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Same Day Dentistry

Indirect dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, or veneers are those that are fabricated outside of the mouth and then cemented in place. In most cases, indirect restorations are fabricated by a dental laboratory according to your dentist’s specifications. Because of the fact that dental laboratories are not on-site, this means that two dental appointments are required to place an indirect restoration. 

Same-day dentistry, on the other hand, allows indirect restorations to be offered to patients the same day as their appointment. This is possible because same-day dentistry uses CAD/CAM technology to scan the mouth and then fabricate the necessary restoration from a variety of dental materials. 

Did You Know?

CAD/CAM technology is becoming increasingly popular in dentistry. CAD stands for computer-aided design, while CAM stands for computer-aided manufacturing. Using this technology allows your dentist to provide permanent restorations with a single visit, without the use of conventional dental impressions, and at a lower cost than traditional restorations. 

Frequently Asked Questions: 

Am I a candidate for same-day dentistry?

You may be a candidate for same-day dentistry if you are receiving restorative and/or cosmetic dental treatments that require the use of crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, or veneers. To determine if you are eligible for same-day dentistry, schedule a consultation with Dr. Sanket Upadhay of Birch Point Dental Clinic today. 

What can I expect when having same-day dentistry at Birch Point Dental Clinic?

When having same-day dentistry, you can first expect to have your mouth numbed in order to keep you comfortable during the procedure. Once your mouth is numb, Dr. Sanket Upadhay will begin by preparing the affected tooth for the desired restoration. This usually consists of removing any decayed or damaged tissue, and then reshaping the tooth to accommodate the restoration. After the tooth has been prepared, an oral scan will be taken of your mouth. The information obtained during the oral scan is then uploaded to an in-office milling machine that will fabricate your restoration while you wait. In most cases, it takes a little over an hour to have your restoration completed. During this time, you have the option of waiting or touring the neighborhood and returning at a later time. 

What can I expect after having same-day dentistry?

After having a restoration placed with a same-day dental appointment, you will be able to return to your normal routine and diet. Since same-day dentistry appointments provide you with your permanent restoration, you will not need to follow any special guidelines like you would while wearing a temporary restoration. However, you will still need to care for your restoration by brushing twice a day, flossing daily, and visiting Birch Point Dental Clinic twice a year for cleanings and dental exams. 

Call today to schedule your appointment with Dr. Sanket Upadhyay at Birch Point Dental Clinic. Located in the Bay & Algoma neighborhood, our location allows you to have your teeth looked at while also providing the opportunity to shop local and enjoy spaghetti take out at the famous Italian Cultural Centre across the street.  

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Same Day Dentistry

Indirect dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, or veneers are those that are fabricated outside of the mouth

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Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and often require prompt treatment by an experienced emergency dentist. At Birch Point

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Invisalign®

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composite dental filling procedure

Fillings

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Root Canals

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Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are procedures performed when one or more teeth poses a risk to the rest of your oral health.

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Digital X-Rays

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Mouth Guard

Mouthguards are dental appliances made to fit over the teeth in order to protect them from damage. There are different

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Dental Sealants

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Teeth Whitening

Over the years, our teeth develop stains and discolorations from a variety of different sources. While highly pigmented foods and

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Veneers

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Dental Bonding

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same day dentistry thunder bay

Same Day Dentistry

Indirect dental restorations such as crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays, or veneers are those that are fabricated outside of the mouth

Woman having pain in jaw

Emergency Dentistry

Dental emergencies can occur at any time and often require prompt treatment by an experienced emergency dentist. At Birch Point

clear Invisalign bracket on isolated background

Invisalign®

Invisalign® is a type of orthodontic treatment that utilizes a clear aligner appliance to gradually optimize the position of the

composite dental filling procedure

Fillings

Fillings are restorative dental procedures used to restore decayed teeth. They are used to fill dental cavities in order to

Root Canals

Root canals are restorative dental procedures used to remove infected tissue from the inside of the tooth. When a tooth

Tooth Extractions

Tooth extractions are procedures performed when one or more teeth poses a risk to the rest of your oral health.

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Dentures

Dentures are partial or full sets of fake teeth. Partial dentures are used in cases where there are multiple missing

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Crowns and Bridges

Dental crowns are a type of restoration used to restore damaged or decayed teeth, while dental bridges are used to

patient receiving dental bonding treatment

Dental Bonding

Dental bonding, also known as composite bonding or cosmetic bonding, is a minimally invasive cosmetic dental procedure. It uses composite

close up of teeth after veneer treatment

Veneers

Veneers are thin, porcelain shells that are adhered to the front side of visible teeth in order to improve their

before and after dental whitening treatment

Teeth Whitening

Over the years, our teeth develop stains and discolorations from a variety of different sources. While highly pigmented foods and

patient receiving dental sealant treatment

Dental Sealants

Since your dentist is mainly concerned with preserving your oral health, they offer a variety of preventative treatments. One of

doctor holding mouth guard

Mouth Guard

Mouthguards are dental appliances made to fit over the teeth in order to protect them from damage. There are different

doctor examining dental x-rays

Digital X-Rays

Digital x-rays are low-radiation dental x-rays that allow Dr. Sanket Upadhyay to take a closer look at the health of

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