man viewing new dental crownIt’s bad enough that your tooth is damaged to the point of needing a crown or other restoration. You know it’s got to be done but hassling with multiple office visits? Nobody’s got time for that…until now. Everyone can find time for same day crowns in Scarborough, made possible through a technology called CEREC®.

What is CEREC technology?

CEREC is an acronym that stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. It’s a revolutionary new tool that allows your dentist in Scarborough to take a digital image of the areas of your tooth that need restoration and create an exact replica of the area to be restored or replaced out of a single piece of ceramic. Ceramics are biocompatible, meaning they are made of materials that are not harmful to living tissue, have a lower risk of allergic reaction, and will not expand or fracture over time.

Does “same-day” mean all day?

While everyone loves the idea of same day crowns, what does that actually mean? It means fast. You’re usually in and out in a less than 2 hours.

Are there any other advantages to CEREC?

Less time in the chair is just one of CEREC’s many benefits to patients, which include:

  • No more gagging – you don’t have to have impressions made
  • Your crown is made right on the spot
  • It fits perfectly – the technology creates the exact dimensions and shape needed
  • It may cost less than traditionally created restorations
  • You don’t have to leave with an unsightly temporary crown and return for the permanent crown in a follow-up visit

You might even decide to finally get around to visiting the Toronto zoo with all the time you save!

When you say “crowns,” is that all CEREC can do?

CEREC restoration comes in all kinds of forms, including crowns, inlays, onlays and bridges. The process is the same for any type of restoration.

Is CEREC for everyone?

Anyone looking to repair a cracked tooth or replace older restorations that are failing or made of metal with a biocompatible restoration is a candidate for a CEREC restoration. With all its benefits for patients, CEREC is the dentistry of the future, exactly what busy dental patients need today.

About the Author

White Willow Family and Cosmetic dentists Dr. Samantha Amaro and Dr. Arti Patel are motivated to help their patients become pain free and confident through the creation of beautiful smiles. They are committed to making that process as convenient and comfortable as possible with state-of-the-art technology like CEREC. Call 416-285-4545 to find out why White Willow patients consistently give 5-star reviews.