Cerec 3D Porcelain Restorations


Porcelain Crowns, Inlays and Onlays …In One Visit

At Metropolitan Dental, porcelain crowns, inlays, and onlays can be designed, manufactured, and bonded into place in just one visit, using our computer-aided CEREC 3D system.

Gone are the days when this kind of treatment meant one appointment to prepare the tooth and take an impression for the lab—and another a few weeks later to put in the permanent restoration. With CEREC 3D, the whole procedure only takes about an hour. That’s less than half the time you would usually spend in the chair!

First, we remove the decayed or weakened part of the tooth. Because the CEREC 3D system is so precise, we’re able to preserve much more of the good structure than is normally possible during this step.

Then, instead of having you bite down on a tray of “goop” to create an impression, we use a special camera to take a digital image of your tooth. The CEREC 3D software converts this image into a three-dimensional model of your new tooth—a process you can actually watch on our computer monitor.

With the click of a button, the design is sent to our milling machine, where a high-speed diamond bit creates your restoration from a solid ceramic block. Minutes later, the finished piece is polished and bonded in place—and you’re heading home with a radiant new smile!

Teeth before Cerec 3D Porcelain crowns, inlays and onlays at Metropolitan Dental  Creating Cerec 3D Porcelain Crown for customer at Metropolitan DentalAfter install of Cerec 3D Porcelain Crowns, inlays and onlays at Metropolitan Dental

Aside from the convenience, this technology also allows us to preserve more of the good tooth structure. Instead of grinding the tooth down as with conventional lab methods, we save as much of the natural tooth structure as possible. The optical CEREC image is able to match your own teeth so well, the only way you will know you had work done is by seeing a tooth coloured restoration in place of your dark silver/mercury fillings.

Benefits of CEREC 3D Technology

  • One visit
  • No messy impressions
  • No temporaries
  • Most durable all-porcelain restoration
  • Metal free

Finest Dental Materials

A CEREC tooth restoration isn’t just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals.

With CEREC, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. So, your tooth does not crack, and you can go on enjoying your evening. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

CEREC is capable of producing any single tooth restoration. Chipped or discolored front teeth can be repaired with beautiful CEREC porcelain anterior crowns or veneers.

Ask us if CEREC is right for you!


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  • Metropolitan Dental—Now Open

    To all of our valued patients of Metropolitan Dental:

    Hello everyone! This is coming to all of you with good news! We have finally received official approval to head back to work. We have been closed for almost three months. Needless to say we are all quite excited to head back to Metropolitan Dental and to once again see all of you for your dental needs.

    COVID-19 has been a very difficult time for all of us, including the shut down of dentistry across the province. We understand that many of you have been forced to wait for your dental care and we deeply appreciate your understanding and patience while we were closed. Your health and well being continue to be our highest priority as we carefully prepare and update our practice procedures. Please be assured that we will be taking care of you, just as we will be taking care of our families and ourselves.

    We know that our capacity of getting back to work will not be 100% initially, but we will be working hard to see all of you. We have opened our doors as of June 8th. We ask, unless you are experiencing an emergency, please wait for us to call you, instead of you calling the office. This will help to make our job of scheduling and re-scheduling patients easier. If you would like to email us to schedule or update an appointment click here.

    There are some new protocols that have been put in place by the Minister of Health for your next dental appointment, so we will be emailing these out to you prior to your appointment. These new screening processes are important for everyone to follow, we thank you for your co-operation.

    Once again, we thank you for your trust and patronage over the decades. Please remember as businesses continue to re-open, the DENTAL office is one of the cleanest and most sterile places that you will encounter. We have been working hard to ensure that commitment to you.

    We look forward to seeing all of your smiling faces again.


    Dr. Barton Walters, and Dr. Andrew Kaplan

    And the entire team at Metropolitan Dental

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