A CEREC® tooth restoration is not 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®, Dr. Masters uses 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, making it less likely to cause cracking and breakage. Also, the materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so Dr. Masters can save as much healthy tooth structure as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.