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Archive for December 2020

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CEREC Crowns: A Quick Fix When You Need It Most

With the busiest time of year now upon us, the holiday season leaves little time for appointments. But what if you have a dental emergency because you’ve cracked or chipped a front tooth? You can’t wait for weeks to get a new restoration and smile. Thankfully, our dentist provides a quick fix with CEREC same-day dental crowns!

What Is CEREC?

CEREC is a treatment process that allows our dentist to design, mill, and cement a new dental crown in just one appointment at our office. That means, if you chip a tooth in the morning and we have emergency appointments available, you can once again have a complete smile by dinner.

Unlike the traditional dental crown process, CEREC treatment means you won’t have to wait weeks in an uncomfortable temporary while a dental lab creates your restoration. Instead, our in-house CEREC milling machine efficiently completes this entire process as you sit comfortably in the dentist’s chair!

Our CEREC Treatment Process

If you recently chipped a tooth or had an old crown pop off, you’re a great candidate for CEREC same-day restorations. At your appointment, we’ll first alter your tooth so that your new dental crown will fit without appearing unnatural and bulky. Then we’ll take digital impressions of this tooth that are uploaded into our design software.

Next, we’ll digitally design your new dental crown for a precise and aesthetic fit before sending this design to our in-house CEREC milling unit. This machine will custom fabricate your restoration from a block of porcelain in under 30 minutes. Then, we’ll color match the crown to your teeth and polish it, so it looks and feels natural. When your dental crown is cemented in place, your appointment is done!

Benefiting from CEREC Dental Crowns

  • A new dental crown in one visit
  • No uncomfortable temporaries
  • Eliminates messy goop impressions
  • Patient-fitted with digital technology
  • Milled from solid porcelain block
  • Long-lasting, functional, and aesthetic

Schedule Your Appointment

Have a damaged tooth? Don’t wait to schedule your one appointment with our office and receive your custom CEREC same-day dental crown!

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a model of implant supported dentures

Get your Smile back with Implant Supported Dentures

The holiday season is a wonderful time to celebrate family and friendships, not to mention a time for eating lots of delicious foods. But if you wear dentures, you may already be worried about how you’ll cope during the next few months. Without stable, strong teeth, it can be difficult to feel confident talking and laughing or worrisome to eat in front of others. Now is the perfect time to upgrade your dentures with dental implants!

What Are Implant Supported Dentures?

Implant supported dentures combine time-tested dentures with permanent dental implants to provide a fixed and stable solution. Unlike traditional removable dentures, this option relies on two or more dental implants instead of your gums to remain secure. Especially for a lower denture, the added stability from dental implants can make it easier to bite and chew foods.

How Implant Supported Dentures Work

Your current dentures rest over your gums and rely on natural suction or pastes and adhesives to remain in place. This often causes painful sores as your dentures slip and move. Over time, as your jaw shrinks, your dentures won’t fit anymore and will need relining or replacement. Implant supported dentures, alternatively, use two or more dental implants for support. These implants are surgically inserted into your jawbone and will provide natural stimulation just like tooth roots.

Your denture will snap onto these dental implants, where they’ll also receive the support and stability needed to function more like natural teeth. Secured and strong, implant supported dentures allow you to eat a wider variety of foods with ease, and you’ll no longer need to worry if your dentures will fall out when you least expect! Implant supported dentures provide the confidence boost you need to enjoy a happy and fulfilled holiday season with family and friends.

Benefits of Implant Supported Dentures

  • Secured in place for eating and chewing
  • No need for pastes or adhesives
  • Better comfort for talking and laughing
  • Boost your confidence and wellbeing
  • Improve oral and overall health

Schedule Your Consultation

You don’t need to live in discomfort or embarrassment this holiday season! Schedule your consultation with our office and learn how implant supported dentures can boost your comfort and confidence.

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