Cosmetic Teeth Whitening
This has to be the best cosmetic dental treatment available. A lighter and brighter smile without needing dentistry! Properly done, most people will achieve teeth 8-10 shades whiter or more.
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CEREC
CEREC stands for CERamic REconstruction. It is an in-surgery CAD\CAM system that can make any laboratory dental restoration (crown\veneer\inlay) actually in the dentists surgery. It is without doubt that CEREC is the most advanced dental system in the world and all the longterm clinical tests and studies are showing teeth restored with CEREC are lasting as long as teeth restored with gold.
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Gum Contouring
Not everyone shows their gums when they smile, but if they do then having an even gumline along the top of the teeth is important for a natural smile. Gum contouring or gum sculpting as it is sometimes called, is a technique to reshape the gumline to give an even and balanced appearance.
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Cosmetic Implants
Dental Implants are replacement tooth roots and are used to put back missing teeth. The implant is usually placed into the bone in the same position as the original tooth root.
Common Types
Bicon
Nobel Biocare
Straumann (ITI)
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Cosmetic Crowns
Crowns (or caps) are where the whole tooth is completely covered, as compared to a veneer where only the front surface is covered. Crowns have been used in dentistry since the 1920’s although materials have changed significantly since then. Originally, crowns were made from gold but in the 1950’s it became possible to overlay gold with porcelain and so tooth coloured crowns were made with a gold base
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Cosmetic Veneers
Veneers are best though of as new tooth 'facings', which are bonded permanently to the front surface of the teeth.
Types
Ceramic
Cerec
Da Vinci
Mac
Lumineers
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It is without doubt that CEREC is the most advanced dental system in the world and all the longterm clinical tests and studies are showing teeth restored with CEREC are lasting as long as teeth restored with gold.

Average Cost:From £400 Per Restoration
Treatment Length:Under One Hour Per Tooth
Used to Treat:Crowns, Veneers, Bridges or Inlays
Available From:A CEREC Trained Cosmetic Dentist

CEREC stands for CERamic REconstruction. It is an in-surgery CADCAM system that can make any laboratory dental restoration (crownveneerinlay) actually in the dentist’s surgery. It is without doubt that CEREC is the most advanced dental system in the world and all the longterm clinical tests and studies are showing teeth restored with CEREC are lasting as long as teeth restored with gold. In fact, there are now studies showing it is outlasting gold over 20+years.

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With CEREC, instead of the dentist taking impression moulds to make a crown, inlay or veneer, the tooth is simply scanned with a small camera and the crown, inlay or veneer is then perfectly milled out from a block of ceramic . Once milled, the restoration is then seamlessly bonded to the tooth.

There are many advantages to patients who’s dentist use CEREC. Not only do they get the best restoration for their tooth but the whole process is completed in just one appointment. The benefits of cerec are:-

Longlasting dental restoration (crowninlayveneer) that will look and feel like a natural tooth
No impressions moulds
Less natural tooth removed so less drilling
No second visit and no second anaesthetic
No temporaries to wear
Ceramic materials so no metal in your mouth.
Doesn’t cost any more than conventional lab made restorations

Also, many laboratories use the CEREC inLAB, which is the lab version of cerec. The lab will scan the impression mould taken by the dentist instead of the dentist scanning the tooth. Although the restoration will be the same as could have been made by a CEREC dentist, the patient won’t have the benefit of having the procedure completed in a single appointment.

Who uses CEREC?

Only dentists who have invested in the CEREC CADCAM system or laboratories who have CEREC inLab. The CEREC system is made by Sirona (formerly Siemens) in Germany and costs a lot of money for the dentist to buy. It also takes time to be trained to use. However, the dentist won’t have to pay a lab to make a restoration and so the overall cost to the patient is usually the same.

All the CEREC dentists contacted when making this site said they wouldn’t now practice dentistry without CEREC because of the quality of the dentistry they could now do. CEREC is far more accurate than impression moulds. Indeed, CEREC is such an incredible way to restore teeth that we have produced a site purely on CEREC.

What can be done with CEREC?

Quite simply, any procedure that the dentist would need to use a laboratory for such as a crown or veneer can be made with CEREC. Additionaly, CEREC can be used instead of placing a filling and there are many advantages to using CEREC instead of fillings. Not only do teeth restored with CEREC look and feel like a natural tooth, they are much stronger than filled teeth and will last much, much longer . (For details of research papers on CEREC visit our CEREC site wwwcerecqwertycouk)

Examples of teeth restored using the CEREC system look to the right hand column:-

Amalgam fillings replaced with CEREC ceramic inlays

CEREC Veneers

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All top teeth restored with CEREC crowns

Finding a CEREC dentist.
This site has a list of CEREC dentists.

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 CEREC
 Stands for
 CERamic 
 REconstruction
 Cerec Guide

 IMPLANTS
 Replacement tooth roots
 and are used to put back
 missing teeth.
 Implants Guide

 Crowns
 Crowns (or caps) are
 where the whole tooth
 is completely 
 Crowns Guide

 Whitening
 A lighter and brighter
 smile without needing
 dentistry!
 Whitening Guide

 Countoring
 Gum contouring is a 
 technique to reshape
 the gumline
 Countoring Guide

 Bonding
 Is where a composite
 resin material is bonded
 to the tooth
 Bonding Guide

 Veneers

 Are best though of
 as new tooth 
 'facings'
 Veneers Guid

 Cosmetic Orthodontics
 Moving the front teeth
 to provide 
 a straight smile
 Orthodontics Guide


 

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