- CEREC Crowns
Dental bridges are used to fill the gap when one or more tooth is missing. Bridges are a fixed solution to maintain a natural appearance and normal function of the mouth.
Maintaining a healthy bite
Replacing the gap left behind by missing teeth is important for a healthy dental appearance and function. When a tooth is missing, the other teeth will shift and fill the space, leading to an accumulation in plaque and later, gum disease. Missing teeth can also lead to dysfunctional chewing and problems with the joints associated with mastication. Installation of a bridge can fill the void of a missing tooth and assure a healthy bite. The bridge will also help you restore your beautiful smile and maintain the shape of your face.
A crown is needed to improve the appearance of a tooth, restore a tooth to its natural shape and to strengthen a tooth and the patient’s bite.
Protecting the surface
Dental crowns are often used when a filling has become too large or worn, your tooth is cracked or damaged or following a root canal. Crowns are cemented into place and cover the area of the tooth, becoming its new surface, improving the appearance and function of your tooth. This type of restoration is sometimes referred to as a “cap” and is made out of porcelain, metal or both. During your visit our trained doctors will take diagnostic x-rays and moulds of your mouth to assess and treat each patient accordingly.
CEREC is an innovative dental device that allows patients with cracked or chipped teeth to receive dental crowns as quickly and as conveniently as possible using the latest in dental technology. Patients can go from diagnosis to walking out of our dental office with their new CEREC crowns in just a matter of hours.
How are CEREC Crowns done?
CEREC eliminates the need for gooey, odd-tasting impressions and second visits. Everything from start to finish is done on the same day. Using a cutting edge computer technology, we can create a high quality, durable and natural-looking CEREC crown within one visit to the dentist. Here is how it works:
- Your Upper Thornhill dentist will evaluate your dental condition to confirm the need for a crown.
- Using an intraoral camera, the dentist will take a digital image and impression of your tooth.
- The CEREC software will create an accurate virtual model of your tooth based on the digital image.
- The model is used to reconstruct your tooth on screen and the crown is produced by an in-office milling machine.
- A high-grade, plaque-resistant ceramic crown is manufactured and completed right before your very eyes.
- Your dentist will then place the crown on your tooth, no bite adjustment necessary
- Because the CAD rendering is precise and accurate, CEREC Crowns are always perfectly shaped, sized and colored to look like your natural teeth.
CEREC Crowns in Vaughan
Enjoy a confident and beautiful smile in just a matter of hours. Ask your Upper Thornhill Dental Care representative about CEREC crowns today!
A denture is a prosthetic that replaces missing teeth and gums and supports the cheeks and remaining mouth tissue. Dentures are removable, very natural looking, and with technological advances, are very comfortable to wear. At Upper Thornhill Dental Care we take pride in the dentures, making sure you have the right bite.
Complete and Partial Dentures
There are two types of dentures available, a complete, which is needed when the patient no longer has any teeth in the mouth and a partial, for when there only few missing teeth. It’s important to keep in mind patients of any age may require dentures. Your dentist will evaluate your condition and customize a new set of teeth just for you.
Inlays and onlays are an alternative method to improving your tooth’s natural form. When there’s only slight damage to the tooth, inlays and onlays provide a complete treatment solution.
What is the difference between an inlay and an onlay?
An inlay, which is similar to a filling, is used inside the cusp tips of the tooth; where an onlay involves more of a reconstruction, extending out over one or more of the cusps of the tooth. Inlays and onlays are a custom procedure and will often last longer than a filling. Your dentist will most likely use porcelain and composite due to their strength and appearance, which can match the colour of your natural teeth and go virtually unnoticed.
Veneers are thin ceramic, porcelain or composite shells, which are bonded to the front of teeth to improve their appearance.
Benefits of veneers
Veneers are a great solution to improving the look of your smile and the colour and shape of your teeth with minimal tooth reduction. For patients with gaps between their front teeth, veneers are a great option for closing the gap and improving the overall appearance of front teeth. The application of veneers requires little to no anesthesia. The professionals at Upper Thornhill Dental Care will ensure your veneers last for many years.