New Teeth in a Day with CEREC
CEREC is revolutionary for dentists and patients because it means you don’t wait weeks for your new teeth. You can have your new teeth today: no impressions, no temporaries, no worries.
After taking your digital impressions, we’ll model your teeth on our computer, our in-office milling machine will create your new teeth, and then Dr. Clancy will fit your custom teeth into your mouth. CEREC can create all kinds of restorations.
A dental crown is the visible part of your tooth that we’ll create with CEREC. It’s a cap that fits over an existing tooth needing protection or a dental implant if your tooth is missing. If we can save your natural tooth, we will. We can keep the tooth and cover it with a crown if you have minor chips, cracks, or decay. If the tooth needs to be removed or is already missing, the best option is to replace it with a dental implant topped with a crown.
Dental implants can be used to replace any number of teeth and can be used with implant-supported dentures, too. The implant acts like your tooth’s root, and your crown sits on top.
Inlays and Onlays
Inlays and onlays are an alternative to a dental crown but only cover natural teeth. These are more conservative methods to repairing a tooth. An inlay goes on the biting surface of the tooth, and an onlay covers the biting surface and extends over the sides. We create inlays and onlays in our in-house dental lab using CEREC.
Porcelain veneers are ultra-thin sheets of ceramic material that cover the front of your tooth or teeth. They can repair chips, cracks, crookedness, gaps, crowding, and black triangles. We make these in our in-house dental lab too.
Dental bridges are a teeth replacement option that uses two crowns and up to two pontics (tooth restorations between the crowns) to “bridge the gap” between natural teeth. To be a candidate, you need to be missing at least one tooth. This option is usually best when the teeth beside it either already has crowns or need repair with a crown. This is because the bridge needs two natural teeth to anchor to. Dr. Clancy creates your dental bridge in our lab using CEREC.