When both the tooth and root are damaged, the best permanent replacement is a dental implant in conjunction with a ceramic crown. This solution both looks and functions just like a natural tooth.
Without the root structure of a natural tooth the jawbone can shrink making your face look older.
There are no loose parts. An implant is stable and comfortable.
Normally, it will serve its owner for life.
Dental Implants LOOK and FEEL like natural teeth
A crown is a prosthetic positioned over a tooth to create a smoother look and enhance strength and durability.
WE now have the ability to make crowns in one visit using CEREC CAD/CAM technology. CEREC crowns are made from beautiful and durable ceramic. The ceramic comes in a wide variety of shades, and we can customize the color of your crown to deliver the most life-like appearance.
The placement of a crown is often recommended when:
a tooth is cracked
has an old filling
is severely decayed
With CEREC technology the process of creating a crown is much more convenient, and the fit and quality of the crown are excellent. To start, the Doctor will prepare your tooth to receive a crown and take a digital image of the tooth with a special camera. The crown will be designed on the computer, utilizing state-of-the-art CAD software. The CEREC milling unit fabricates the permanent restoration from a solid block of ceramic, then glazes it in a special oven at 900 degrees. This entire process takes either 30 or 60 min, depending on the type of material we use. You can relax, watch TV, or read a magazine or book while you wait. When your permanent crown is complete, Doctor Umanoff will adjust the details and then permanently bond it in place for a seamless fit and appearance.
Why Choose a CEREC One-Visit Crown:
They look beautiful as they are all ceramic.
Traditional crowns often look fake due to the gold on the inside of the crown. The ceramic on the outside just doesn’t look natural. Light passes through all-ceramic crowns just like it does real teeth, which makes them look significantly more natural.
In today’s busy world, it is nice not to have to come back after wearing a temporary crown for two or three weeks.
Fewer injections and less anesthetic
CEREC restoration can be created in minutes in a single visit! This means less anesthetic for you and fewer injections to keep the tooth numb.
The inconvenience of temporary crowns is done away with. No messy gel impressions are placed in the mouth and there is no need for multiple dental visits.
Bridges span the space created when teeth are missing. 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.