Complete Your Smile in One Day
At our Kitchener-Waterloo dental office, our CEREC CAD/CAM technology is changing the face of cosmetic treatments. Dr. Ashraf uses this advanced dental technology to create a customized, durable dental restoration completely in our own office.
A CEREC porcelain crown is typically created to cover or “cap” a damaged or decayed tooth that enhances the aesthetics of your smile. Our technology allows us to deliver a completely restored smile in just one appointment with our in-house lab. You won’t have to wear a temporary crown any longer and you’ll be able to reveal your new smile right away.
How Does CEREC Work?
Also known as Ceramic Reconstruction, CEREC brings computer-assisted design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology to our dental office. Dr. Ashraf will take a digital, 3D impression of your mouth and create a restoration that blends seamlessly with your smile.
After completing your restorative treatment, Dr. Ashraf will prepare your new CEREC crown to ensure it fits properly in your mouth and matches the exact shape and color or your natural teeth. Once he confirms it’s a perfect match, he will bond it to your tooth and polish its surface.
What Does Dr. Ashraf Use CEREC Restorations For?
For our Kitchener-Waterloo patients, our CEREC restorations allow you to achieve your ideal smile without having to wait weeks for a lab to send in your final cap. By bringing all parts of your treatment process to our Waterloo office, you can come in for an appointment with Dr. Ashraf and leave with a rejuvenated smile.
Dr. Ashraf finishes off a variety of treatments with CEREC restorations, including:
The Benefits of Using CEREC
Convenience isn’t the only benefit that comes with our advanced restorative technology. In addition to getting a same-day crown, other benefits of CEREC include:
- Comfortable Impressions – CEREC uses a unique digital scanner that creates a 3D model of your smile that displays directly on our screens. Not only does this allow you to look at your smile from a new angle, but it also 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 or improperly made restorations. Our CAD/CAM technology removes human error from the equation by creating restorations that are customized to the specifications of your unique smile and placed with unmatched precision.
- Metal-Free — Each CEREC restoration is made out of highly durable porcelain. By eliminating metal from your smile, you can avoid the sensitivity that comes with metal crowns and enjoy a restoration that matches the color of your smile.
Discover the CEREC Advantage with Dr. Ashraf
Are you ready to see how CEREC restorations can improve your smile? Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation with our Kitchener-Waterloo dentist, Dr. Ashraf. With the benefits of repairing your damaged teeth all in one day, you can come in for your appointment and leave with a fully restored smile that looks, feels, and functions just like your natural teeth.
Frequently Asked Questions
Are CEREC crowns better than traditional crowns?
CEREC crowns are made from durable, tooth-colored porcelain for a natural appearance and long-lasting results. There’s no measurable difference in strength and effectiveness between a CEREC crown and a traditional porcelain crown. However, the convenience of completing your treatment in one appointment makes CEREC the more appealing choice for many patients.
How long do CEREC crowns last?
CEREC crowns are designed to look and function just like your natural teeth. They’re highly durable and typically last ten to fifteen years, the same as traditional crowns. But with exceptional care, your CEREC crown may last even longer.
Are CEREC crowns covered by insurance?
Unfortunately, just as with traditional crowns, CEREC crowns are typically not covered by dental insurance. Since they’re a cosmetic treatment, most providers won’t offer any payment for them. However, you may be able to get a portion of your treatment cost covered depending on the terms of your plan.