Cerec 3 - 3D, the phenomenally accurate, CONSERVATIVE, computerized single visit porcelain (no impression) Veneer, Inlay/Onlay, 3/4 and full Crown tooth restoration system!
CEREC 3D, allows dentists to quickly restore damaged teeth with natural-coloured ceramic fillings, saving patients time and inconvenience.
An image of the tooth from a 3D camera is sent to a milling machine accurate to 25 microns which is more accurate than any lab.
CEREC 3D is the world's system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC 3D you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For the patient this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.
Crowns & Bridges
A crown is used to entirely cover or "cap" a damaged tooth. Besides strengthening a damaged tooth, a crown can be used to improve its appearance, shape or alignment. A crown can also be placed on top of an implant to provide a tooth-like shape and structure for function.
A bridge may be recommended if you're missing one or more teeth. Gaps left by missing teeth eventually cause the remaining teeth to rotate or shift into the empty spaces, resulting in a bad bite. The imbalance caused by missing teeth can also lead to gum disease and temporomandibular joint (TMJ) disorders.
How long do Crowns & Bridges last?
While crowns and bridges can last a lifetime, they do sometimes come loose or fall out. The most important step you can take to ensure the longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. To prevent damage to your new crown or bridge, avoid chewing hard foods, ice or other hard objects.
A dental implant is a titanium "root" device used in dentistry to support restorations that resemble a tooth or group of teeth to replace missing teeth and help prevent and stop jaw bone loss.
Dental implants are not for everyone. You must be in good general health, have healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw to support the implant(s). Dentist or dental specialists is recommended to be seen several times until the work is done, and you must take very good care of your implant(s).To replace missing teeth, implants may be the solution you've been looking for.
Teeth whitening is designed to lighten the color of your teeth. Your smile is important. It's one of the first things you notice when you meet someone. Whitening can get your smile looking its best.
A partial or complete set of artificial teeth for either the upper or lower jaw. Also called dental plate. There are partial dentures, which take the place of only a few teeth and prevent the others from changing position. If all the teeth are gone, the person would need complete dentures, which replace every tooth in the mouth.
A partial denture is a removable dental appliance that replaces multiple missing teeth. It can be attached to the teeth with clasps or it can be attached to the teeth with crowns with precision attachments. A denture helps you to properly chew food, a difficult task when you are missing teeth. In addition, a denture may improve speech and prevent a sagging face by providing support for lips and cheeks.
Full or complete dentures replace all the teeth in both jaws. A full denture replaces all the teeth in one jaw. Complete dentures are indicated when all the teeth are missing, while partial dentures replace certain missing teeth. The dentist begins by removing any teeth that are not restorable. An impression (mold) is then taken of the gums space and remaining teeth, which is sent to the laboratory. The laboratory will then use this impression as well as other directions by the dentist to fabricate customized partial or complete dentures.
Night Mouth Guards
Night mouth guards are bite pads that are supposed to be worn at night as you sleep. There are also mouth guards for day use, though. These guards are usually made of high-grade plastic and should fit the teeth or mouth perfectly. This device keeps the upper teeth from grinding with the lower teeth, offering an instant solution to teeth clenching problems.
Wisdom teeth are the last permanent teeth to form and move into the mouth. When they align properly and gum tissue is healthy, wisdom teeth do not have to be removed. Unfortunately, this does not generally happen.
Wisdom teeth will usually emerge at around 16 to 18 years of age and be fully developed by the age of 22 or 23. This was assumed to be the "age of wisdom", which is where the term "wisdom" teeth originated. Wisdom teeth are the last teeth to erupt in the mouth.
Veneers are very thin acrylic or porcelain shells that are attached to the front part of teeth. Like bonding, veneers can cover badly-stained teeth, chipped teeth, uneven teeth and large fillings. Veneers can be made from porcelain or from resin composite materials. Porcelain veneers resist stains better than their counterpart and better mimic the light reflection of the teeth. However, resin veneers are thinner. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer for you with your dentist.
