Dental Crowns

Shuayb Dental

Most dentistry looks like dentistry. Our goal is to provide dentistry that is undetectable. We replace existing crowns and fillings with restorations that look and feel like your natural teeth.

Where damage to a person’s teeth is extreme, and apparently beyond repair, we can use porcelain or porcelain “pasted on gold” crowns to make the smile appear “as new”. This is an extremely reliable technique for repairing the most severe of dental problems, even permanently replacing missing teeth to offer a complete smile and a functional bite. We are renowned for the quality of our work and the fantastic changes we make for people using this technology. These treatments are used for a long-lasting correction of major dental problems. It is usual for these treatments to last for 20 to 30 years, which is as close to permanent as dental treatment can get.

 

Key Benefits of Dental Crowns

  • Replaces missing teeth
  • Offers support to misshapen teeth or badly broken teeth
  • Looks completely natural
  • Fixes “smile” and functional chewing problems

What are the capabilities of crowns?

Crown and bridgework is a very reliable solution for major dental problems caused through accidents, diseases or wear and tear. Major problems can usually be corrected using these techniques. Material used in these repairs is either high-grade porcelain or porcelain bonded to gold. A higher strength of the porcelain and gold materials is recommended to treat the most serious of dental problems. Where accidental damage has occurred, resulting in lost teeth, or where teeth have broken away through excessive wear, or as the result of old fillings breaking, crowns and/or bridges can be used as a long-term solution.

Many people have unexplained pain from filled back teeth, which is usually due to hairline cracks in the chewing part of the tooth. Placing crowns on these teeth relieves the pain and allows a return of full dental function for these teeth. In front teeth, older fillings can both weaken the teeth and cause “appearance” problems due to staining or chipping. Porcelain crowns and bridges are suitable in cases where porcelain veneers are not. In teeth with root canal fillings, crowns can prevent breakage.

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The CEREC Procedure

Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. You can probably see a filling or two in your own mouth, which do just that — “fill” a cavity, or hole, in your tooth left from the excavation of decayed tooth structure. In many cases, those fillings are made of metal material and can go bad, weaken the tooth, or get additional decay under or around it. In fact, 1.2 billion of these metal fillings will need to be replaced in the next 10 years. CEREC is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide since 1987 not only to replace these fillings, but also to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment!

Exam and Preparation

First, your Dentist examines the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. It could be a simple filling, or a full crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure is remaining and the clinical judgment of your Dentist. Next, he or she administers an anesthetic and prepares your tooth for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tooth tissue. This preparation is just like he or she would do for many other restorative techniques.

Optical Impression

Then, your Dentist takes an optical ompression of the prepared tooth. Instead of filling a tray with impression “goop” that you must bite into and hold in your mouth until it hardens, your Dentist coats the tooth with a non-toxic, tasteless powder. A camera is then used to take a digital picture of your tooth. This whole optical impression process takes only a minute or two.

No Temporaries

Next, the CEREC machine helps the Dentist create the restoration for your tooth. The CEREC 3-D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. Your Dentist then uses his or her dental expertise to design the restoration using the CEREC 3-D computer program. Within a few minutes, your Dentist clicks a button, and the restoration design data is sent to a separate milling machine in the office. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 10 to 20 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. Finally, your Dentist tries the restoration in your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary. All of this is done in a single appointment! Ask us about CEREC today.

What is CEREC? CEREC is an acronym …

  • Chairside: The technology is in the dental operatory and used while you are in the chair
  • Economical: The procedure is economical for both dentist and patient
  • Restorations: The procedure restores your tooth to its natural beauty, function, and strength
  • Esthetic: The restorations are metal-free and tooth-colored
  • Ceramic: High-strength ceramics are used that are close in composition to your natural tooth structure.

CEREC is an advanced dental restorative system that allows your dentist to restore decayed teeth, place crowns, remove defective amalgam fillings, or place cosmetic veneers in just one appointment. This allows you to have the highest quality, most lifelike dental restorations in just one visit to the dentist … in, out, and on with your busy life.

