Tuesday, August 15, 2017

CEREC® Crowns Just in Time for Class

School has started or is just around the corner, and if you are heading to college and want to do something about your smile, call or click and schedule an appointment with Pasadena CEREC® dentist, Dr. Paul Shinto.

Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists are preferred CEREC® providers and can give you a reason to walk on campus with a grin on your face. Even if you are hitting the books in a couple of weeks, the amazing one day CEREC® Crown treatment can still be completed in time for class.

What is CEREC?

CEREC® is an amazing procedure that is used to fix chips and cracks and to repair small fillings. All you have to do is make an appointment for a CEREC® dental crown and the rest is up to Pasadena CEREC® Crown Dentist Dr. Paul Shinto.

The Procedure

During your appointment, Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will take pictures using CAD/CAM technology to get a good look at the tooth or teeth that are going to be crowned. Thanks to CEREC, the need for messy and uncomfortable dental impressions has been eliminated.

Once the pictures have been taken Dr. Shinto will choose a shade from the CEREC® color chart that best matches the rest of your smile. After you are both satisfied with the CAD/CAM results, your pictures will be sent to the in-house milling machine for manufacture. While you wait for your new CEREC® Crown or crowns, you are free to spend your free time watching TV, socializing on Facebook or having a chat with your new roommate.

After your dental crown is ready, which takes about 45 minutes, the CEREC® Crown will be checked for fit and color. Once satisfied, your new dental crown will be cemented into place before polishing.

You really can impress the rest of the dorm with your CEREC® smile. Call or click and schedule a no obligation consultationwith preferred CEREC® Crown provider, Dr. Paul Shinto.


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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Dental Crowns in One Appointment Yes Really!

Dental crowns are used for both restorative and cosmetic dental work. Dental crowns are used to cover root canals or to cap a large filling. Dental crowns can also be used like porcelain veneers to repair chips and cracks and to fill small spaces between your teeth.

Twenty-five years ago, dentists had no choice but to use metal and porcelain for dental crowns. An impression was made that needed to be sent to a dental lab, this usually took about a week. During that time patients were required to wear an uncomfortable dental crown until the permanent crown could be replaced. Thankfully, that isn’t the case anymore.

CEREC is the CAD/CAM system that allows Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists to create, manufacture, and place a dental crown in a single dental visit. It really is that simple. You can walk in for your crown and walk out with a beautiful, permanent new dental crown.

With CEREC Dr. Paul Shinto will take digital pictures of the tooth or teeth that are to be crowned. After the images have been taken, Dr. Paul Shinto will check the images and make any changes that may be needed for proper fit and color. A shade will also be chosen to match the rest of your smile. When all of the information is inputted into the CAD/CAM system, it will be sent to a milling machine that is located in Dr. Paul Shinto’s dental office. All you have to do is relax for about 30 minutes while your new CEREC crown is being made. Once the milling machine has done its job, your new crown will be checked for color and fit before being securely bonded into place. After the final polishing you will be ready to walk out the door with a brand new dental crown.


If you would like more information regarding CEREC crowns, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shintoand his team of Pasadena Dentists today. 

Saturday, July 15, 2017

CEREC Crowns On Site in a Single Dental Visit

CEREC Crowns can give you the smile you deserve, and best of all, you don’t have to wait weeks wearing temporary dental crowns. CEREC is the remarkable chairside dental procedure that will give you a new smile in a single dental appointment, but it is essential that you contact a licensed and preferred CEREC Dental Crown provider such as Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists.

With CEREC Crowns, you can walk into the dentist’s office and walk out about 90 minutes later with an amazing grin that will not take weeks to achieve.

When you schedule an appointment for CEREC with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists, your teeth and gums will be thoroughly checked to make sure that you are suitable for the CAD/CAM dentistry procedure, if you are, Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will take digital pictures to send to the milling machine. Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists may also make adjustments for fit and color.

