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Updated On Sunday, December 16, 2018 03:41:31 PM

Same Day Dental Crowns - A Smart Technology

We aim to stay current with the multitude of technological advances that are occurring in dentistry. We are proud to have the same day crown innovation in our office. It permits us to develop crowns and larger restorations in our office. Same day crowns use the most sophisticated dental technology, consisting of 3D video imaging and CAD/CAM innovation. In layman's terms, it is a computer-designed restoration for your tooth. The entire procedure takes in between 1-2 hours and can be completed in one sitting.

Typically, a crown in the past would have needed 2 appointments. The first visit includes preparing the tooth, taking the mold, and fitting a temporary crown. During the 2nd visit, the short-term crown is replaced with the permanent one. With a same day crown, the whole procedure can be finished in just one appointment. We will use video imaging technology to tke a picture of the tooth and use CAD/CAM technology to design the crown. This 3D design is wirelessly transmitted to a milling machine that carves the restoration from a vacuum formed ceramic block. We will then adhere the new crown to your tooth. This eliminates the need to wear a short-term as well as a 2nd visit.

Restorative dentistry procedures can be very important to the overall health of your teeth and mouth. Please call our office and request a visit.





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CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction and is a tool in our office that can take accurate digital imagery of areas requiring restoration and produce the appropriate restoration on the spot.

With our CEREC cad/cam machine, you can have your crown or other restoration completed in just one visit. We will develop and custom fit your tooth precisely with our computer milling unit right in the office. You no longer have to have a temporary crown or wait weeks for the lab to fabricate your crown.

CEREC can be used in a broad scope of indications: inlays, onlays, partial crowns, posterior crowns, anterior crowns and veneers.


Other Dental Treatments That May Be Offered

A variety of dental treatments may be available for our local clients. Our goal is to offer a warm and reassuring environment for your dental experience, whether you are visiting us for the first time for a dental evaluation and cleaning, or you are returning to finish your cosmetic smile makeover.

The services listed below are just a sampling of what we may offer:

  • Dental Crowns

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Full & Partial Dentures

  • Dental Bonding

  • TMJ Treatments

  • Gum Disease

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Dental Bridges

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Fillings


Today's Topic Is:

Porcelain Veneers (Tooth)

Veneers are a really thin pieces of durable, tooth shaped, porcelain that are customizeded (for shape and color) by a professional dental laboratory. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a gorgeous and attractive smile.

Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the perfect solution in treating lots of cosmetic dental conditions for the front teeth.

As with many dental restorations, veneers might at some point require replacement; however, they are still extremely long lasting and will last multiple years, giving you a long lasting, stunning smile.

How Are Veneers Placed?

Veneers are a dental procedure where a covering is positioned over the outside (noticeable area) of the tooth. Veneers are usually only done to the part of the teeth that are visible when talking or grinning. The treatment can be direct or indirect.

The direct method generally involves placing composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This approach is usually referred to as bonding.

The indirect strategy typically involves two appointments because the veneers will be made at a dental lab. At the very first visit the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are provided a temporary covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The lab fabricated veneers are normally made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are really esthetic.

The benefit of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the procedure is generally less uncomfortable. Veneers are not recommended for teeth that have big fillings or little tooth structure.

You will get care directions for your veneers. Proper brushing, flossing and routine dental visits will help in the life of your brand-new and lovely veneers.


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