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Ev­ery­one knows that a beau­ti­ful smile and look­ing great go to­gether. Porce­lain ve­neers are all around us to­day. From the celebri­ties on the red car­pet to the girl next door, this eas­ily ac­ces­si­ble and rel­a­tively af­ford­able den­tal cos­metic en­hance­ment is the trend that does not seem to ever go out of style. If you want to change your smile and even look years younger, Cerec ve­neers could be your answer. These ve­neers are thin, porce­lain “cov­er­ings”, which are cemented onto your nat­u­ral teeth once a very small layer of enamel is shaved off. Peo­ple who want straighter teeth with­out the nui­sance of hav­ing to wear braces for years or teeth that do not re­spond to tra­di­tional whiten­ing tech­niques, ve­neers could be the answer for you. With the CEREC ma­chine, the pa­tient sim­ply comes in for one ap­point­ment and one ap­point­ment only. Pa­tients are so busy that they love this tech­nique. No gooey im­pres­sion ma­te­ri­als, no walk­ing around with tem­po­rary restora­tions. A 3D dig­i­tal cam­era is used to take the im­age of the whole mouth which is later sent to the com­puter. With that im­age, the tooth as the pa­tient watches. Then the fi­nal work is sent to a ma­chine where the tooth is milled. The whole process can take as lit­tle as 2 hours. With a sim­ple visit, it can eas­ily be de­ter­mined if you are a can­di­date for this pro­ce­dure. If you are, you can sched­ule the treat­ment, and then you will have your brand new smile. These ve­neers have an av­er­age life span of 8-15 years de­pend­ing on the pa­tient’s life­style and oral hy­giene main­te­nance. Cerec al­lows the den­tist to make all types of porce­lain restora­tions in the of­fice, while you en­joy a cup of cof­fee or read a mag­a­zine.

Dr. Jack Slome BIO Jack Slome pur­sued a ca­reer in Den­tistry, grad­u­at­ing in 1984 in Johannesburg. He moved to Canada in 1993 when he com­pleted the Board ex­ams and pur­chased the of­fice which be­came The Ac­co­lade Den­tal Cen­tre in 1995. Dr. Slome has trans­formed hun­dreds of smiles, treated many celebri­ties and ap­peared on Break­fast Tele­vi­sion, Canada AM, City Pulse News, Global News and Ci­ty­on­line.

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