CEREC: Single Appointment Dentistry
Here at Shadid Dental Studio, we are proud to offer CEREC full crowns and partial crowns to our patients. CEREC by Sirona Dental Systems is the world’s leader in the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. With CEREC technology, you, the patient can obtain a permanent all ceramic restoration in a single visit! We have been providing these single appointment ceramic restorations for our patients since 2003.
Crown and Bridge
Crowns and bridges are permanent fixed restorations that are cemented or bonded to your teeth to repair severe breakdown of tooth structure or to replace missing teeth. A crown is a restoration, or “cap,” that entirely covers a damaged tooth. This restores the tooth to proper form and function as well as improving the tooth’s overall appearance.
Fixed bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth. Fixed bridges are a non-removable replacement for missing teeth. They are cemented to the natural teeth adjacent to the missing space, thus restoring the upper or lower jaws to proper form and function.
Dental implants are a viable option today for replacing missing teeth. Implants are titanium posts that are surgically placed into your jawbone beneath your gums, allowing the artificial teeth to be mounted on top of them. Dental implants provide a very stable support for replacement teeth due to the implant fusing to the bone.
Dental implants can be used to restore a single tooth, or several implants can be utilized to replace multiple teeth with the use of an implant supported fixed bridge. Implants can also be used to support, retain and stabilize a removable denture or partial denture.
Root Canal Therapy
A root canal is a treatment to repair and retain critically damaged or infected teeth. There are several reasons to perform root canal therapy to maintain a tooth that can be saved. One is a deep cavity that has progressed to the nerve, or pulp, of the tooth, causing an infection. Another need for treatment could be a cracked tooth causing discomfort. The procedure involves removing, cleaning, shaping, and disinfecting the nerve canal of the tooth, followed by filling and sealing the canal space to prevent future infection. In many cases, the tooth is then prepared for a crown to protect it.
Complete and Partial Dentures
Dentures are a custom made prosthetic appliances designed to replace several or all missing teeth with a removable appliance. There are two common types of removable dentures: a complete denture replacing all teeth in the upper or lower arch, and a partial denture replacing only the missing teeth in the arch.
A complete denture is fabricated after the removal of all the patient’s teeth. An immediate complete denture is delivered the same day as the removal of the patient’s teeth, allowing the patient to never be without teeth for aesthetic and functional purposes.
A removable partial denture offers an alternative to a fixed bridge. They use your natural teeth as support to replace missing teeth. Because of this, partial dentures are usually more stable than a complete denture.