At Southcommon Dental in Mississauga, we use a variety of diagnostic and restorative dental technologies to help make your dental appointments more efficient.
'CEREC' stands for CEramic REConstruction. CEREC uses CAD and CAM (computer aided design and computer aided manufacturing) technology to take impressions quickly and generate precisely fitted dental restorations.
This means that if you need a dental restoration like a crown, inlay, or onlay, you can get your teeth restored during a single trip to the dentist, and you don't have to wait for weeks with a temporary restoration or schedule another appointment.
CEREC also uses a single block of solid ceramic materials to create the restoration, meaning that CEREC restorations can withstand the pressure of chewing and last for many years.
The color of CEREC ceramic restoration can be closely matched to the color of your natural teeth, so that they blend in almost imperceptibly.
Intraoral impression scanners take highly accurate images of your bite. They allow us to make adjustments to your dental treatment in real time, store data digitally, and show you the images of your mouth and the expected results of treatment on a chairside screen.
Digital x-ray imaging uses digital x-ray sensors instead of the traditional photographic x-ray film. This process produces highly accurate computer images of the teeth, gums, and oral structures, as well as any developing conditions.
Panoramic dental x-rays create a single image of your oral structures, including everything from the teeth, upper and lower jaws, and temporomandibular (TMJ) joints, to the nasal and sinus areas.
Panoramic x-rays provide essential context for diagnosis and treatment recommendations.