A smile makeover does what the name implies; it provides a total transformation of your smile. A smile makeover means that each tooth in the smile line is cosmetically improved leaving nothing but your ideal smile for all to see.
Would you believe that your smile makeover can now be completed in a single day? Under the right circumstances, it’s now possible thanks to CEREC, same-day crown technology! Read on to find out if a same day smile makeover might be right for you.
What challenges can it benefit?
A smile makeover can be used to correct several types of dental challenges, including:
- Missing Teeth
- Chipped, Cracked, or Uneven TeethTooth
- Tooth Proportions
A same day smile makeover using CEREC, same-day crown technology works for patients whose treatment involves dental crowns. Since smile makeovers can employ other treatment methods such as Invisalign, teeth whitening, veneers, bridges and others, please consult with Dr. Mahara further regarding your specific case.
What is CEREC?
CEREC, or single appointment crowns, are a sophisticated computer-aided system for producing durable high-quality ceramic restorations. It is simple to use, fast and is excellent for conserving the natural tooth. CEREC is ideal for patients who want a solid ceramic, authentic tooth-coloured alternative to traditional crowns made in a dental lab – all completed in one visit.
Are these crowns new?
This technology is not new. In fact, it has been around for nearly 30 years. Many dental offices have not invested in this technology, due to start-up costs and additional training in computer dental assisted design and milling.
Dr. Mahara at Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group, however, has chosen to invest in this valuable technology so that all of our patients can minimize their time spent away from work and family yet also receive optimal restorative results.
Benefits of CEREC
CEREC crowns allow tooth restorations to be completed in a single session but there are several other benefits. First of all impressions are done with super accurate digital impressions. This means no more putty-like material in your mouth to get an impression.
Secondly, the tooth is prepped and the crown fitted during the same visit, so there is no need for a temporary crown. Temporary crowns, typically worn for about two weeks with traditional crowns can come loose or weaken during wear. This is a thing of the past with CEREC technology.
Since these crowns are made of a solid block of ceramic, they are considered to have a very strong structure.
Not only are they known for being strong, but ceramic provides a very natural looking crown which reflects light in a similar way to our natural tooth structure. Additionally, the ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colours, so your crown can be selected to blend in naturally with your surrounding teeth.
Although amazingly quick for a smile makeover procedure, this treatment could take several hours as all the design and milling are done in the clinic while you enjoy some free time with your favorite movies, music or books. Dr. Mahara and his staff will make sure you are aware of the timeline well ahead in the planning phase. On the day of the treatment every effort to ensure your comfort will be taken including the provision of refreshments.
Conclusion and Example
Depending on your situation, it’s now possible to have a complete smile makeover completed in a single day! Take a look at the following before and after pictures of a recent same day smile makeover:
Downtown Nanaimo Dental Group is proud to combine a complete makeover with CEREC technology to our patients. Please call to book an appointment with Dr. Mahara today.