental resin. This is then bonded to your prepared tooth, giving a highly durable, attractive end result.
What People Are Saying
I would recommend the Portobello Dental Clinic because I felt the price was reasonable, the service was excellent, all the staff were incredibly friendly and helpful and the end result looked great.
I am so glad I found the Portobello Dental Clinic and have no hesitation in recommending them to my family and friends. Everyone at the Portobello clinic is professional and friendly and the follow up phone call after treatment, to inquire how I was feeling was much appreciated.
I recently got implants at Portobello. I am very satisfied with the results and I have confidence that if any problems do arise, that they will be dealt with. I have been going to Portobello for about nine years.