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What is CEREC and It’s importance in Dental Treatment?

What is CEREC and It’s importance in Dental Treatment?

You may have heard stories from friends and family members who have had dental implants about how long the whole procedure takes. In some cases, it may take up to a year from the time a dentist extracts teeth to the time he or she finally attaches permanent dentures to the implants. That is because the gums and jaw need a chance to heal from having the titanium rods implanted. Having heard all of this, you probably wonder how it’s possible to complete the entire procedure in just one day. At Dental Care of Chino Hills are glad to answer that question for you. The Impossible Becomes Possible with CEREC Normally when you have a tooth extracted or you lose it in an accident, you have to visit the dentist multiple times over the course of several months to receive a dental implant. With the CEREC technology available at Dental Care of Chino Hills, you receive your new implants in a single appointment. CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, comes complete with 3D and CAM/CAD technology that allows for indirect ceramic restorations using a computer. Before the procedure, Dr. Bhavin Changela first takes a photograph of the area to receive the implant and then stores it on the computer as a 3D image. Our proprietary software approximates your new restoration by making biogenic comparisons to surrounding teeth. Dr. Bhavin Changela then finalizes the model using the 3D and CAD software. At the conclusion of the design phase, CEREC transmits all of the data to a milling machine that fabricates your new replacement teeth. When they...
Frequent Questions about Dental Crown Procedures

Frequent Questions about Dental Crown Procedures

A dental crown procedure is a prosthetic option that may be registered with a lot of cases. A dentist advise a dental crown to a patient to resolve an aesthetic issue, such as stains, discolorations, fractures, chips, breaks or malformations; or it may be recommend to restore and support a potentially weakened tooth. When linked together, dental crowns create a bridgework that should replace a lost tooth. Its fabrication requires some tooth reduction; about 1 to 2 millimeters of the tooth will be removed so that this tooth can receive a crown. If you are about to receive a dental crown, it will be fitting for you to have some questions about the procedure. As a patient, you are entitled to ask questions about the treatment you are about to receive, so that you can prepare yourself for what is to happen: – Is the procedure going to be painful? The fabrication of dental crowns require some tooth reduction and the drilling can make the tooth a little sensitive. About 1 to 2 millimeters of the tooth will have to be removed and this can make the tooth sensitive so the procedure is performed with anesthesia. The area is anesthetized so that the procedure can proceed comfortably and relatively painless. – Am I not compromising the vitality of my tooth to be able to receive a dental crown? At first glance, the required tooth reduction greatly compromises health, especially when the tooth is completely sound, but when you begin to think about the results that you can obtain from the treatment, you can see things in a different light....
What are the Dental Replacement Selection for Missing Teeth?

What are the Dental Replacement Selection for Missing Teeth?

  Having a tooth knocked out in an accident or having it extracted due to a dental disease is difficult enough without the added embarrassment of a gap in your smile. Missing teeth can also cause additional oral health problems because the remaining teeth naturally shift towards the open spot. This can lead to problems with proper alignment and the inability to bite normally. Replacing the missing teeth as soon as possible is essential for your oral health. Most Common Teeth Replacement Options Dentures are one of the most common dental options for missing teeth. They are most appropriate when you are missing all of your teeth or several consecutive teeth on the same arch. Our dental laboratory attaches the replacement teeth to wires, which in turn is attached to a plastic plate. Although dentures restore your mouth to full functionality, you may need to avoid sticky or hard food so you don’t break them. You should wear dentures during all waking hours except when you remove them for cleaning. Many patients who are missing several or all of their teeth prefer the look and convenience of dental implants. They remain in your mouth permanently and match the color of any remaining teeth that you have. To start the dental implant procedure, Dr. Bhavin Changela first places titanium rods in your jawbone called abutments. These act as the roots for your new teeth. After allowing up to several months for your jaw and gums to heal, your dentist then attaches the replacement teeth to the abutments to give you a more natural smile. A dental bridge is a good...

How is Wisdom Tooth Extraction Performed?

Our wisdom tooth is the third molar and it is called “wisdom tooth” because it erupts when the person is over 17 years old and supposedly wise enough. And because of this late eruption there is often no space left for the wisdom tooth to come out properly making it impacted. A wisdom tooth becomes impacted when it is trapped under bone and gum tissues and disrupts structure adjacent to it causing the pain that patients feel. When there is unrelenting pain due to impaction of the wisdom tooth or teeth, the patient will be required to undergo surgery to remove the tooth. This is because if the impacted wisdom tooth remains the patient will still be in a lot of pain and may cause even further destruction. The solution to pain from wisdom teeth is to have wisdom tooth extraction performed. Wisdom tooth extraction is much different from a normal tooth extraction because the wisdom tooth to be extracted is positioned a different way and may be covered by gum and bone. Wisdom tooth extraction procedure Step 1: Local Anesthesia The first step of wisdom tooth extractions is the administration of local anesthesia. It may be conveniently supported by a mandibular blocking technique, which renders the entire quadrant numb. Anesthesia is used to numb the area, so that the procedure can come along as comfortably as it should for the patient. Step 2: Gum Incision If the tooth is covered by gum tissue, the soft tissue is incised and reflected away from the bone to expose it. Sometimes an impacted tooth is going to be covered just by...

Your Teeth and Allergies

Allergy season is upon us! Have your teeth started hurting all of a sudden? It might not actually be your teeth. The pain you are feeling can be caused by your allergies! The sinuses that sit on your upper jaw, when congested, can put pressure on the surrounding areas causing pain in your upper teeth, cheeks, and right below the eyes. Not only do those allergens make your eyes and nose run, they can indirectly create tooth pain. When the sinuses become congested, inflamed or infected they can swell up. The swelling of the sinuses can press up against the roof of your mouth and cause pain and discomfort in nerves of the teeth. It can cause sensitivity to cold, pain when biting or chewing and or a throbbing sensation. If you are not sure if the pain is actually coming from your teeth or if it is because of your allergies, consult with your dentist to rule out any actual tooth problems like decay or abscess. Dina Lopez...

Dental Care and Nutrition

Prevention is the key to maintaining a healthy lifestyle. But it takes more than exercise and regular trips to your doctor and dentist to do the trick. A well-balanced diet is often the key to keeping healthy, especially when it comes to oral health. Your diet should generally include a variety of foods from the 5 major food groups: Milk, yogurt and cheese Vegetables Meat, poultry, fish, eggs and nuts Fruit Bread, cereal, rice and pasta These help the body to get the nutrients it needs. If your diet is low in certain nutrients, it may be more difficult for your mouth to resist infection. This could eventually lead to periodontal disease, which is a major cause of tooth loss in adults. Periodontal disease is caused by bacteria in dental plaque. Plaque is the sticky substance that forms on your teeth soon after you have brushed. In an effort to get rid of the bacteria, the cells of your immune system release substances that inflame and damage the gums, periodontal ligament or alveolar bone. It’s not only what you eat that can cause tooth decay, it’s how often and when you eat it. Foods eaten as part of a meal, are often less risky to your teeth than snacks. The reason is you produce additional saliva during meals, which helps to neutralize acid production caused by bacteria in plaque and also clears from the mouth. As to where snacks stay in your mouth for long periods of time, especially hard or sticky candy. Acids can attack teeth during this time. Avoid snacking before going to bed, the foods stay...