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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...

Different Types of Dental Fillings

There are different types of dental fillings but the main purpose of fillings is to restore back to health the damaged or decayed teeth. Sometimes a person can develop dental caries or tooth decay. This usually begins at the grooves and fissures of our teeth, which are areas that collect food allowing bacteria to thrive. And when bacteria spreads it begins to eat away on the healthy tooth structure, initiating gum disease. Dental fillings can resolve early stages of gum disease and tooth decay. This involves the cleansing of the tooth of diseased tissue by drilling, after which appropriate dental fillings are provided to seal the prepared cavity. There are different types of dental fillings: According to the nature of the cavity and the preparation. According to the progression of the disease, tooth decay may proceed in various ways and it may be small or large, depending on how severe the infection has spread. The most common cavities are those that develop from the central fossa, but there are other types of caries classifications —- the nature of the disease infection will dictate the type of tooth preparation required. According to the technique. There are two main techniques that are followed for dental filling procedures, direct and indirect. Direct dental fillings are performed inside of the mouth while indirect dental fillings are more complicated and require a dental impression for cast fabrication, wherein the fillings will be constructed with. Indirect dental fillings are also known as inlays and onlays and they are permanently installed in the teeth with an adhesive or cement. According to the material used. Dental fillings...

Reasons To Visit The Dentist And Use Year End Benefits

The end of the year is fast approaching! Have you made the most of your dental benefits? If you have any benefits remaining, there is still time to use them before you lose them come January. While the holiday season can be crazy for everyone, scheduling a teeth cleaning or other dental treatment before the holidays is a must if you want to maximize your benefits, and ensure that your last appointments make it on the books. From teeth cleanings and exams, to tooth fillings, and root canal treatment, our dentists can help you maximize the dental care you are still eligible to receive based on your insurance coverage. You can even get started on a more complicated dental procedure like dental implants or dental crowns before the year ends. Why Use Your Dental Benefits Before the End of the Year? There are many reasons why we ask our patients to make dental appointments before the end of the year. • Your unused benefits won’t rollover. If you have unused benefits and haven’t met your yearly maximum the amount will renew in January. This can be concerning to patients since any insurance benefits not used within the calendar year will not rollover to the following year. • Your premium payments will go to waste. So, you’re paying your dental insurance premiums every month? Great! But shouldn’t you be using those benefits since you’re paying for them? Schedule a teeth cleaning, or get those fillings you’ve been putting off. Your bank account will be glad you did. • Your out of pocket amount can increase. Your deductible is the money...