CEREC Acquisition Unit

The CEREC Acquisition Unit is mobile and houses a medical grade computer and the CEREC camera. Your dentist uses the camera to take a digital picture of your prepared tooth. This picture is used instead of a traditional impression. This means no impression tray and material for you to gag on. The computer and CEREC 3D software converts the digital picture to a three-dimensional virtual model of your prepped tooth. Your dentist then designs your restoration right on screen using the software while you wait (and watch!). This software can assist your dentist with designing any single tooth restoration: crowns, inlays (fillings), onlays (partial crowns), and veneers. Once your dentist has designed your restoration (usually about five minutes), he or she clicks a button, and the design data is communicated via a wireless radio signal to the CEREC Milling Unit.

CEREC Milling Unit

Your dentist or dental assistant selects a ceramic block that matches the shade of the tooth being repaired. He or she then inserts the block into the Milling Unit. The data from the Acquisition Unit is used to direct two diamond-coated burs to carve the block into the indicated shape of the restoration. This process usually takes 8 to 18 minutes depending on the size and type of restoration. After the milling is finished, your dentist polishes the finished filling or crown and bonds it into place.

CEREC® is a registered trademark of Sirona Dental Systems

Shuayb Laser Dental

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Thank you Dr. Shuayb for making my visit less stressful. The last dentist I saw I walked out shaking and was scared to go back. You were gentle with my teeth and I finally got the much needed crown that I put off for many years.

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This office has it all together! From the front to the back I've never been disappointed. Dr shuayb is by far the best dentist I've ever seen. When I went there for my first visit it was for a second opinion about a bunch of work a different dentist told me I needed. Once he looked at my X-rays I was dumbfounded and in shock that I didn't need almost any of the treatment I thought I did. I had to have 3 crowns made,2 fillings,and regular cleaning. The previous place told me I needed a deep cleaning and 7 crowns! Thank you for giving me my smile back, keeping my mouth healthy and money in my pocket. I will never change dentist!!

- Bryan R

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I just wanted to say thank you so much to Dr. Shuayb and his staff. I have always had problems with my smile growing up and could never smile for pictures. In one visit Dr. Shuayb and his assistant Krista worked all day to turn my frown upside down. I am so thankful for them and the amazing job they did. I cannot help but smile at everyone now and I do with confidence thanks to Dr. Shuayb and krista!!!

- Ashley A

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I enjoyed the entire experience except when I had to pay Everyone was great!!

- Andrea F

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The atmosphere was warm, friendly and very professional. I was very anxious and Krista was very reassuring and explained the procedure which helped to alleviate all fears. Camille was also a member of the team that assisted who was very attentive. I would highly recommend Dr. Shuayb and his caring professional staff. Dr. Shuayb is using state of the art high tech equipment and procedures like crowns that use to take weeks are completed the same day. Now I have great smile thank you Dr Shuayb and staff.

- Carolyn C

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I was very impressed with the cleanliness, efficiency and knowledge of the office staff. Due to my medical history, the dental assistant asked if I was supposed to have an antibiotic prior to major dental work. I am, and the office was able to provide the antibiotic.

- sandra n

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I've had several crowns made here and I am satisfied with every one of them. These same day crowns here are great! So convenient!

- Paula v

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I love this place! I have been going to Dr Shuayb since 1999.

- Gina M

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Dr.Shuayb makes the procedures seem effortless! He's truly a gifted dentist,

- Phillip C

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I was very afraid to go to the dentist and the staff here put me at ease and actually look forward to going

- Jennifer C

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I was happy to get all the work done in the same day and then get back to work

- Paul S

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This place was amazing! I needed a crown done because I broke my tooth. The Dr was able to save my tooth with out a root canal and I left with the real crn today!! None of those impressions that choke you and taste horrible and no temporaries that keep falling off. I will be sending everyone I know to this practice!! Great Job and Thank you for such an awesome experience!! sincerely, your life long Patient

- Kelly J

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