Acorn Dental Care Berkshires Leading Dental Practice. We Are Both NHS & Private
Call today 01753 776757 (Slough Clinic) 8 Stoke Poges Lane, Slough
Berkshire, SL1 3NT
01628 778877 (Maidenhead) 82 Moorbridge Road, Maidenhead
Berkshire, SL6 8BW

Same-day Crowns & Fillings

With CEREC (by Sirona), We Take a 3D Digital Picture of Your Teeth and use a Robotic Milling Machine to Make your Crowns and White Fillings While You Wait

CEREC stands for CEramic REConstruction, or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics; this dental restoration product enables dentists to produce indirect ceramic dental restorations with the use of a number of computer-assisted technologies, such as CAD/CAM or 3D image photography. CEREC technology enables a patient’s teeth to be restored in a single dental appointment

Our dentists at Acorn Dental Care make use of CEREC technology to provide patients with the permanent, all-ceramic crowns, onlays, or dental veneers – all in a single dental appointment! This translates to the following benefits for the patients:

  • fewer injections
  • less drilling
  • less downtime/time away from busy schedules
  • no 2nd dental appointment
  • ne need for problematic temporaries

The CEREC Crown / Inlay is on the Left


A Video Showing a (Generic) White Inlay

Video: Showing a Generic Onlay Crown

  • Depending on the extent of the repair required sometimes the full top surface of the tooth is removed.
  • A Full Onlay is then produced to replace the biting surface.


At Acorn Dental Your Dental Crown will be Electronically Milled in 3D Right Before Your Eyes!


The CEREC procedure at Acorn Dental  will be carried out, and finished, in a single appointment

There is no need to go through multiple visits to the dentist for the teeth restorations to be completed and put into place – an experience that can both be uncomfortable and time-consuming. Teeth restorations through CEREC will only take 90 minutes to be completed, providing patients with much-improved smiles after just a few hours of treatment.



 Advantages of CEREC Teeth Restorations

  • CEREC teeth restorations provide a lot of convenience for patients, since the procedure will be done and completed in one dental appointment. There is no need to go back to the dentist for multiple visits, just to have the much-needed teeth restorations to be completed and put into place. CEREC treatment in Slough makes it possible for a patient to go to an Acorn Dental Care dentist for the CEREC tooth restoration in the morning, and go home later that same day flashing a more confident, and much brighter, smile.
  • CEREC tooth restorations are more esthetically pleasing compared to amalgam, gold, and other metals that have long been used as materials for restoring the teeth. CEREC uses ceramic materials that very closely resemble the colour of the natural teeth, to provide a much-improved smile that is very natural-looking.
  • The materials used for CEREC tooth restorations closely match the composition of natural teeth, making them very durable and functional. The CEREC tooth restoration materials will expand and contract normally when exposed to hot or cold temperatures, making the teeth restorations safe from cracking – so patients can enjoy their CEREC for a longer period of time.



More About New CEREC Bluecam (Digital Camera)

cerec_bluecamThe CEREC Bluecam is a handheld acquisition camera which is used to capture highly-precise digital impressions, with the aid of a highly-visible blue LED (light emitting diode); this camera can capture more highly-accurate details compared to other cameras out in the market. The CEREC Bluecam optics technology makes it possible to achieve a higher depth of accuracy and field; the increased computing power of the CEREC Bluecam results to very detailed impressions that can easily be translated to precise 3D digital models. The features of the CEREC Bluecam provide more technologically advanced chair-side CAD/CAM use and applications for both single-tooth and multi-tooth restorations – in a manner that is efficient as well as convenient for the user.

The CEREC Bluecam captures images at an exceptional speed. The technology of the CEREC Bluecam enables it to sense when the area is in focus, and automatically captures the digital impression with a high level of detail and accuracy. As digital impressions can be captured by the CEREC Bluecam without user intervention, this results in a more efficient experience, with shorter acquisition times. The efficiency of use, combined with the high precision results, make the CEREC Bluecam ideal for both single tooth, and multi-tooth restoration applications.


CEREC Bluecam Features

The CEREC Bluecam uses a single image acquisition technique, which combines a few single images to come up with a 3D model. The camera can be used for single tooth restoration applications, and can also be used for each quadrant or even for the full jaw. The CEREC Bluecam can be placed directly onto the surface of powder-coated teeth to capture very precise digital impressions.


CEREC Bluecam Benefits

  • The use of CEREC Bluecam results to highly precise digital impressions, with the accuracy and efficiency of the results proven thousands of times in clinical practice. The CEREC Bluecam can capture more precise details than any other camera out in the market today.
  • CEREC Bluecam offers increased precision with the use of a uniformed field of illumination, capturing even the smallest details in the digital impression.
  • Powdered tooth surfaces quickly can be scanned, and digital impressions captured, in just a few seconds with the CEREC Bluecam. A half arch digital impression can be captured in just 40 seconds, while a full arch impression is captured in just two minutes.
  • The CEREC Bluecam is easy to operate. The lens of the CEREC Bluecam can be positioned over the area that needs to be captured; as the camera senses when the area is already in focus and automatically captures the image, it is now easy to get a digital impression without user intervention. 

Dental Crown Options

  • A metal crown, covered in porcelain, is considered by many as traditional.
  • But in certain light, this can make the tooth look dull and lifeless.
  • An alternative is for the crown to be made of solid porcelain.
  • This will give a more natural look to the tooth.