CEREC MCXL in Manchester
We are proud to present our own in house ceramic studio, CEREC® MCXL, here in Manchester. With this advanced system, we can quickly restore damaged teeth, using permanent natural-coloured ceramic restorations. These are anti-abrasive and plaque resistant.
In about one hour we can restore teeth, using restorations that resemble the composition of natural tooth structure and without the need for impressions. CEREC® 3D uses high quality ceramic materials and Computer Aided Design technology. This ground-breaking treatment ensures no second appointment will be necessary.
Using this technology, we can produce any kind of tooth restoration. Chipped and discolored teeth can be repaired using porcelain crowns and veneers. Broken down molars can be restored using inlays and onlays, meaning unsightly silver fillings are a thing of the past. Enhance your smile with CEREC® 3D.
Dr Kailesh Solanki is one of the UKs leading Cerec dentists and he has been using Cerec technology for over four years he was previously one of six internationally recognised UK instructors for this technology (ISCD certified). Kailesh runs his own courses for dentists (CerecArt) to teach them how to use the Cerec system to carry out high quality cosmetic dentistry using this technology. He has also lectured to dentists on this subject at various universities, at the World Aesthetic Congress and the British Dental Trade Association.
The photos below show a same day smile makeover by Dr Kailesh Solanki carried out using CEREC technology.
CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems
Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What is CEREC?
A – CEREC actually stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and is a computer-based technology developed by Sirona Dental Systems UK using CAD/CAM and 3D imaging software to design, prepare, make and fit artificial teeth through dental restoration.
Q - What is CEREC used for?
A – CEREC is used to design, prepare and fit replacement teeth, inlays, onlays, veneers, and crowns for patients who have missing, chipped, damaged, or stained teeth.
Q - How is CEREC used?
A – In the past, dental putty was used (and still is), to make a mould of your tooth for tooth restoration after the tooth is prepared for fitting veneers, crowns, inlays and onlays. Now CEREC technology is available that scans the tooth after it is dusted with reflective powder. A 3D digital image is taken of the tooth or teeth and converts it into a computerised model which is then used to build restorations for new teeth. The design method for creating durable and aesthetically pleasing teeth is called CEREC Art.
The model of your tooth is transferred to a machine, such as a CEREC MCXL machine, to create your new tooth from ceramic materials. The process is called milling and can take anywhere between half an hour depending on the nature of treatment you need. An advanced bonding system then attaches the restoration to your prepared tooth, allowing you to have a full set of natural teeth again.
Q - What are the benefits of CEREC?
A – The main advantage to CEREC is the time saved in identifying, preparing, fabricating and fitting a new tooth restoration. The advanced software and MCXL machine also allows for accurate fitting from a digital model of your tooth. Tooth restorations can be fitted faster, within half an hour, so that patients do not have to experience more than one appointment, temporary restorations or additional local anaesthetic.
The manner in which the ceramic is milled, layered and pressed to create the substitute tooth means that the new tooth is stronger and more durable. More of the natural tooth tissue can be preserved and protected. The ceramic material used to make the new tooth is also similar to enamel for wear. All these benefits help to give the patient a glowing smile that lights not only their own heart, but the hearts of others through an increased sense of self-esteem from having whiter natural-looking teeth.
Q - Is CEREC technology risky?
A – CEREC was first developed in the 1980’s in Zurich, Germany, using VITABLOCS. The Dental Division of Siemens AG then gained the license to market CEREC and Sirona Dental Systems was formulated in 1997. A lot of testing has occurred since then with improved materials, computer technologies and updated software programmes. It is believed that more than 23,000 people now use CEREC internationally.
Any risks have been addressed over this 30 year period and the main challenge to dentists is affording this revolutionising technology and training in its use. The risks of not using such technology in many ways is greater because of the risks of decay, tooth loss, and gum disease that can take hold the longer a tooth is left untreated or restored.
Q - What materials are used with CEREC technology?
A – The CEREC technology uses bio-compatible materials that are gentler on the gums, causing less irritation than putties originally used for dental moulds. These ceramic materials are also similar to natural tooth enamel but are more resistant to fractures and discoloration.
Q - Is the CEREC process painful?
A – Our resident dentist has qualified in the use of this technology, and because pain-free treatments can be done in less than 6 minutes there is less discomfort and stress to the patient. Our technology is in a setting that allows the patient to feel comfortable, no pain and that also allows the patient to view the treatment occurring on-screen.
Q - Does CEREC technology make dental treatment more costly?
A – The initial financial outlay in purchase of the technology and in training for efficient use is by the dental practice. Kissdental have invested in this technology to offer improved treatments for their patients. Even though this state-of-the-art technology is used, it does not make patient care more expensive.
The benefits of CEREC far outweigh this cost to both the dentist and patient because of the speed at which the treatment can be done in one appointment, minimising the need for additional processes, fillings and anaesthetics. Our resident dentist will explain all of this to you on examining your teeth for potential dental restoration, and will discuss all costs and payment plans with you.
Q - What alternatives are there to CEREC technology?
A – CEREC is currently the best internationally recognised dental restoration technology on the market. And that is why Kissdental has made it available to all their patients. The alternative can be to leave a tooth untreated which can cause gum disease, tooth loss and affect overall health.
Some dentists still prefer to use other methods, such as putty for tooth moulding and fabricating processes for crowns, veneers and inlays. Feel free to bring your questions with you that our resident dentist looks forward to answering for you.