At Balsam Dental, we know your time is valuable. Thanks to CEREC, we can provide our patients with inlays, onlays, crowns, bridges and veneers in only one appointment! CEREC stands for Ceramic Reconstruction, and is a sophisticated system of designing and making high quality, metal-free dental restorations in one patient visit. CEREC utilizes 3D photography and CAD/CAM technology to assist a dentist in designing a virtual restoration. This machine allows us to take digital impressions for restorations (which means no more gagging on impression materials!), and make precise restorations that look excellent, fit perfectly, and last a long time - all out of biocompatible, metal-free materials and all in very little time. A typical crown appointment lasts less than 2 hours, and you don't need to come back to finish the work...it's all done in one visit!