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Quick, easy, beautiful, and durable dental crowns and fixed bridgework can be yours through advanced CEREC technology from your Waukesha, WI family dentists at Complete Family Dentistry. How do CEREC restorations differ from conventional crowns and bridges? There are no long wait times, fit and bite are spot-on precise and aesthetics are totally natural. Dr. Joel Jahmiak, Dr. Cathleen Raz, and Dr. Kendra Loch invite you to explore the possibilities of a fully functional and beautiful smile with Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.
Your smile needs help
You have a damaged tooth, or maybe you have lost two teeth and have a worrisome gap. A crown covers and protects remaining healthy tooth structure, giving it natural form and function once again. A fixed bridge supplies pontic, or artificial teeth, to fill in your smile. Customized dental crowns hold those pontics in place so you look, smile, chew, and speak as you should.
Fortunately, today's inventive dental technologies take these tried and true restorations and craft them so accurately they are virtually indistinguishable from real teeth. Plus, with CEREC design and manufacturing processes, your Waukesha family dentist avoids the long wait times associated with using an outside dental lab. CEREC crowns and bridges are manufactured chairside in just about an hour.
How CEREC works
Your family dentist in Waukesha uses a small handheld instrument to take digital impressions of your mouth. He or she uses the three-dimensional images to model the restoration using computer-aided design software. Then, the CEREC milling apparatus takes dental grade ceramic and fashions it into the perfect crown or bridge.
When your dentist removes the crown or bridge from the chairside machine, he or she colors it and polishes it for the most realistic result. When permanently bonded in place, the restoration blends in with surrounding teeth and bites correctly with the opposite arch. Typically, little to no adjustment is necessary because CEREC processes are so precise.
From examination, to design, to fabrication, to placement, your CEREC crown or bridge takes one appointment at Complete Family Dentistry. Isn't that convenience just great? And, you'll love the durability of your crown or bridge, too. With twice daily brushing and once a day flossing at home as the American Dental Association advises, you'll keep your restoration free of plaque and tartar. Combine your at-home hygiene with in-office care, and you'll keep your new crown and bridge for 10 years or more.
Arrange a consultation
Learn all about CEREC crowns and bridges. Please call Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI today: (262) 549-6850.
Hate waiting around? You'll love CEREC same-day crowns. Our Waukesha, WI, dentists, Dr. Joel Jahimiak, Dr. Cathleen Raz and Dr. Kendra Loch of Complete Family Dentistry, explain how the CEREC process works.
A crown in just one appointment
If you've ever received a crown, you know that the process used to involve two dental appointments spaced two or three weeks apart. During the first appointment, your tooth was reduced in size, then your teeth were covered with soft dental putty to create an impression of your mouth. Once the impression was ready to send to the dental laboratory that would make your porcelain crown, your dentist created a temporary crown that you wore until your permanent crown was ready.
During the next several weeks, it was always in the back of your mind that your temporary crown could break or loosen if you accidentally ate the wrong thing. Steak, crusty bread, pizza and other hard and tough foods were all added to the list of foods that needed to be avoided. When the crown was finally ready, you returned to the dental office, where a few alternations were made to the fit before the restoration was cemented on to your tooth.
Thanks to CEREC, the long wait has been eliminated. When you visit our Waukesha office, we'll use innovative CAD/CAM technology to create your new crown while you wait. Because the entire process is computerized, uncomfortable dental putty is no longer needed. We'll use a digital camera to create a scan of your mouth, which will appear as a 3D image on our digital screen.
While you occupy yourself with a magazine or a game on your smartphone, we'll design and produce your crown in an hour or less. Once the design is finalized, it will be sent to our in-office milling machine, which shapes a block of ceramic or resin into a crown that will fit your mouth perfectly. We'll check the fit of the crown and make adjustments as needed. You'll leave the office with a brand new permanent crown and won't need to return until your next regular dental exam.
