CEREC Single Visit Restoration
For many years, dentists restore damaged and decayed teeth with metal fillings and crowns. Modern technology has given us more options. With CEREC crowns, Dr. Schaub can restore stability to your mouth without compromising the health and beauty of your smile. The CEREC system allows Dr. Schaub to fashion and produce an attractive all porcelain crown in just one visit.
What are the benefits of a CEREC crown?
Crafted from metal-free, porcelain materials, CEREC crowns wont crack or leak over time, blend with your natural teeth, and allow for more conservative repairs. They also eliminate the need for messy impressions, temporary restoration, and a second visit to the office. Our patients love the convenience of having their crown placed in a single visit.
How do I get my CEREC crown?
First, Dr. Schaub will create a 3D image of your tooth. Using this data, the CEREC machine generates a model of your custom crown. Patients can watch tv and relax in their chair while waiting for the CEREC machine to mill their crown. Dr. Schaub will then place the final crown before you leave the office.
What is CEREC?
The acronym CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics. This complex machine can generate high-quality dental restorations with the aid of 3D computer tedchnology.
With Holidays just around the corner, you become busy planning and preparing for your favorite holiday meals. Whether that’s salty, sweet or turkey meat, your mouth is going to undergo a lot of environmental changes. So while we are caught up in the holiday spirit we want to remember that our teeth deserve attention too.
We can’t expect you to brush your teeth after every meal, but here are a few things you can do to keep your teeth healthy through the holiday season!
1) Drink lots of water. Drinking water can swish out sugars stuck between your teeth. Also water helps prevent bad breath. Although drinking water is not a replacement for brushing.
2) Eat dessert with or soon after your meal. Waiting a while and then eating your dessert will increase the amount of bacteria in your mouth making it easier to break down tooth structure causing tooth decay. So if you do eat awhile later, make sure to drink water to flush out any sugars.
3) When you get home remember to brush and floss your teeth. When flossing try not to rush. Show each tooth some love. You want to get out all that bacteria stuck between your teeth.
4) Schedule to have your teeth cleaned at least twice a year
Have you ever walked into a dental office wondering if the dental room your about to go in is clean and sterile?
At Dr. Schaubs Dental Office we take infection control very seriously. We care about your safety and work hard to prevent the spread if infection. Before and after each patient all surfaces of our dental operatories are wiped down, cleaned and disinfected.
Disposable dental tools such as needles and are never reused on any patient.
Non disposable items are sterilized between patients.
Everyday we wear personal protective equipment; that includes a lab jacket, glasses, a mask and gloves, which are thrown away after each patient. Before seeing the next patient we wash our hands and put on a mask and a new pair of gloves.
THERE ARE A LOT OF REASONS why businesses participate in social media. First and foremost, we’re using social media to better serve you—our valued patients and friends. But unlike many businesses, our social media efforts to serve you don’t start online—they start in our practice.
Whether Online Or In Our Office…
1.) We’re listening. We want to be part of the conversation. We want to make it easy for you to connect with us. Open, honest communication with our patients both online and in person builds trust—and, we’ll never take that trust for granted.
2.) We’re doing what we can to make your visits (and life) better. As your lifelong oral health partner, our goal is to provide information that’s relevant and useful in benefitting your comfort, health, and appearance.
3.) We’re connected to YOU—not your teeth. Although your smile is our focus, we care about you. As a part of our “family”, you’re so much more than a checkup or procedure.
Porcelain veneers have been in the market for decades now. They have come a long way and are much more reliable. The cosmetic dentistry field has also come a long way in learning when it is best to use these and when it is not. There are a lot of people that are simply not happy with their smiles. If you are one of these people, veneers might be just the procedure for you. There are even times when you can avoid braces using veneers to close gaps in your teeth that have bothered you all your life.
Preparing the tooth for a traditional cosmetic crown requires cutting away large amounts of tooth structure. This doesn’t matter if the tooth is already diseased, but what if the teeth are healthy and a patient just wants the crown for cosmetic dental reasons? This is why porcelain veneers were created. Dentist will take a small layer of tooth structure away and then adhere a porcelain veneer on the front side of your teeth.
Some staining is permanent and whitening can’t even get rid of it. If this is the case for you, then veneers might be the right option.
Veneers can cover up any cracks you may have throughout your front teeth.
If you have chipped teeth, veneers are a good option.
Veneers can fill minor gaps between your teeth without orthodontics.
Come in for a consultation with Dr. Schaub to find out if Veneers are for you!
Antacids May Weaken Your Teeth-
For proper digestion, your stomach needs a certain level of acidity. If you take antacids too often or in high enough doses, your body can react by producing more acid than normal. Too much acid can lead to more heartburn (and may compel you to take even more antacids). In their attempt to block the acid production, antacids can inhibit the absorption of calcium and protein—both vital components for improving the strength of your teeth and jaw.
Antacids Can Lead To Tooth Decay And Gum Disease
Antacids can cause dry mouth. With less saliva in your mouth to wash food debris from your teeth and neutralize the acid produced by plaque, you’re more likely to experience gum disease and tooth decay.
Antacids are also often full of sugar and the chewable ones can get stuck in the crevices of your teeth. This type of prolonged exposure can contribute to cavities.
Periodontal Disease and Alzheimer’s
Please remember to call us and schedule your dental cleaning appointment to insure a healthy 2014!
Bacteria in Brains Suggest Alzheimer’s-Gum Disease Link
Bacteria linked to gum disease traveled to the brains of people with Alzheimer’s disease, suggesting that dental hygiene plays a role in the development of the memory-robbing illness, British researchers said.