Dr. Werner Wittmeier & Associates now offer CEREC teeth restoration in our Edmonton office!
Using state-of-the-art technology our professional staff can provide complete, chairside reconstruction of a damaged tooth right in our office, often in as little as 90 minutes.
How CEREC Works
With the CEREC system we get a digital impression of your bite and damaged tooth. Using these images, the computer builds a model of your teeth, which our dentists use to design a restorative cap. When finished, the digital file moves to our on-site milling unit where the cap is physically constructed. Our dentist will then make final preparations – painting, polishing and glazing the cap so that it will blend naturally with your real tooth – before applying the cap using adhesive.
Our dentists can determine if CEREC is a good solution for you.
If your teeth are decayed or damaged, a dental crown can be just what you need.
Using ceramic and porcelain to create a natural-looking cap for your front teeth or metal crowns that offer more flexibility for your back teeth, crowns go on top of your natural teeth – after they have been repaired to prevent further decay or damage – with matching colour and shape so that no one can ever tell!
Veneers are another option when your tooth has been damaged or decayed. Unlike crowns, veneers are affixed to the front of your tooth.
When using porcelain veneers, the thickness of your existing tooth is reduced so that the restorative fixture appears natural. A temporary veneer will be attached to your tooth while your long-term veneer is being produced off-site.
We also provide Lumineers®, a super thin type of porcelain that requires minimal to no reduction of the existing tooth. This alternative can be completed without numbing shots, and you won’t have to wear temporary veneers. Lumineers®, though, cannot be used when the existing tooth is severely damaged or misaligned.
If you have lost a tooth due to severe damage or decay of the underlying jaw structure, implants might be a way for you to regain a healthy smile and the ability to eat normally without using dentures.
Our dentists will examine your jaw to determine if you’re a candidate for implants. Based on our findings, there are several implant options, including root form, plate form, and subperiosteal. Using titanium, we permanently affix a post to your jaw to which we attach a ceramic tooth.
Bridges are artificially fabricated teeth, usually composed of porcelain or gold, which are permanently anchored to adjacent teeth to take the place of a lost tooth. While bridges are one of the least invasive methods of teeth repair and replacement, they can be difficult to clean and can lead to further tooth decay.
To learn which tooth restoration option is best for you, schedule a consultation and examination today.