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Restorative Dentistry


Porcelain CEREC fillings/crowns

Today, we have grown accustomed to instant gratification. Amazon delivers packages in a day, Uber can have a meal at your door in minutes. So why shouldn’t getting a crown be any different?! There has to be a better way!

These computer generated fillings have ultimate tooth-like appearance, longevity and convenient one-appointment visits. Sometimes when old silver mercury or plastic fillings break down or there is a large cavity, in order to restore the tooth back to complete function, a porcelain inlay, onlay, or crown is warranted. With our Cerec 3D Cad/Cam machine, we are able to take digital images of the tooth for the most precise shape and fit.

The larger the restoration, the stronger the material needed to restore it to function. A good rule of thumb is if the old filling is greater than one half the width of the tooth or if a cusp is involved, the tooth might be a candidate for a porcelain restoration. Porcelain is similar in strength to tooth enamel especially compared to composite resin (plastic), which is much weaker. Any root canal treated tooth should receive a crown. Think of a root canal as a very large filling down the roots of a tooth. The tooth becomes very brittle and prone to fracture when it has a root canal. Discuss your options with Dr. Brown and Associates.

A bonded porcelain onlay/inlay also has the advantage of reinforcing the tooth. It can also lessen or prevent crack propagation in a tooth with an old restoration.

Same -Day Crowns avoid the placement of an uncomfortable temporary crown and the frustration of waiting for the permanent crown to be fabricated. Plus you can avoid yet another appointment to fit into your busy schedule!

Cerec restorations have become one of our most popular procedures today.


Teeth that are very brittle following root canal therapy require a crown. Also, teeth with large, broken down restorations may also require crowns since they add strength to the tooth. Crowns appear very natural since the colour can be chosen to match your existing tooth shade. Some people choose to whiten their teeth first and then have a crown placed in the new shade. Sometimes crowns are prepared at the initial visit and then the impression is sent to a lab for fabrication. The patient wears a temporary crown until they return to insert the permanent crown. Depending on the case and the materials used, some crowns can be made on our premises the same day. Discuss your options with Dr. Brown and Associates.

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Composite Resin

This is a very common dental filling. It is a white plastic material used to restore teeth. It is easy to use and requires only one appointment. Although not as strong as porcelain, it is sometimes an option for replacing old worn out fillings or for filling decayed teeth. Discuss your options with Dr. Brown and Associates to see how Composite Resins can enhance your smile.

Modern Dental Technology—Paving the Way for Preventive Dental Care

Innovative dental technology is revolutionizing the field of preventative dentistry. Preventive dental services such as digital X-rays, intraoral cameras, and dental lasers enable early detection of oral health issues. For anyone seeking preventative dentistry in Markham, these advancements in our dental office are turning into necessities.

New dental software not only makes dental diagnostics more precise and fast but has also become a cornerstone of preventative dental care. Advanced technologies are greatly contributing to preventative dentistry by detecting early tooth decay that often goes unnoticed by conventional dental examinations. These modern methods are definitely paving the way for preventative dentistry, allowing us to provide you with comprehensive preventive dental services and take timely action to maintain excellent dental health.

Frequently Asked Questions About Preventive Care and Treatments

1. How Often Should I Visit the Dentist?

Visiting the dentist every six months for check-ups and professional cleaning is highly recommended, as it helps in the early detection of potential dental issues and maintains your beautiful smile.

2. What Is Fluoride, and Why Is It Essential in Preventative Dentistry?

Fluoride is an essential mineral recognized for its efficiency in strengthening tooth enamel and helping prevent dental decay. It’s a significant element of preventive dentistry efforts.

3. How Can I Prevent Gum Disease?

Preventing gum disease involves maintaining regular oral hygiene practices, adopting a healthy diet, steering clear from tobacco use, and ensuring consistent and regular dental checkups, all part of efficient preventative dentistry in Markham.

4. What Are Dental Sealants in Terms of Preventative Dental Care?

Dental sealants are a critical preventive dentistry procedure in which protective coatings are applied to a tooth’s chewing surfaces. This strategy is key to maintaining a healthy tooth, as it helps prevent decay by providing a shield for these vulnerable areas.

5. Is Teeth Cleaning Harmful?

No, teeth cleaning doesn’t harm your teeth. It’s a vital service within preventative dentistry in Markham, significant for maintaining oral health, preventing disease, and keeping your smile bright and healthy.

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