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!
If you suffer from tooth loss, then you know all too well how it can impact your entire life. In years past, there have only been a few options when it comes to smile restoration. Bridges and dentures have been the traditional go-to for tooth loss.
However, in recent years, dental implants have been added to the list of potential options. This solution not only looks more natural but is often more comfortable and durable than traditional dentures and bridges. A complete smile can help improve your oral health and self-confidence. If you’ve been considering your options, then read on to learn more about dental implants and whether or not this choice is right for you!
How Can Dental Implants Help With Tooth Loss?
Dental implants are replacement roots where teeth have fallen out. The implant allows for fixed or removable teeth to be placed. The implants look like your natural teeth, and people can’t tell the difference. Typically, people choose this option if they have significant tooth loss, but it can be used for a single tooth as well.
Does Tooth Loss Make Me A Good Candidate for Dental Implants?
Generally, anyone with good health can get dental implants. Of course, there are some instances in which it may not be a good fit. If you are a chronic smoker or suffer from a disease, then make sure you bring up your entire medical history with your dentist. Certain details about your health may not make you a good candidate for dental implants.
What are the Advantages of Dental Implants for Tooth Loss?
Many people opt for dental implants because they can remedy a variety of concerns. Some of the top advantages of dental implants include:
- Durability: Implants can last several years with proper care and good oral hygiene practices.
- Better Speech: Dentures can slip and cause people to slur their words. Patients don’t have to worry about accidentally slipping with dental implants since they remain fixed in place.
- Better Appearance: A complete smile looks more aesthetically appealing and can help promote better self-esteem in patients.
- Improved Eating and Speaking: Dental implants allow you to restore your smile and also improve your chewing and speaking ability. Lack of teeth can certainly influence speech and your ability to chew. However, dental implants work just like the rest of your teeth so you can get back to your normal function.
- Convenient: Dental implants remain in place, so you don’t have to worry about removal or applying adhesive. It’s a simple solution that only requires proper oral hygiene as ongoing maintenance.
- Comfortable: Many patients agree that dental implants are more comfortable than dentures. They fit like your natural teeth, and you never have to worry about them falling out at an inconvenient time.
- Quality Oral Health: Nearby teeth don’t have to be altered in any way in order to have dental implants placed. More teeth can remain in place, and there is more access in between each tooth. Overall, this leads to better oral health now and into the future.
How Successful are Dental Implants?
While no procedure will work for everybody every time, dental implants have an incredibly high success rate of 98%. The success rate is determined by how the implants are placed in the jaw.
However, relying on the expertise of a skilled dentist will go one step further in ensuring success. If done properly, dental implants can last a lifetime.
Does Insurance Cover Dental Implants?
Typically, insurance does not cover dental implants. However, there may be options under your medical insurance based on your plan and the underlying cause of tooth loss. Make sure you discuss your options with your insurance provider if you would like insurance to pay for the cost of dental implants.
How Do You Care for Dental Implants?
The good news is that you already have experience with taking care of dental implants. That’s right—you care for them in the same way that you care for your natural teeth. You should brush, floss and mouthwash dental implants the same way that you would your regular teeth. You should also continue regular check-ups with your dentist, too.
What to Expect After Dental Implants?
Patients typically say that dental implants don’t cause much pain. Many people say that it isn’t as painful as tooth extraction. However, it is common for some pain and minor swelling to occur immediately after the procedure. Over-the-counter medication will help reduce slight side effects. Your dentist will inform you about additional follow-up care.
At Cornerstone Dental Arts, we are committed to providing the best service to our clients. If you are living with tooth loss, then it’s time to evaluate your options. Reach out to us today to learn more! Our nonweldable staff is more than ready to answer your questions and schedule an initial consultation. Give us a call today at (865) 531-7117.
Cornerstone Dental Arts is pleased to announce that it is now offering Yomi Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery. This innovative technology assists the dental surgeon with 3D surgical planning and guided surgical placement of dental implants. By combining robotic precision and control with the dental surgeon’s clinical expertise, Yomi in many cases allows for same-day, minimally-invasive flapless dental implant surgery.
Cornerstone Dental Arts is the first practice in Tennessee to use this advanced surgical platform. This technology further allows Dr. Griffin to provide the highest level standard of dental care. We believe that Yomi is changing implant dentistry by enhancing our dental surgeons’ capabilities and advancing patient care through the latest technology.
Yomi Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery features an end-to-end digital surgical experience, including collaborative planning software and surgical guidance through robotic haptics. The dental surgeon is 100% in control during Yomi procedures.
About Yomi Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery
Yomi Robot-Assisted Dental Surgery is the first and only robot-assisted dental surgery system to be commercially available in the United States and is in clinical use with leading dental surgeons. Yomi is cleared by the FDA in the United States as a computerized navigational system intended to provide assistance in both the planning and the surgical phases of dental implantation surgery. Yomi delivers physical guidance through the use of haptic robotic technology, which constrains the drill in position, orientation, and depth. The surgeon is in control of this assistive technology at all times. For more information on Yomi, visit https://www.neocis.com/meet-yomi/.
