CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is the method of restoring broken down teeth with ceramic restorations created using CAD/CAM technology. The broken down tooth is prepared and a digital scan is taken using an intraoral scanner. The restoration is designed and milled from a block of tooth-coloured porcelain, which is then bonded into place. This creates a much stronger and esthetically pleasing tooth with a much greater long term success rate than a traditional white/silver filling. And this is completed in just one convenient appointment.
Are you unhappy with your smile? Do you hide your teeth or cover your smile when you laugh? SureSmile® is for those with crooked, spaced or misaligned teeth.
SureSmile is a high-tech procedure that allows us to guide your teeth into position with a new level of quickness and effectiveness. Studies have shown that SureSmile can straighten teeth 40% faster than traditional orthodontics. For instance, using SureSmile, procedures that would typically take two years with conventional orthodontics could be completed in just 12 to 15 months. Your actual period of treatment may differ depending on a variety of circumstances.
At Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates we have been fully digital since day one. Digital sensors are used instead of traditional photographic film. The advantage of using digital sensors is time efficiency: there is no need to use chemical processing solutions, which is also better for the environment. Digital radiographs can be easily transferred and enhanced, as well. The biggest advantage to patients is that less radiation is used to produce the same image vs conventional radiographs.
Soft Tissue Laser
At Wade Abbott Dentistry & Associates a number of procedures are performed using a soft tissue diode laser. Soft tissue diode lasers use an energy wavelength that is proven to demonstrate a high affinity for soft tissues. This enables the soft tissue to be ablated, or cut, and sealed by vaporization. As a result, patients tend to experience far less postoperative discomfort, as well as significantly less collateral damage to otherwise healthy surrounding tissue areas. Some of the procedures performed with the soft tissue diode laser include:
- Shaping of gums for esthetic contouring
- Pain control for ulcers and cold sores
- Soft tissue biopsy
- Abscess drainage
- Implant uncovering
- Soft tissue crown lengthening