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We all have busy lives these days. It can be hard to find the time for a dental appointment to fix your broken tooth. In most cases, it takes at least two weeks of waiting between appointments. When you just want your tooth to be fixed, those two weeks can seem like forever. That’s why your dentist in Scarborough can restore your smile in just one appointment with CEREC same-day crowns.



 What is CEREC?

CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of
Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction. Sounds like a mouthful, right?
What it boils down to is a simple, quick way of making and placing crowns in
just one visit to the dentist. It involves using a tiny camera to take digital
impressions of your tooth instead of using the plaster molds for traditional
crowns. Then, the crown is designed and made right here in the office as
opposed to being sent to a lab. Plus, the whole process is done in less than an
hour!

What Are the Advantages of One-Day CEREC Crowns?

  • No need
    for a temporary.
    With traditional crowns, you have to wear a temporary
    crown for a few weeks before receiving your permanent one. The temporary can be
    damaged or fall out, which could necessitate yet another dental visit. Using
    CEREC technology, you can get everything taken care of at once.
  • Digital
    impressions.
    Traditional plaster molds can be uncomfortable and a bit of a
    mess. CEREC takes digital impressions by scanning the dimensions of your tooth
    with a tiny camera. These measurements are much more accurate and less of a
    hassle.
  • Longer
    lifespan.
    CEREC uses a single block of solid ceramic materials to create
    the crown instead of pressed ceramic and metal. This makes it able to withstand
    more chewing, so it can last for ten to fifteen years with proper care. 
  • Virtually
    unnoticeable.
    The color of CEREC ceramic more closely matches the color of
    your natural teeth. No one will be able to tell you got a CEREC crown unless
    you go talking about how easy it was!
  • Less
    anxiety.
    Some people absolutely dread going to the dentist in general,
    especially getting a crown put on. Only having one appointment literally halves
    your anxiety. The CEREC process also is smoother and faster than that of a
    traditional crown. You’ve got nothing to worry about!

What Problems Can CEREC Crowns Fix?

  • Protecting a tooth that has been treated with a
    root canal.
  • Repairing a tooth that has decayed.
  • Restoring a tooth that has been structurally
    damaged.  
  • Completing a dental implant.
  • Improving the appearance of a misshapen or
    stained tooth.

As you can see, CEREC same-day crowns offer more convenience
and accuracy to the whole crown process. Not only can you save time, but you
will avoid future visits due to them breaking since they last longer.

Normally the procedure can be anxiety-inducing, but with
CEREC, you can keep your smile beautiful and worry-free!

About the Practice

Dr. Samantha Amaro, Dr. Arti Patel, and Dr. Anny
Charolia provide friendly, gentle, and nonjudgmental service at their practice
in Scarborough, Toronto. Dr. Amaro has a certification in CEREC same-day
crowns. She, along with the whole team, is dedicated to helping patients
improve their smiles as painlessly as possible. For more information about the
practice or about CEREC crowns, visit
their website
or call them at (416)-285-4545.