Ferris Lane Dental in Barrie uses digital x-rays along with CEREC and laser technology for your customized dental treatment plan.
Digital x-rays provide our dentists with a picture of your overall health that cannot be seen with the naked eye. X-rays are taken during your first visit to our office, and during subsequent visits as advised by your dentist.
Digital x-rays provide a number of benefits including:
Digital x-rays provide lower amounts of radiation.
Digital x-rays allow for immediate results, allowing the dentist to detect any dental health concerns in real time.
Digital x-rays do not require any chemicals for development and are stored electronically for easy access.
Our dentists use laser technologies for a number of different procedures. From teeth whitening to gum therapy, cold sore treatment, restoration/crown preparation and frenectomy treatment.
Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEramic REConstruction (CEREC) is the most technologically advanced device in the field of dentistry today. Instead of wearing a temporary for a few weeks, we deliver the care in the same appointment. Your tooth is scanned by a computer, the restoration is designed and then milled to completion.
The crown is then delivered before the anesthesia (numbness) even wears off.First and foremost, the restoration can be performed in a single session, usually in about one hour. With CEREC there's no need for us to make an impression and send it to a lab. We won't inconvenience you by asking you to return for a second visit.
The restoration is natural looking, because it is made of tooth-colored ceramic material. It's metal-free - no silver fillings to discolor your smile! The ceramic material is compatible with tissue in your mouth and is high-grade, anti-abrasive and plaque-resistant. It allows us to be extremely precise and save more of the healthy part of your tooth.
- CEREC porcelain is very tooth-like. It is smoother than traditional porcelains and does not cause as much wear to the opposing teeth.
- CEREC restorations are more conservative than traditional crowns. More of the natural tooth structure is retained with this new technology.
- CEREC restorations are bonded to the tooth. This reduces sensitivity and strengthens the tooth. Most traditional crowns are cemented with glues that can "wash away" in time.
- X-rays penetrate CEREC porcelain so the dentist can see problems, if they develop, down the road. It is difficult to see what is happening under traditional metal or porcelain-to-metal crowns with dental X-rays.