Comprehensive Dentistry & Cerec

One-appointment crowns, thanks to CEREC, we can provide patients with inlays, onlays, crowns and veneers in only one appointment. The CAD/CAM system has been on the market for a good 30 years now and over 250 scientific studies have confirmed the clinical safety of tried and tested CEREC tooth restorations.

Why Patients Are Choosing CEREC

CEREC is one of the world’s only systems for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in ONE office visit. With the CEREC at Dr. Sunderland’s side, you can be in and out in a single visit with a permanent, all ceramic crown, onlay, or veneer! For you, the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care. So, why are patients world wide choosing the CEREC restorative technique for their dental needs?

Most dental restorative methods require more than one visit to the dentist. This means that on the first visit, you get an injection of anesthesia, your tooth prepared, an impression taken, and a temporary restoration put on your tooth. You make a second appointment for a couple of weeks later, get another injection, have the temporary pried off, and have a permanent restoration put on. Why go to the dentist a second time when you don’t have to? With CEREC, the procedure is done in a single appointment, start to finish.

Finest Dental Crown Materials

A CEREC tooth restoration is not just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, or other metals. With CEREC, Dr. Sunderland can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Also, these materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so Dr. Sunderland can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a dental restoration that strengthens your tooth.

A dental crown is tooth-shaped cap that is permanently cemented over a tooth to restore its strength and shape and appearance. Crowns are used to hold weak or broken teeth together to avoid further fracturing. Crowns are also used to support large fillings, attach a bridge, or cover discolored or deformed teeth. Crowns may also be placed over dental implants. Crowns last about five to eight years, and with good oral hygiene crowns may last longer. A crown can help strengthen your teeth and improve the aesthetics of your mouth.

Bridgework

Dental bridges are used to replace one or more missing teeth in your mouth. Dental bridges are fixed on the supporting teeth, or on the dental implant that has been placed next to the missing teeth. On your first visit, we prepare the supporting teeth for the bridge. This is done to make room for the crowns that will slide over the supporting teeth. These crowns serve as holders of the pontic, which is the missing tooth's replacement. Next, we make an impression of the supporting teeth and insert a temporary dental bridge to protect the supporting teeth as well as the space between them. On your second visit, the permanent bridge is placed and adjusted to insure proper fit. If you like the fit, we cement the bridge into place. Bridges may also be placed on dental implants in areas where the natural teeth are missing.

Restoration of Dental Implants

Dental implants are individual replacement teeth that look and feel just like natural teeth. Dental implants are actually inserted into the jawbone—they fill the hole left by the missing tooth. The titanium root of the implant serves as the tooth root, and over time it bonds to the natural bone—forming an exceptionally strong foundation for the porcelain restoration that’s attached on top.

Dental implants will allow you to eat your favorite foods, smile confidently, and speak naturally. In areas that several natural teeth are missing a series of implants strategically placed can then support a fixed denture to give you the smile and function of natural teeth.

Full Arch Implant Restorations

The All-on-4® treatment concept provides edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous patients with a fixed full-arch prosthesis on four implants on the day of surgery. This quickly leads to improved patient satisfaction – with regards to function, esthetics, sense, speech, and self-esteem.

We now offer patients a reduced number of surgeries and significantly shorter overall treatment time using this technique and it is possible to immediately load the implants, which means that patients can use their new teeth immediately. The All-on-4® treatment concept is not only the least time-consuming treatment option, but also the least costly in comparison with conventional implant treatment modalities of the edentulous and soon-to-be edentulous jaw.