Same Day Crown Restorations
CEREC stands for CERamic REConstruction and is a tool in our office that can take accurate digital images of areas needing restoration and produce the appropriate restoration on the spot.
With our CEREC cad/cam machine, you can have your crown or other restoration finished in just one visit. We will design 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 laboratory to produce your crown.
CEREC can be used in a full scope of indications: inlays, onlays, partial crowns, posterior crowns, anterior crowns and veneers.
Additional Dental Treatments That May Be Available
A range of dental treatments may be available for our local patients. Our goal is to provide a warm and soothing 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 shown below are just a sampling of what we may offer:
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- Dental Crowns
- Dental Implants
- Teeth Whitening
- Total & Partial Dentures
- Dental Bonding
- TMJ Treatments
- Gum Disease
- Porcelain Veneers
- Dental Bridges
- Root Canal Therapy
TMJ (Temporal Mandibular Joint)
TMJ stands for temporal-mandibular joint. Temporal, as in temple area of skull; mandibular as in mandible, or lower jaw; joint as in it's where the head and jaw meet. Issues in this joint might be brought on by a misalignment of the teeth, trauma, or excess muscle stress. Aside from the two bones that meet there, cartilage buffers them and five muscles are associated with the area. If something fails a good deal of trouble can result.
Problems in this area can cause:
- Pain in the jaw muscles.
- Soreness in opening and closing the mouth.
- Soreness in the area, often extending to the face.
- Clicking or popping of the jaw.
Dental treatments for the condition can include replacing missing teeth, moving teeth, adjusting the bite, filling gaps in between teeth, etc. There is no one solution that is right for all cases. Sometimes a plastic mouth piece is used to prevent clenching or grinding that is adding to the issue. If untreated and required to extremes, surgery may be required to fix a badly damaged joint.
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For more information about same-day crowns, visit these manufacturers and suppliers: Carestream
, Patterson Companies
, and Stratasys Ltd.