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Preserving Natural Teeth: The Precision of CEREC® Restorations

April 10, 2024
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When it comes to tooth restoration, precision is key. The goal is to preserve as much of the natural tooth as possible while still achieving a strong and functional restoration. This is where CEREC® restorations come in. CEREC® stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics and is a revolutionary technology that allows for same-day, in-office restorations. Let’s take a closer look at the precision and benefits of CEREC® restorations.

What are CEREC® Restorations?

CEREC® restorations are ceramic restorations that are created using computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology. This means that instead of taking physical impressions and sending them to a lab, your dentist can use a digital scanner to create a 3D image of your tooth and design a custom restoration right in the office. The restoration is then milled from a block of ceramic material, ensuring a precise fit and natural appearance.

Precision and Accuracy

One of the main benefits of CEREC® restorations is their precision and accuracy. The digital scanning technology allows for a more accurate and detailed image of the tooth, resulting in a restoration that fits perfectly. This means less adjustments and a better overall fit for the patient. Additionally, the milling process is extremely precise, creating a restoration that is the exact shape and size needed for the tooth.

Preservation of Natural Tooth Structure

CEREC® restorations are designed to preserve as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. With traditional restorations, more of the tooth may need to be removed in order to accommodate the material and create a strong bond. However, with CEREC® restorations, the ceramic material is bonded directly to the tooth, allowing for a more conservative approach. This means less drilling and a more natural-looking restoration.

Same-Day Convenience

One of the biggest benefits of CEREC® restorations is the convenience of same-day treatment. With traditional restorations, patients may need to wait weeks for their restoration to be created in a lab and then schedule a separate appointment for placement. With CEREC® restorations, everything is done in one visit. This means less time off work and less hassle for the patient.

Long-Lasting Results

CEREC® restorations are crafted from premium ceramic materialthat is strong and durable. This means that they can last for many years with proper care. Additionally, the precise fit of the restoration means less chance of bacteria and decay getting underneath the restoration, leading to a longer lifespan for the restoration and the natural tooth.

Tooth Repair

Tooth repair is a crucial aspect of dental care, aiming to restore the function and aesthetics of damaged teeth. Various methods can be employed for tooth repair, with CEREC® restorations being a notable option. CEREC® restorations ensures a strong and durable repair but also minimizes the removal of healthy tooth structure, promoting a conservative and natural-looking outcome. By opting for CEREC® restorations, patients can benefit from same-day treatment, convenience, and long-lasting results, making it a preferred choice for effective tooth repair.

CEREC® restorations offer a precise and convenient solution for tooth restoration. With their ability to preserve natural tooth structure and provide long-lasting results, they are a popular choice for patients and dentists alike. If you are in need of a tooth restoration, be sure to ask your dentist about CEREC® restorations and experience the benefits for yourself.


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Lamine Diallo
Lamine Diallo
02:21 15 Jun 22
My family and I have been receiving care from Dr. Ashraf and his amazing team since we first moved to Waterloo in 2002. His assessment skills are spot on, he is gentle and is very skilled at working with anxious\nervous patients. My dental hygienist is Lin who is very knowledgeable, and passionate about her work. She is amazingly gentle yet very,very thorough when it comes to preventative dental care. She is didactic as well, taking the time to teach patients how to use certain equipment as well as addressing gingivitis in pro-active ways. We are in very capable hands.
Trisa Kapetaneas
Trisa Kapetaneas
18:12 01 Jun 22
I have been a patient here for over 2 years now and I've always enjoyed the experience. The staff are professional and have always made me feel comfortable. I recently had a cleaning done by Lynn for the first time and she was amazing! Will continue to visit for my checkups/cleanings.
Aamir Mirza
Aamir Mirza
14:54 03 May 22
Dr. Ashraf and his team is amazing. All work done under one umbrella for entire family. We all are very happy to be under the care for the last 20 plus years. Lin, dental hygienist is remarkable professional. She knows her job so well that I look forward to my cleaning every time I'm scheduled. Thank you Lin for your amazing work for my entire family!
Alena Delena
Alena Delena
14:50 02 May 22
My family loves Dr Ashraf. We've been through many dentists in many cities and he's by far our favourite one. He's always thorough and professional. His referrals are also of equal high caliber. I went to him for a root canal and a crown. I had many concerns and he addressed them all personally. He even went so far as to redo a root canal for me. Recommend.
Nicole Wood
Nicole Wood
15:31 28 Apr 22
I found Ashraf Dentistry a year ago and I absolutely love their dental clinic. Everyone is very kind and thorough. Lin is the best dental hygienist I've ever had! She takes the time to ensure I receive the care I need. Both dentists I've seen have also been very kind and wonderful at making me feel like my teeth are being taken care of. Highly recommend!
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