Dental bonding can repair chips and cracks in teeth, and cover areas of discoloration. During the procedure a composite resin is applied to the tooth, layer-by-layer, and dried and hardened with a laser. The dentist will smooth and polish the bonded material once it has set.
Pit & Fissure sealants
Pit and Fissure Sealants are used to protect the chewing surfaces of molar teeth from decay. These surfaces often decay because of the deep pits and grooves where the toothbrush bristles will not reach.
First, white composite fillings are almost impossible to detect, unlike silver metal fillings that are easy to notice. Metal fillings are obvious indicators that patients have received treatment for cavities. White fillings are made of a strong composite resin that is matched to the surrounding tooth color. They can restore a decayed tooth or repair a defect. Although they are often used on the front teeth where a natural appearance is important, they may also be used on a back tooth when the restoration is small or may be visible.
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected. In the past, if you had an infected or diseased tooth, you'd probably lose that tooth. With the root canal treatment, you are giving the chance to save that tooth. "Root canal" is the term used to describe the natural cavity within the center of the tooth. A root canal requires one or more office visits and can be performed by a dentist or endodontist.
Dental Exams & Cleaning
Everyone should have their teeth checked and cleaned at least twice a year, though we may recommend more frequent visits depending on the conditions of your gums and teeth. During dental exams, patients' teeth and gums are carefully inspected under the magnification of the intra-oral camera for the subtlest signs of damage or disease. Cavities, gum disease, and other problems are best detected early so they can be effectively treated before the damage becomes too extensive.
The teeth are examined for signs of decay, as well as chips, cracks, loose fillings, and other damage. The depth of the pockets between the teeth and gums is also measured to ensure that none of these spaces has become too deep, which is a sign of gum disease.
Sports Mouth Guards
It is estimated by the American Dental Association that mouthguards prevent approximately 200,000 injuries each year in high school and collegiate football alone. A mouthguard is a protective device for the mouth that covers the teeth and gums to prevent and reduce injury to the teeth, arches, lips and gums. Mouthguards are most often used to prevent injury in contact sports.
Mouthguards are shock absorbers that do much more than protect smiles. They play a critical role in preventing injuries to the teeth, head and neck! Made of soft plastic or laminate material, a mouthguard covers the teeth to protect them from direct blows. They are lightweight and precision fitted for increased comfort, and do not interfere with speaking or breathing. Mouthguards are designed by your dentist to custom fit for better tooth protection.
Periodontal (Gum Treatment)
Our mouths are full of bacteria. These bacteria, along with mucus and other particles, constantly form a sticky, colorless "plaque" on teeth. When gingivitis is not treated, it can advance to "periodontitis" (which means "inflammation around the tooth.") In periodontitis, gums pull away from the teeth and form spaces (called "pockets") that become infected. It is a chronic infection of the gums which is characterized by a loss of attachment between the tooth and the jawbone.
It is the leading cause of tooth loss among adults. Over time this infection can cause inflammation in the bone, causing it to slowly disappear, undermining the attachment to the tooth. This loss of bone is what distinguishes periodontitis from gingivitis, where no bone loss occurs. After many years this can lead to tooth loss.
TMJ (Temporomandibular joint)
Temporomandibular joint and muscle disorders, commonly called "TMJ," are a group of conditions that cause pain and dysfunction in the jaw joint and the muscles that control jaw movement. In more detail, the headaches or dizziness that TMJ causes may make the person suffering TMJ nauseous. The earaches might be accompanied with ringing of the ears and in severe cases, hearing loss. The pain experienced in the face in TMJ can also radiate to the neck and shoulders where the joints can be overextended.
In 1990’s, the most revolutionary development was digital imaging system, first introduced at International Dental Show (IDS) in 1995. Planmeca’s digital imaging system was a significant step towards integrated information concept of the dental practices.
In 1999 Planmeca introduced an integrated information technology system for a digital dental practice – all in one-concept –allowing instant access to all digital clinical patient information at chairside from a flat panel display mounted on the dental unit.
Do you have stained teeth or wish your smile was whiter and brighter?
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Consult one of our dentist or dental specialists to learn more information about “Nite White” take-home teeth whitening kit.
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