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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.
How dental implants from Waukesha can improve your smile
If you have missing teeth, tooth replacement is one of the most important decisions you can make. Do you choose conventional methods like partials, dentures or bridges, or do you want the high-tech solution to replacing lost teeth? It’s time to consider the advanced choice, dental implants! Your dentists at Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI Dr. Joel Jahimiak, Dr. Cathleen Raz, and Dr. Kendra Loch want to share the importance of dental implants for you!
Living with lost teeth can be difficult. Your chewing ability may be affected, which can also affect your digestion and your general health. Your self-esteem and self-confidence may be affected, leading you to smile less often or hide your smile. You may even start avoiding social situations. You will also start to lose your youthful facial contours and firm jawline because you will be losing bone.
Dental implants can change all of that. Dental implants are an important choice because dental implants are:
- Stable, because they are surrounded securely by bone; they won’t move around like partials and dentures.
- Beautiful, because the implant crown is made of high-grade ceramic and looks just like your natural teeth; you won’t have unnatural-looking gums like you would with partials and dentures.
- Healthy, because you can brush and floss the implants right along with your natural teeth; you won’t need special tools or soaking the way you do with bridges, partials and dentures.
- Youthful, because your body will grow more bone to fuse with implants; partials and dentures put pressure on the bone which can diminish bone over time, leading to sagging in your face.
When you choose dental implants, you are choosing worry-free tooth replacement because your implants will never decay. They also resist stains, giving you bright, white smiles for life. Dental implants have the highest success rate of any surgical implant, over 95% according to the American Academy of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeons.
Dental implants are today’s answer to replacing lost teeth and completing your smile. Why choose old-school methods of tooth replacement when you can have the best choice, dental implants? To find out more about the importance of dental implants to you, call your dentists at Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI today!
It’s actually not that difficult to get a complete smile once again after tooth loss.
While it might feel like the end of the world when you lose a tooth, it’s important to recognize that this happens to millions of Americans each year and that your Waukesha, WI, family dentists Drs. Karen and Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Cathleen Raz are here to ensure that you get the restoration you need to regain a healthy smile. Dental implants make it possible to enjoy your smile again.
What is a dental implant?
If you were to look at a dental implant it would just look like a metal post or screw. It might not seem like a big deal, but it actually is. In fact, implants are the only restorations that take the place of tooth roots. They provide a permanent, reliable foundation from which to support a dental crown or even full set of dentures, depending on the extent of your tooth loss.
How do dental implants work?
Since dental implants are now taking over the role of tooth roots, it’s important to place them into the jawbone. During surgery, our Waukesha, WI, dentists, place the implant in the jawbone where the missing tooth once was. While you won’t be able to see it, we will continue to monitor the progress of your implant as it begins to fuse together naturally with the bone and tissue surrounding it.
Can dental implants fail?
While it is possible for a dental implant to fail, we put you through an in-depth consultation period, which includes a thorough exam and x-rays to ensure that your teeth, gums, and jawbone are healthy enough for treatment.
While dental implants can be treated just like natural teeth and do not need special care, you will still need to be dedicated to maintaining good oral hygiene. This means brushing and flossing regularly and visiting your Waukesha, WI, general dentists for routine cleanings.
If you think dental implants are the ideal restoration for you then call Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI, to get on the books. We would be happy to talk to you about dental implants and determine whether you are the ideal candidate.
Repairing your tired, worn or damaged smile is an important part of improving your overall oral health and looking and feeling great. However, in the past, porcelain dental restorations were a hassle, requiring at least two dental appointments and the help of a dental laboratory. CEREC technology cuts down the time needed to create dental restorations and even eliminates the laboratory step altogether. Learn more about CEREC with Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI.
What is CEREC?
CEREC uses high-tech CAD/CAM technology to take a 3D rendering of your tooth and uses the rendering with CEREC’s computer program to design a porcelain dental restoration. This system, a state-of-the-art step for dental technology, cuts out the need for a dental laboratory, eliminating the several weeks previously required to create a dental restoration.
How can CEREC benefit me?
CEREC porcelain dental restorations benefit both the patient and their dentist. CEREC eliminates the need for a dental laboratory, saving time, money and saving you a trip. The laboratory requires about two weeks to create a dental restoration, a task that CEREC accomplishes in only one visit. CEREC’s quality materials ensure that your restoration will last many years.
CEREC Dental Restorations in Waukesha, WI
CEREC’s system has three main parts: a wand for gathering the data for the 3D rendering from your teeth, a computer program operated by your dentist and a carving machine which creates your actual restoration from a block of ceramic. The whole process takes only about an hour and your dentist can complete the restoration while you wait during your appointment. After creating the actual prosthetic, your dentist will ensure it fits correctly and blends into your smile.
For more information on CEREC, please contact Dr. Karen Jahimiak, Dr. Joel Jahimiak and Dr. Cathleen Raz at Complete Family Dentistry in Waukesha, WI. Call (262) 549-6850 to schedule your appointment with your dentist today!
As a species, humans can be a little image conscious (some might argue obsessed). When a puma, mountain lion, black bear or cheetah loses a tooth, their first thought is most likely centered on how it will affect their ability to procure dinner (or at the very least the ability to fight off a pack of roving hyenas). When a human loses a tooth, the primary concern is typically on how it will look. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)
In addition to being one of the first things that we are judged on when people meet us, the health and appearance of our teeth is innately tied into our overall self-esteem and self-confidence. But as our neighbors in the animal kingdom can attest, there's more to our dental health than the way our teeth look.
What Happens to Your Gums When You Lose a Tooth?
Although dental restoration options like crowns, bridges, and dentures can replace the visible portion of the tooth, they do not replace the root. Healthy bone tissue in the gums eventually begins to erode over time, which can lead to everything from potential bacteria buildup and infection, to shifting and misalignment of the remaining teeth. TheWaukesha, WI based dentists at Complete Family Dentistry use implants to replace the root of the tooth as well as the crown, giving patients the best and most effective replacement option outside of a natural tooth. Once the implant is placed in the gum, it fuses with the surrounding bone tissue, forming a permanent anchor to the cosmetic replacement for the missing tooth below the gum line.
Learn more about dental implants in Waukesha
Whether you are missing one tooth or several, dental implants can replace all of your missing teeth, and help to prevent bone loss and other oral health complications to the gums. For more information and to find out if you are a good candidate for implants, call Complete Family Dentistry at 262-549-6850 to schedule an appointment with a dentist in Waukesha, WI today.