An Improved Patient Experience
At Cornerstone Dental Arts, we always strive to offer the latest in dental technology that will further improve the care we can provide to our patients. By using the Yomi robot system, we are able to offer much quicker dental implant surgery, reducing the patients’ wait time to complete the implant process. The surgery technique that this new system allows us to provide many times offers a less-invasive surgical process, meaning that the patient can enjoy a quicker healing time and less pain in the healing process overall.
If you have any questions regarding Yomi or robot-assisted dental surgery, or if you are interested in scheduling that dental implant surgery you’ve been putting off, contact us at Cornerstone Dental Arts at (865) 531-7117. We look forward to hearing from you!
Missing teeth can be a major concern for those who are living life this way. Not only can this cause a dramatic dip in self-confidence, but dental/oral structure and function can suffer as well. Some people simply give up and give in, deciding to deal with it and make do with the dental condition they were dealt with. But that does not have to be the case when a much better option is available, right here at Cornerstone Dental Arts, in fact. Dental implants are the solution.
How Do I Fix My Missing Teeth?
Dental implants can change a person’s life. When missing teeth are a major problem affecting a patient’s day-to-day existence, these restorative replacements are not only designed to improve one’s appearance, but also a person’s well-being. Missing teeth are far more concerning than an aesthetic issue alone. The cheeks can sink in, the jaw can become compromised, eating and speaking can become more difficult, and any remaining teeth can shift, loosen, or become damaged due to the empty spaces left behind by missing teeth. That is why considering dental implants is a smart idea, as it provides a solid solution that can remedy all of these problems.
Here is more you should know about the benefits of dental implants, how they can revamp your smile, what the implant process is like, and more. Dental implants have greatly improved the lives of many of our patients – perhaps the next rejuvenated smile will be yours!
Do Dental Implants Really Go Into My Jaw?
It sounds futuristic, but yes, the dental implant is surgically placed into the jawbone. This provides the “root” of the prosthetic tooth and it is strong and stable. Made of rugged titanium, this “root” will take time to fuse to the bone – about 4-6 months. It may seem like a long time when you’re waiting for new teeth, but the process is necessary to ensure that the replacement teeth are connected to a well-implanted structure, something that will last a long time – perhaps a lifetime. This is a procedure we will do right here in the Cornerstone Dental Arts office, and we will keep you as comfortable as can be. During the healing process and fusion, your prosthetic teeth will be crafted to look natural and fit well with your bite, mouth shape, and so on. You will return to the office for them to be placed, and your smile and function will be remarkably restored, with a fit and finish that’s undetectable.
What If I Do Not Want To Wait 4-6 Months To Fix My Missing Teeth? Is There A Speedier Solution?
For those who are missing an entire arch of teeth, there is a type of dental implant called All-on-4 dental implants. These can be placed in just one visit. Four implant posts are used for support, and the entire arch is replaced with natural-looking teeth. We may suggest this option for patients with a thin or brittle jawbone which may not be able to support the other style of titanium posts. We can discuss if you would be a good candidate for All-on-4 during your dental consultation.
I Only Have One Missing Tooth. Does A Dental Implant Make Sense In My Case?
Dental implants can be used to replace just a single missing tooth. We simply attach a porcelain crown to a post and implant it into the jawbone. We can also do something similar for a series of missing teeth, by way of an implant-retained bridge. There will be a crown implanted on the far teeth of the set of those missing, and in-between there will be a row of prosthetic teeth filling in the rest of the empty space. Both options are natural-looking and result in a beautiful strong smile.
How Do I Care For My Dental Implants?
Once the dental implants are secure and set, you can treat them as you would your normal teeth. Brush and floss regularly and maintain good overall oral health. Be sure to keep up with your general dental exams and contact our office if you experience any issues with your dental implants.
Are you missing teeth and think dental implants are right for you? You’ll only know for sure if you come to Cornerstone Dental Arts for a dental consultation and we can assess your situation. Our goal is to help you achieve a smile you are 100% satisfied with. If that means dental implants are in your future, we’ll get you started as soon as possible. Otherwise, we will come up with an alternate plan that you are sure to be just as pleased with.
To get any questions answered or to set up a consultation, please give us a call at (865) 531-7117. We look forward to hearing from you and transforming your smile from ear to ear.
If you are missing one or more teeth, dental implants may be exactly what you are looking for.
When someone has a big smile full of natural looking teeth, they tend to talk, smile, eat and laugh with confidence. Your teeth and your smile affect how you feel about yourself both personally and professionally. Dental implants look and feel like your own natural teeth, so much so, that you may actually forget that you ever had a missing tooth, and with proper care, a dental implant can last a lifetime. Whether you are missing a single tooth, or need a complete set of teeth, the professionals at Cornerstone Dental in Knoxville, TN are happy to talk with you about what is involved with dental implants, and if they may be a good option for you.
It has been estimated that presently around 70% of American adults are missing at least one tooth due to trauma, decay, gum disease or congenital abnormality. When you are missing teeth, (more…)