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Crowns Now Take Hours, Not Weeks with CEREC Technology

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Do you remember the last time you got a crown? Remember how it took multiple appointments and several weeks with a temporary before you finally left your dentist’s office with your new restoration?

Traditional lab-fabricated crowns are still a good choice for many people. But if you don’t want to spend weeks in the process, a crown fabricated with CEREC technology might be a better choice for you.

What Is CEREC?

CEREC is an acronym for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This sounds complicated, but it just means that the entire process of getting a new restoration – from preparation to final placement – is completed in a single dental appointment.

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These Sticky Treats Could Cause Your Crown to Come Loose!

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You know that you should eat nutritious foods that support your general health and avoid foods that compromise your oral health, like candy. But every once in a while, your sweet tooth rears its ugly head, and you find yourself reaching for that candy bar.

Chewy Treats to Avoid

There is no reason why you can’t treat yourself to a sweet occasionally as long as you remember to brush afterward. But some chewy candies will loosen or damage a dental crown or bridge and send you heading to the dentist for an emergency visit.

These are the treats you want to avoid like the plague, and you probably already have a ...

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3 Reasons We Might Recommend a Crown

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Dental crowns, also called “caps,” are one of the most versatile restorations available. Crowns have been successfully used for decades to protect damaged or decayed teeth. Today, with the availability of esthetic materials like porcelain, crowns can also be used for cosmetic purposes, such as changing the shape of a tooth. 

Your dentist may recommend a crown for any one of a number of reasons, but here are the 3 most common uses for dental crowns:

  • Protect a damaged tooth – Sometimes, a tooth is so damaged that a simple filling isn’t enough to do the job. In this case, your dentist would recommend a crown provide protection and restore ...

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3 Ways Dental Bridges Can Improve Your Life

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Tooth loss for any reason can be a devastating event. Whether you have suffered a sports-related injury or your tooth loss is due to poor oral health, replacing the lost tooth as quickly as possible is essential.

What Dental Bridges Do

Dental bridges are a time-tested method for tooth replacement and work well for many people. A bridge is designed to fill the space left by a missing tooth so you can eat, speak, and smile confidently again. It takes only two or three visits to complete the entire process, and the result is a healthier, more attractive smile.

How a Bridge Can Improve Your Life

Aside from restoring your oral health, ...

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Cracked Teeth & Crowns

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Life expectancy from 1000 BC to AD 1800, has remained less than 30 years. Since 1960, the increase in life expectancy has been more rapid than at any other time in history. In 1965 the average lifespan was 65 years; In 1998 was 78 years. Life expectancy in 2001 was 85 years for a non-smoking individual abnormal weight. A 65-year-old person today can now expect to live more than 20 additional years, And an eight-year-old can expect to live 10 more years. As a population, we now have to worry about keeping our teeth in proper working order for a much longer projected lifespan. What does this all mean? It ...

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Porcelain Crowns vs. Gold Crowns

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How do you choose whether to get a porcelain crown vs gold crown?

For years, dentistry offered only gold or other metal crowns. Not the most aesthetic solution for your teeth. Then porcelain came on the scene. While porcelain is strong and beautiful, it was brittle and prone to fracture on sharp impact. Porcelain has gotten more tooth-like and much stronger than in previous years. Porcelain crown fractures happen much much less than in the past.

Now when choosing a porcelain crown versus a gold crown you have a new option.

Zirconium Crown

Zirconia crowns are an entirely new type of aesthetic tooth colored crown. Zirconia crowns are much stronger than porcelain ...

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