CEREC (Ceramic Reconstruction)
Crowns & Onlays Restoration System
CEREC is the amazing restoration system that provides on-site crowns and onlays. In most dental practices you will have to pay two visits and receive two injections for crowns, veneers or onlay treatments. At O’Connor Moore Dentist Sligo, however, you can be fitted for a permanent crown on the same day you visit the Sligo dental practice, meaning your schedule isn’t disrupted for more time than is needed.
Custom-made Ceramic Tooth Restorations
Not only are you able to drastically cut treatment times with CEREC, you are also able to receive custom-made, ceramic tooth restorations which look and feel like real teeth. Before, the only materials available for procedures involving crowns and onlays were amalgam, gold and other noticeable metals. This isn’t the case with the CEREC system, which produces dental restorations made of ceramic for natural looking and feeling teeth.
Aside from looking a great deal more attractive, ceramic also comes with added health benefits, such as a natural reaction to hot and cold sensations, which stops them from breaking. A ceramic restoration also means that less of the natural tooth is lost when the restoration is placed. Read about our CEREC Guarantee here.
Treatment in just one session
“After years of shying away from smiling in photographs I could not be happier with my smile now after receiving treatment in OCM Dental. I got two crowns added to smile and the difference it has made to my smile is night and day!
A New Natural Looking Dental Crown
Dental Crowns are used to restore the strength of a tooth after decay has occurred. A crown or cap replaces the damaged part of the tooth to make it whole again. This provides much needed protection to the tooth and aids in function.
At O’Connor Moore Sligo Dentist, the CEREC system we use can produce a new, natural looking crown on-site that can be fitted on the very day of your visit. Made from ceramic, the restoration looks, acts and feels like your own tooth and can provide long lasting protection and structure.
Ceramic is a great material to use in the creation of dental crowns, as it reacts to hot and cold much in the same way as a natural tooth, which prevents it from breaking. Ceramic crowns also look a great deal more attractive than gold or amalgam crowns and are tooth coloured to blend in perfectly with the rest of your teeth.
For a consultation about crown restoration for broken teeth or damaged teeth, please get in touch with the friendly team at the O’Connor Moore Dental Practice Sligo.
Restoration of Missing Teeth
Dental bridges are used for the restoration of missing teeth. When teeth are lost a gap will appear, which if left untreated can lead to future problems such as eating difficulties and speech impediments.
This is because when the gap is left unfilled the teeth surrounding it are inclined to drift into the empty space, which can cause the problems mentioned above and also compromise the structure of your mouth.
Bridges fill these gaps by using the teeth on the opposing sides of the void to act as a stable anchor for a set of replacement teeth, which sit in the middle of the gap. Bridges can utilise different materials such as porcelain and metal, but it will be up to your dentist to recommend the best type of bridge for you.
How a Bridge replaces a missing tooth
A strong, long lasting replacement for your missing teeth
People who do not attend for dental check ups may become the victim of tooth decay and require tooth extraction. The problem with removing teeth is that they do not grow back and a gap will be left between your remaining teeth. From a cosmetic perspective this can be very depressing for the patient and can have a negative effect on self-confidence. From a functional point of view, missing teeth can lead to speech and eating problems and drifting teeth.
At O’Connor Moore Sligo Dental Practice on Wine Street we offer dental implants to help in such situations. Dental implants are the closest you can get to natural teeth and provide a strong, long lasting replacement for your missing teeth. Dental implants are now the replacement option of choice, over dentures and bridges, as they provide an extra level of stability and aesthetics.
Pros of Dental Implants
Dental implants are very long lasting and require very little maintenance. Both ceramic and porcelain can be used as a material for the crown. Dental implants help improve speech as unlike dentures, they don’t move in the mouth. With dental implants oral hygiene can be maintained in the same way as your own teeth and you can floss and brush like you would do with natural teeth. The overall benefits of dental implants greatly contribute towards self esteem.
Cons of Dental Implants
One of the main reasons why many are unable to have dental implants is due to the cost involved. However, due to the long lasting results and life-like nature of implants, this is something that many are content with. People with weak jaws are sometimes unable to have implants or require procedures such as bone grafting. For the most part, though, this is an advantageous treatment for the patient and one that will have a beneficial effect in all walks of life.
Natural looking, comfortable and durable dentures from your Dentist in Sligo
Dentures replace missing teeth, whether a few or an entire set have been lost. Tooth loss can occur for a number of different reasons, including tooth decay, accident or injury. A set of dentures can restore a person’s smile and stop any complications arising from gaps, such as speech impediments, problems when eating and a decrease in facial structure.
Dentures can be made to fill in a few gaps (a partial denture) or entire tooth loss (a complete denture). Today, dentures needn’t be clunky and uncomfortable and a denture from the O’Connor Moore Dental Practice will be natural looking, comfortable and durable.
We make each set of dentures specifically for every client’s mouth, taking an impression of their oral cavity which is then made into a perfect pair of dentures. Dentures from O’Connor Moore Dental Practice Sligo are custom-made for each of our patients and provide the optimum level of comfort and functionality.
Replacing missing teeth is of vital importance to your oral and overall health. To find out the best denture for you, please get in touch and arrange a consultation at our Sligo Dental Practice O’Connor Moore.
“Paddy and the team are superb, take brilliant care of their clients, providing a painless service, always seeking perfection. I have had a great experience with them over the last 2 years and recommend them highly. If only I had taken care of my teeth as well as they take care of their clients!”
How an inlay can be used to restore a decayed or damaged tooth to its proper function using CAD/CAM 3-D technology
Inlays / Onlays
Inlays and onlays are used for both cosmetic and restorative dental purposes. Both of these procedures help repair decayed or damaged teeth. When a dental filling is placed in the centre of a tooth it is called an inlay. If a filling is utilised to fully or partially cover the biting surface of the tooth, it is called an onlay. Both of these procedures are used at O’Connor Moore Dental Practice instead of regular dental fillings if the decay appears to be too extensive.
What does it involve?
This can now be completed in a single visit using our CEREC technology.
Inlays are highly effective at sealing bacteria off from your teeth. Dentists highly recommend inlays in cases of cavities, as they can be cleaned much easier than traditional fillings. Inlay and onlays are also unsusceptible to discolouring, unlike traditional fillings.