Tonganoxie Dentist, Dentist in Tonganoxie, KS

H. Grant Ritchey Jr. D.D.S., F.A.G.D.

 

Family and Cosmetic Dentistry

Orthodontics

Sleep Apnea

504 E. Fourth Street, Tonganoxie, Kansas

913-845-3231

tonganoxiedental@gmail.com

Our Technology
 

CEREC

Computer Generated Crowns!

CEREC is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth. CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, onlays, and veneers. In many cases, the CEREC machine can craft a restoration in a matter of minutes. CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain. It is for this reason that they are stronger than laboratory restorations, which are layered porcelain. The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit. In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear. If extra strength is needed for the restoration, a new material called e-Max is utilized. This porcelain is over four times stronger than conventional porcelain and can be used in many situations where we had to use metal. This material does require two dental appointments, however.

Procedure

The procedure for placement of a conventional CEREC restoration is very simple. The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth. The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture. The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder. This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image. Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D. This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you. Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration. This step takes approximately 15 minutes. You can actually watch this process if you would like. When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration. The entire process should take just over an hour and a half.

 
 
 
We proudly offer an intraoral camera at our convenient location in Tonganoxie, KS. Our intraoral camera allows Dr. Grant Ritchey to show you an up close picture of your mouth.