Restorative Dentistry

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Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetic Ceramic or CEREC® for short is a new state-of-the-art method of reconstructing tooth restorations. CEREC® uses computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM) to offer single-day restorations for patients. This new technology has revolutionized ceramic restorations such as crowns and veneers for patients so can all be done in one single visit. The restorations created are metal-free and tooth colored to restore your tooth to its natural beauty, strength and function.
CEREC CAD/CAM Procedure
CAD/CAM Restoration Procedure

Advantages to Using CEREC®

CEREC® has revolutionized the restorative process. It was created with the patient in mind in order to make a visit to the dentist as pain-free as possible. Some of the benefits to using CEREC® are:

  • Most procedures can be done in one visit – less costly and less time-consuming
  • Less painful injections due to single-visit
  • No need to take messy impressions
  • No need to have a temporary restoration for in-between visits
  • Ability to save as much natural tooth structure as possible
  • Longer lasting restorations – may last over 10 years
  • Restores teeth to natural beauty, function and strength
  • Metal-free restorations

    Composite FillingComposite Fillings

    Dental composite resins are tooth colored fillings. Composite Fillings are often used to replace silver fillings and are usually placed in one appointment. This type of material is often referred to as “bonding”.
    Resin Filling Restoration Procedure
    White Fillings
    Post-op Instructions for a Resin Filling

    CrownsCrowns

    A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and/or to improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth.
    Porcelain Crown Procedure
    Post-op Instructions for a Temporary Crown
    Post-op Instructions for a Permanent Crown

    Dental ImplantsDental Implants

    Dental implants are metal posts or frames that are surgically positioned into the jawbone beneath your gums. Once in place, they allow your dentist to mount replacement teeth onto them.
    Single Implant Procedure
    Alternatives for Impants – Partially Edentulous
    Post-op Instructions for a Fixed Implant

    Resin Partial DenturePartials and Dentures

    Valley Dental offers resin partial dentures, cast metal partial dentures, and full maxillary (upper) and mandibular (lower) dentures. A removable partial denture usually consists of replacement teeth attached to a gum-colored resin base, which is typically connected by metal framework that holds the denture in place in the mouth. Partial dentures are used when one or more natural teeth remain in the upper or lower jaw. Not only does a partial denture fill in the spaces created by missing teeth, it prevents other teeth from changing position. Conventional dentures are made after the teeth have been removed and the gum tissue has begun to heal, which is then ready for placement in the mouth about 8 to 12 weeks. Immediate dentures are placed directly after teeth have been removed.
    Full Denture Procedure
    Flexible Partial Denture Procedure
    Adjust and Reline Dentures
    Post-op instructions for Dentures

    Fixed BridgeFixed Bridges

    A fixed bridge is an appliance made of porcelain, metal or a combination designed to replace missing teeth in the most natural way possible. This procedure usually takes from two to three appointments to complete and is very similar to having a crown placed on a tooth.
    All-Porcelain Bridges
    3-Unit Bridge Procedure
    Post-op Instructions for a Bridge

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