An individual’s teeth are one of the first things that are noticed and when the teeth are decayed or otherwise in very poor condition it ruins a person’s smile. If the teeth are structurally sound there are ways to repair and resurface natural teeth and bring them back to their pristine condition. However, if the teeth are beyond repair they must be replaced and from the patients point of view; the faster the better.
Dental implants have been around for quite some time but the traditional process may take as long as six months from start to finish. Now, thanks to state-of-the-art technology teeth in a day in Jacksonville Beach are possible.
There are two specific technologies for same day teeth; one is CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) and the other is E4D. These technologies allow the dentist to provide effective tooth replacement in one day. In the case of CEREC a CAD/CAM system is used to create digital impressions of the tooth and 3D CAD is then used to machine a tooth perfect for the location from ceramic material.
E4D is a technology that also facilitates same day dentistry but it includes veneers, crowns, inlays, etc. This concept is not new but the technology that has been developed makes teeth in a day in Jacksonville Beach perfectly feasible.
If the dentist has checked your oral health and found that you are a candidate for day dentistry the work can proceed. If the dentist is using CEREC the tooth to be restored is anesthetized and made ready for the restoration. The process uses an optical scanner which makes a perfect digital impression of the area and this impression is sent to a computerized machine that makes a virtual model of the damaged tooth.
Once the color has been chosen the design is sent to a milling machine that finalizes the restoration in about 20 minutes, the material is usually porcelain however lithium di-silicate may also be used. The milling machine used dental burrs to ensure the proper shape, once the shaping process has been completed the restoration is polished and then glazed or stained to make the replacement tooth identical to the surrounding teeth, it is then fired in an kiln, very much like a piece of pottery. By the time the process is completed perhaps an hour has gone by but now the restoration is ready to be cemented in the precise position and in one day you have a replacement tooth every bit as strong as a natural tooth.