Patients should understand that a crown is not a commodity. It is a custom prosthetic device fabricated specifically for that one tooth in your mouth. A lot needs to go into its creation order for it to:
Managing the process has both structural and biological components. Both are factors in how long and how stable the crown restoration is. And, of course, how comfortable it feels in your mouth.
Structural components can be observed and analyzed with X-rays to determine the condition of the tooth. Often, however, structural issues reveal themselves in the process of shaping the tooth to receive the crown. Whether there is enough tooth structure to support the crown must be determined.
Pain comprises the biological components. Is it from a fracture, decay...
With 40 years in the business, 18 of those years have been dedicated to creating remarkable, one-of-a-kind restorations here at Smiles International. In this video, Rick sits down with Dr. Kaihara to discuss the perks and advantages of having an in-house dental lab. They also elaborate on all of what is considered when creating these unique restorations.
One of our core values state: "Each restoration must be of the highest quality, made of the best materials and most precise manner and unquestioned best in its category." We live by this.
In this video, you'll...
We focused our last episodes on digital innovations in the pipeline. While impressive, the results we want for our patients and they want for themselves also require dental artistry.
There are several tools that contribute to matching restorations to the patient's natural teeth. Most practices rely on these:
Shade guides - are useful as a starting point but they are missing critical information about the intensity, brightness, and texture of a patient's natural teeth.
Natural lighting - improves shade guide matching.
Photographs - reveal nuances in the color and translucency of the patient's natural teeth, adding another layer to the aesthetics of restorations.
Vita EasyShade V - creates digital shade maps of color variations in a patient's natural teeth for great results.
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