It’s always lovely to know that if you want something done in a hurry to your mouth, it can be fixed-up in around the hour. Yes, if you have barely enough time in the day yet need that smile to keep on going, then take a look at the noble art of CEREC. This treatment covers for cosmetic fittings such as crowns, veneers and bridges, but it does a great job in doing so, and fast too. It works like this: you arrive at the dentists say at 12 noon. You sit down and have you mouth x-rayed and digitally imaged which is fed straight into the computer. By 12.15, your new fitting would have been designed and now it will be posted into a milling machine that sets about making your brand new piece. During this time, the dentist has time to prepare you, and clean up any other bits and bobs. By 12.35 your fitting is good to go and it can be cemented into place. There is another advantage to CEREC here, because if there is a problem with how it fits, it can be sorted out there and then and by 13.00, you can leave safe in the knowledge that your smile is in tact. If you want to know more, give Mulberry Dental Care a tinkle. They know all about CEREC and they know the Surbiton area as well.
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There is a good reason why dentists and their patients love working with porcelain to repair teeth in Surrey, it’s a beautiful and natural material that has a wonderful affinity to light, just as the enamel on the teeth does. So if you have any questions about porcelain, then ask Mulberry Dental Care, who serve the area all about it, but the answer will be the same and when it comes to restoration work in the mouth, porcelain is second to none. Porcelain veneers are one of the restorations on offer. If your teeth have aged before you have and rather letting the side down with their discolouration, chips, cracks and receding gums, then this is the treatment that will inject youth and beauty back into your smile again. Once you have made the choice, then your dentist will first have to prepare you for fitting. Your enamel will be removed from the surface of the teeth and then an imprint made in which to make the veneers from. Normally, this is a two week wait (unless you go with CEREC, which will take around and hour), during which time you will wear temporary veneers. Once back, these fragile little gems are cemented onto the teeth and the job is done. But prepare for a shock when you first see them- they are simply astounding and if you look after them, they can give you a good 20 years’ service.
You can visit the Shepperton Dental Clinic to have a crown fabricated for your tooth. There are numerous reasons why you may need a dental crown placed on a tooth, such as it being severely decayed or damaged. You may not have the time to be able to visit the dentist due to work or other obligations, and you want to know if the crown can be made at a single visit. Well, now the answer is “yes.” Your Shepperton dentist will introduce you to CEREC technology that can restore your tooth or teeth with a crown or crowns in a single visit which usually takes a little over an hour. Your Shepperton dentist uses local anaesthesia to numb your mouth in the area where they are performing dental work. The tooth is then shaped into a peg-like structure using a dental drill. All of the enamel and different amounts of dentin are removed, depending upon the extent of the decay or damage. Your Shepperton dentist tells you that the clinic has CEREC technology, allowing crown fabrication from a digital photo of the tooth preparation, which is then converted into a 3-D computerised model. Then the on-site dental laboratory will make the crown. The whole process usually takes about an hour.
If the dentist and laboratory are happy with the computer designed tooth/teeth, a high quality ceramic block is then milled in the on-site laboratory and shaded and coloured as desired. CEREC technology offers a very strong restoration and colour matches. After the CEREC crown is properly fitted, it is then cemented in place. With CEREC technology, your Shepperton dentist has more say in your final crown. These CEREC crowns cost slightly less than traditional crowns, however they are a bigger savings due to time saved at the dental office.
So, you visit your Kinston upon Thames dental clinic and you need an onlay or a crown to repair and save a severely decayed tooth. You are trying to figure out how much, and how many visits this procedure is going to cost and take, respectively. So, you meet with your Kinston upon Thames dentist and they tell you that this whole procedure will take you one hour. Shocked! Impossible! Not, with the use of CEREC technology. CEREC has been available for some time, and it enables your dentist to prepare, manufacture, and place a new crown, inlay, onlay, or veneer that usually took two weeks, in as little as one hour.
Your dentist prepares the tooth in the usual manner, but instead of taking impressions, a special digital image of your tooth is taken that is converted into a three dimensional computerised model of your tooth which serves as a guide for the new restoration. If your dentist is happy with the newly computerised designed tooth or teeth, the information will be sent to an in-house milling system to make your new restoration out of a high quality ceramic block. This will take form 6-30 minutes, and is dependent on the exact nature of the restoration.
Available in a wide array of shades to blend well with the surrounding teeth, the ceramic can also be stained and coloured to more accurately mimic the surrounding teeth. The restoration is then polished or glazed in a furnace, and then cemented into place. Several advantages of CEREC over other dental procedures that perform similar restorations are the shortened time and single dental visit required, no temporary restoration(s), the control that the dentist has over the procedure versus using an independent dental laboratory, and the minimal cost difference compared to the other dental restorations that take several visits.