Dr C. G. Marshall - Dental Surgery






Services



Cerec Restoration

We are pleased to offer our patients Cerec Restoration services – a superior method of creating precisely-designed, colour-matched and highly durable ceramic restorations right in our Hamilton dental surgery. From simple fillings (inlays), to full crowns, veneers and bridges.

CEREC delivers the quality results you need in a single appointment.



Digital Impression of Your Tooth

After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your tooth for restoration, similarly to traditional treatment methods. Your prepared tooth will be imprinted into models and then we will prepare the 3D camera to take an optical impression of your tooth shape, so you will receive a truly custom made individual tooth to enhance your appearance and quality of life. No long waits or several visits for a crown or inlay any more, all done in one easy visit.



Computer Aided Design (CAD) State-of-the-art CAD software allows us to design every precise detail of your restoration with the accuracy you’ve come to expect from us. The software allows us to customise the shape of the restoration to exactly fit your specific clinical needs.



Mill and Place While you wait, exact design specifications are sent to our on-site milling machine to create your restoration. About 15 minutes later, your all ceramic, colour matched restoration is ready for placement. Your new restoration is then fitted, polished and bonded for permanence. Your tooth is restored back to its natural form, function and beauty. And you are back to doing whatever it is you’d rather be doing.



Why CEREC?
  • Single visit convenience – no temporaries

  • No uncomfortable impression trays

  • Beautiful aesthetics – colour matched ceramic

  • Natural looking smile

  • Clinically proven – millions of successful restorations worldwide

  • Enamel-like materials – natural look and feel

  • Suitable for filling, crowns and veneers and bridges.


BEAUTIFUL TEETH

Smile enhancement can have a dramatic effect on appearance and confidence

Many procedures are available for enhancing your smile

Starting with hygiene appointment, cessation of smoking
  • and regular flossing, simple preventive treatments can
  • enhance Periodontal (gum) health.
  • Shape and colour change can make a big difference with
  • spaces closed and chipped damaged teeth repaired
  • sometimes quite simply with composite
  • Colour change can correct where teeth have become darker with age or lifestyle
  • (smoking, coffee ,tea,  red wine)
  • Direct bonding with composite
  • Direct laminate veneers
  • Porcelain veneers
  • Crowns       -        are all available

TOOTH WHITENING

This can be performed as an in surgery treatment or with take home trays with gel.
In surgery whitening can lighten several shades and is very precise
Excessive whitening can cause sensitivity of teeth and gums and there is very effective treatment for sensitive teeth as well.
There is less chance for sensitivity following in surgery treatment than the take home trays



SOME ASPECTS OF   DENTAL TRAUMA

Teeth that have been knocked out should be replaced as soon as possible. Time is critical
The exception is for baby teeth. These are not replaced
If it is not possible to replace the tooth immediately then it should be placed in milk and also can be wrapped in plastic wrap. It must not be allowed to dry out
If the tooth is dirty it can be rinsed in milk or the tooth owner can suck the tooth clean and leave it between gum and lip, or placed in milk.
If the tooth is being placed back in position the other teeth positions are used as a guide.
The patient then holds it in with gentle pressure or biting on a handkerchief or tissues A temporary splint can be made out of a few pieces of alfoil or plastic wrap folded around adjoining teeth
A dental appointment should be scheduled as soon as possible
Antibiotics and tetanus toxoid are often needed


PREVENTION

A dental mouthguard made by the vacuum method gives the most protection to the teeth and jaws during contact sports.
Impressions are taken usually of both upper and lower teeth and plaster models are poured up from these impressions.
The upper model is placed on the stage of the vacuum machine, the mouthguard blank heated up and the vacuum applied and the heated blank is sucked down onto the model. The lower model is often used to imprint the occlusal surface of the mouthguard so when the patient closes together some protection is given to lower teeth as well.
Bi maxillary mouthguards are double mouthguards made to cover both upper and lower teeth and often required by professional sports persons