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Get a Beautiful Smile with CEREC

Filed under: Cerec Crowns — Cornerstone Dental Arts @ 8:00 am

When your smile is less-than-impressive, it does not mean you ought to hide your happiness. All smiles deserve to be seen, but why not make yours spectacular? With CEREC, we can create porcelain restorations that are not only stunning, but we can make them in a snap. No more waiting around for days or even weeks for a tooth transformation when you can have your improved smile ready in about an hour! Sounds too good to be true, but we’d never tell a lie. 

Here is what you need to know about tooth restorations made with CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), why they are so revolutionary, and if you may be a good candidate to get them. 

What Issues Can CEREC Correct?

Do you suffer from a cracked, chipped, or broken tooth? Perhaps your spacing is all over the map. Or you may just want to improve the overall aesthetics of your smile. When a tooth is missing, it can make you self-conscious, as well as compromise the structure of your mouth. One missing tooth can shift everything out of place, causing a permanent problem that won’t get better on its own. Additionally, a chipped, cracked, or broken tooth can further deteriorate, eventually leading to more decay or rotting. Not fun, not fabulous, and certainly not something you’ll want to flaunt. CEREC to the rescue!

If any of these dental issues are impacting you, let’s discuss the option of CEREC at your next dental appointment. This hi-tech system is a permanent solution for your smile setbacks. In nearly no time at all, a porcelain replacement will be milled for your mouth, making what was unsightly so much better. It’s almost unbelievable. 

Only One Hour? How Could It Be?


Today’s amazing advancements in dental technology have changed the game in how long it takes for replacement teeth to be made. Not long ago, getting fitted and having the item formulated took a while. In the meantime, you would be waiting for the piece to come in, with your patience dwindling as the days went by. There was no other option, as you had to get your teeth measured, then the details were sent out to a lab, the pros began the work, and you had to wait patiently for your new smile.

Between the back and forth plus the time it took to get the restoration made, the clock ticked by and you got grumpy. Fast forward to now, and CEREC is a heaven-sent, far speedier solution. Right here in the Cornerstone Dental Arts office within about an hour, the whole process is a piece of cake. Using computer-assisted design (CAD) and computer-aided manufacturing (CAM), this one-day restoration process is fine-tuned and super-fast. You will go home that very same day with a smile that you are finally proud to show off. 

It’s So Simple

We shape your tooth to fit the restoration perfectly. Using the hi-resolution technology, we scan your mouth to snap a clear 3-D image of your tooth. The CEREC software does its magic and sends the defined details to the in-office milling machine. Once the dental replacement piece is ready for your tooth, we will carefully cement it in place and you’re good to go. You can even watch the whole thing happen from the comfort of the dental chair. What a show! It is remarkable how precise and fast the whole thing happens. 

You’re Busy…Let’s Get Down To Business

Everyone is so busy nowadays. Who has the time in their jam-packed schedule to come back to the dentist’s office for multiple visits when the days seem to fly by? Of course, you want to take care of your dental needs, but some folks forget about it when the process is painstakingly time-consuming. Understandable, but unnecessary…now. 

With CEREC, the time concern becomes a non-issue. You’ve got a quick morning or afternoon you can set aside for this tooth transformation, don’t you? The zippy nature of CEREC is attractive not only for its accuracy and speed, but for the beautiful end result. The dental pieces made with CEREC are high-quality, long-lasting, and simply lovely. No one will know it is not your real tooth. And you won’t even notice the difference when it comes to chewing, speaking, and so on. You’ll only wish you’d done it sooner.

Are You Interested In CEREC?

Is CEREC calling your name? If you believe you’d benefit from this hi-tech dental restoration solution, give Cornerstone Dental Arts a call at (865) 531-7117. We are happy to answer any questions and address any concerns you may have about CEREC or your oral care in general. We will help you schedule a consultation and get you ready for a revolutionary change in your smile. We genuinely look forward to treating you and seeing your improved smile shine!

It’s 2020, It’s Time To Take Oral Care Seriously!

Filed under: Dental Care — Cornerstone Dental Arts @ 3:55 pm

New Year’s resolutions don’t diminish as the year moves along. When you vow to make your upcoming year your best yet, do not forget your promises to yourself once January 1st has come and gone. You have the strength and stamina to make those rewarding resolutions last, and taking oral care (and your overall health) seriously should be your top priority.

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Oral care is a big concern. If you have not thought about your overall oral health as you tackle 2020, it’s time to get down to business. Your oral health and hygiene is crucial when it comes to your entire body’s benefit. It is essentially up to you to be proactive and persistent, from regular at-home hygiene practices to scheduling dental cleanings twice-yearly. Naturally, the team at Cornerstone Dental Arts is always on your side, supporting your mission to have optimal oral health, not only in 2020 but for the years to come as well.

Here are some simple, yet smart ways to stick to a satisfactory oral care routine that will result in a healthy and happy smile, as well as prevent you from suffering from more pressing health problems down the road. This is not going to be a major adjustment to your already-busy schedule, as oral care can be easy if you work it into your everyday to-dos. With your fresh breath, sparkling smile, and pain-free teeth and gums, you will be glad you’ve decided to step-up your oral care routine and give yourself a boost for the betterment of your whole body. 

Brush And Floss Often And Well 

By now we all know that brushing and flossing is a must-do. We have been told this since we were sitting in the dentist’s chair as young kids. But how much, how often, and does it all really matter that much? At least twice per day is ideal. If you feel the need to brush mid-day after a particularly gooey snack or flavorsome meal, by all means, do so. And if you’ve got something wedged between your teeth, for heaven’s sake, don’t leave it stuck there. Bacteria can grow and lead to painful and problematic gum disease. Whip out some floss and remove that rubbish before something starts to swell…or spread. 

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Use a good toothpaste as recommended by your dentist. You do not have to spend a fortune to find a decent brand that is ADA-approved. Use the amount as directed on the tube and brush all areas of your teeth and tongue. Spend a few minutes each time being mindful of every nook and cranny, rinse your mouth out well, and redo it if you don’t feel quite fresh enough. As for flossing, get in between all your teeth, move the floss back and forth tenderly and carefully. Toss away the used piece of floss and use a fresh piece the next time around. If you are unsure how to floss your teeth correctly, we can go through the process the next time you are in for a cleaning. It is simple and nothing to be scared of. You may need a little time to get used to the unusual sensation, but the feeling will become just fine after some practice.

Book Your Dental Cleanings Twice A Year

You may look and feel great, but your dental checkups are a must. A thorough evaluation will give you the peace of mind that everything is perfect, and we will find issues that are just at the cusp of becoming a concern. It is better to be safe than sorry, so book that appointment and know you are doing all you can for your oral health.

When you come in for your dental checkup, we will do a deep cleaning and flossing, plaque removal, take X-rays, and more. Expect a head and neck exam for cavity detection and as an oral cancer screening. We go above and beyond to be sure your oral health is up to par, and if there is anything we are concerned about, we will address it immediately. If treatment is necessary, we will discuss your options and proceed accordingly. Hopefully, everything is going just fine, and in that case, you’ll leave our office with a squeaky clean smile and a clean bill of health. 

We recommend two general exams yearly unless otherwise specified based on your circumstances. To book your next appointment with Cornerstone Dental Arts, give us a call at (865) 531-7117. We look forward to seeing you.

Make 2020 your year to be overly-cautious about your oral health. It’s so vital to do so, as gum disease can spread and cause heart problems, stroke, and other health issues that could have been nipped in the bud had you been more mindful. There is no time like the present to treat yourself better. Start with your smile!