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Posts for: November, 2020
CEREC® Pasadena for a Remarkable Smile
CEREC® is a remarkable treatment that replaces dental crowns in a single day. Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, or CEREC®, utilizes same day dentistry technology making the entire dental crown process easier..
CEREC® for Dental Crowns
CEREC® is made from biocompatible dental materials matched to the rest of your smile. If you and your team of Pasadena dentists determine that you are a good candidate for CEREC®, digital pictures and impressions are taken before being sent to a computer that is loaded with the CEREC® software. Once your dentist is satisfied with the results the images are downloaded to the onsite-milling machine for fabrication. As you can imagine, this makes the entire process more streamlined and less time consuming.
Conventional Dental Crowns take Time
Conventional metal to porcelain and metal crowns require two, or sometimes three dental appointments. CEREC® is completed in a single dental visit. Conventional crowns require messy impressions; same day dentistry uses digital impressions. Metal to porcelain and metal crowns also require temporary crowns. Again, CEREC® is completed in a single dental visit and requires no temporary crowns.
Because you don’t require multiple dental visits with CEREC. When you weigh out your time and commitment CEREC® is the more affordable way to go.
Is CEREC® for Everyone?
According to Dr. Paul Shinto and Dr. Kyle Low, same day dentistry is the perfect solution for many. However, you will need to schedule an appointment to be sure.
Same day dental crowns repair a multitude of problems including chipped and cracked teeth and teeth that are badly stained. Your Pasadena dentist may also recommend CEREC® for old dental crowns, inlays and onlays.
Learn More from your Pasadena Dentist
If you would like to learn more about CEREC®, call and schedule an appointment today.
Replacing Old Dental Restorations: Is it Necessary?
Having dental restorations checked regularly is important for both oral and overall health. Old dental restorations can be problematic and can leak, causing decay, which can lead to more serious problems.
How Old is Old?
Fillings can last between 7 and 15 to 20 years or more depending on the size and location and the type of dental filling material that the dentist used. It also depends on how well you have done with your oral hygiene.
Dental crowns and other restorations are the same. It really depends on how diligent you are with brushing, flossing, diet, and dental visits. If you take good care of your restorations, they may never need to be replaced, especially if you do not grind or clench your teeth.
Dental implants on the other hand can potentially last for the rest of your life. Of course, you must practice good oral hygiene if you want your dental implants to endure, as they too can be lost for various reasons.
Old Cosmetic Restorations
Porcelain veneers, cosmetic dental crowns, and other types of restorations have been around for well over a decade and like most things will begin to age. Cosmetic dental restorations that are stained, chipped, or cracked need to be repaired or replaced to avoid further damage.
If you would like to learn more about replacing old dental restorations, call and talk to a team member from Dr. Paul Shinto’s dental office in Pasadena today.