CEREC CAD/CAM technology is changing the face of cosmetic dental treatments. At the Waterloo dental office of Dr. Ashraf, we use this dental technology to create customized, durable dental restorations all from the convenience of our office. Whether you’re coming in for emergency dental care or to cover severely damaged teeth for cosmetic purposes, CEREC technology allows you to achieve your dream smile in just one appointment.
How Does CEREC Work?
Also known as Ceramic Reconstruction, CEREC brings computer assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to our dental office. For Dr. Ashraf, this means the ability to take a digital impression of your smile and create the best restoration for your smile, right in our office. For patients, CEREC allows you to achieve your ideal smile without having to wait weeks for a lab to send your porcelain crown, veneer, inlay, or onlay. By bringing all parts of the restoration process to our Waterloo office, you can come in for an appointment or consultation with Dr. Ashraf and leave with a fully restored smile.
The Benefits of Using CEREC
Convenience isn’t the only benefit that comes with CEREC technology. In addition to getting a same day crown or bridge, other benefits of CEREC technology include:
- Comfortable Impressions – CEREC uses a unique digital scanner that creates a 3D model of your smile, directly on our screens. Not only does this allow you to look at your smile from a new angle, it allows Dr. Ashraf to comprehensively evaluate all parts of your smile. From there, our Waterloo dentist is able to determine the extent of damage and create a porcelain restoration that best fits your unique smile.
- Accuracy — Too often, treated teeth become reinfected due to human error and incorrectly made restorations. CEREC CAD/CAM technology removes human error from the equation. By creating restorations that are customized to the specifications of your unique smile, you can trust that your future crown, veneer, or bridge will fit in perfectly with the rest of your smile.
- Metal-Free Crowns & Bridges — Each CEREC restorations is made out of a highly durable porcelain. By eliminating metal from your smile, you can avoid the sensitivity that comes with metal crowns and enjoy a restoration that precisely matches the color of the rest of your smile.
Discover the CEREC Advantage with Dr. Ashraf
We are thrilled with the wonderful results that our CEREC technology helps us provide to patients. Want to see how CEREC restorations can improve your smile? Contact our office to schedule a free consultation with our Waterloo dentist!