CEREC crowns take the waiting out of the crown process. If you've been putting off getting a crown because of the time commitment involved, call our Waukesha, WI, dentists, Dr. Jahimiak, Dr. Raz and Dr. Loch of Complete Family Dentistry, at (262) 549-6850 to schedule an appointment.
Thanks to cosmetic dentistry, there's no need to live with a smile that doesn't make you happy. Dr. Karen Jahimiak, Dr. Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Cathleen Raz, your Waukesha, WI, family dentists at Complete Family Dentistry, share information about several cosmetic procedures that can transform your smile.
Cosmetic bonding is an excellent choice to correct many imperfections and is one of the least expensive dental treatments. Tooth-colored composite resin is used to lengthen teeth, cover discolorations, close gaps, hide chips, conceal roots revealed by receding gums or improve the shape of a tooth. After applying the resin to your teeth, a special light is used to harden and bond the material.
Porcelain inlays and onlays are used in place of fillings. Inlays fit inside the cusps of your teeth, while onlays extend beyond the cusps. Since they're made of tooth-colored material, they're not noticeable, plus your dentist won't need to remove as much healthy tooth structure when you receive them.
Veneers are a good choice if you want to conceal chips and discolorations, lengthen or whiten teeth, close small gaps or improve the appearance of crooked or oddly shaped teeth. Since they're bonded to the fronts of your teeth only, you won't need extensive dental work to improve your smile.
Your Waukesha, WI, family dentists also offer teeth whitening, which can provide you with a dramatic way to brighten your smile. In-office whitening treatments offer immediate results and may lighten your teeth up to eight shades. If you prefer to use an at-home kit, you'll place whitening gel in your custom-made bleaching trays following the schedule recommended by your dentist. At-home whitening usually takes about two weeks.
Porcelain Crowns and Bridges
Crowns are used to strengthen teeth and improve the appearance of your smile. These hollow restorations fit snugly over your teeth and offer impressive strength and durability. Porcelain crowns may be used to strengthen and restore damaged and fragile teeth, cover discolorations and imperfections and change the shape and length of a tooth. They're also used to anchor artificial teeth in bridges.
Isn't it about time you improved your smile? Call Drs. Karen and Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Raz, your Waukesha, WI, family dentists at Complete Family Dentistry at (262) 549-6850 to schedule an appointment.
Find out how you could get a dental crown in just one visit.
Getting dental crowns often seems like quite the process, and we all know how hectic everyone’s schedules already are. The last thing you want to do is come back multiple times to our office for treatment. That’s why our Waukesha, WI dentists, Drs. Karen and Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Cathleen Raz, are offering CEREC crowns--so you can get the restoration your smile needs without wasting your precious time.
Just in the Nick of Time
As we mentioned above, you can get your new CEREC crown or other restorations (inlays, onlays and veneers) in just one visit. This saves you a lot of time and gets you the new, healthier smile you want in no time.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, meaning you can get your dental crown right here in our office. No need to send your impressions to a lab. Your Waukesha cosmetic dentist creates your crown or other restoration for you. No more waiting for a lab to make your crown and no more unreliable temporary crowns in the meantime.
No Messy Impressions
In addition to the time CEREC crowns save our patients, there are also some other pros to this cosmetic treatment. For one, the CAD/CAM technology we use to design and fabricate your crown uses digital imaging to take impressions of your tooth. So, there is no more messy putty used to take measurements of your mouth. With a few quick snaps of the camera, we can get even more precise measurements of your tooth to create a crown that fits even better.
The Value of Porcelain Restorations
CEREC crowns are also milled from a block of porcelain. Not only is porcelain strong and durable, but it also looks more like a natural tooth as compared to metal crowns. With CEREC, you won’t have to worry about any metal mouth.
Whether you need to repair a tooth or you need a tooth replacement, let Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI refresh your smile with our comprehensive list of services and treatments. We are here to improve your oral health!