Once satisfied with the results on the computer screen, the images and information will be sent to the CEREC in office milling machine for manufacture. Unlike conventional dental crowns, which need to be sent to an offsite laboratory, CEREC is done in house and takes about an hour to an hour and a half for the entire visit. While your new crown or crowns are being made you can relax, make phone calls, or even take a nap.

When your new CEREC Crowns are ready, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will check for color and fit before permanently bonding into place. Once bonded the dental crowns will be cured with a laser or light. Finally, your new CEREC crown will be trimmed and polished giving you an amazing smile that only took a single dental appointment.


If you would like more information regarding CEREC Crowns, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today. You will not be disappointed, call or click now. 

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Pacifiers are good and bad for kids

Weaning your child off his or her pacifier is tough; however, there are some pros and cons when it comes to pacifiers.

Although most believe that sucking on a pacifier is a no no, some researchers believe that a pacifier helps reduce the risk of SIDS or Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. Babies who use a pacifier don’t sleep as deep as those who nap or sleep without one. When a baby has a pacifier, he or she will not go into a deep sleep. A pacifier enables an infant to wake up instead of going into a deep sleep that could stop breathing. A pacifier will also increase satisfaction giving babies comfort.

With that being said, some problems could result from pacifier sucking. Your dentist recommends that you stop pacifiers by the age of two. Up until that age, any alignment issue is corrected within six months after pacifier use has stopped. Prolonged thumb sucking and pacifier use can cause issues with mouth growth and tooth alignment, and can change the roof of the mouth. Middle ear infections are also common in kids who use pacifiers.

Breaking the habit is difficult, however there are some things you can do to stop pacifier use. Below are some tips that may help your child break the pacifier habit.
  • Dip the pacifier in white vinegar, which will make it distasteful
  • Pierce the nipple or cut it to reduce satisfaction
  • Leave it behind when traveling
  • Restrict use
  • Look for a pacifier that has ventilation holes
  • Cold turkey
  • Limit use during feedings or as an attention substitute 

If you are having a tough time weaning your baby off the pacifier, call or click and talk to your dentist who may be ableto help, you and your infant break the pacifier habit once and for all. 



Thursday, June 1, 2017

Cosmetic Dentistry Using CEREC® Crowns

If Cosmetic Dentistry is something you have been considering, but just don’t have the time, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists can help with same day dentistry that can give you a brand new smile in just one dental appointment.

Dental crowns can repair chipped or cracked teeth, repair and preserve large fillings and can be used for cosmetic purposes as well; however, conventional dental crowns can take two or three dental appointments to complete. Thankfully, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists can help with CEREC®.

CEREC® is the revolutionary cosmetic dentistry system that takes a single dental appointment to complete. With CEREC® Crowns, you can walk into the office and walk out with the smile that you deserve.

The same day dental crown system uses digital technology to assist licensed and preferred CEREC® Crown dentists in the restoration process. Known as Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, CEREC® Crowns look and feel just like your natural teeth and can last a decade or more.

CEREC® Crowns VS Traditional Dental Crowns

Same Day CEREC® Dental Crowns

  • One visit, period.
  • 95.5 percent success rate after 9 years
  • Ninety four percent-success rate after 18 years
  • Comfortable
  • Less time consuming


Traditional Dental Crowns

Time consuming with several dental appointments needed
Average lifespan of metal or porcelain fused to metal crowns is only 10 years
Many types of dental crowns and ways to make the dental crown

CEREC® Crowns can fill large cavities and be used to restore old dental restorations. Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists may also recommend CEREC® to cap root canals and for cosmetic dental purposes.

CEREC® really is revolutionary and can give you the smile you have always dreamed of having in a single dental appointment. Call or click and schedule an appointment with CEREC® Crown Pasadena dentist Dr. Paul Shinto. Call or click for a no obligation CEREC® Crowns or cosmetic dentistry consultation today.


Monday, May 15, 2017

CEREC® Crowns Instead of Traditional Dental Crowns

CEREC® Crowns could be the answer if you have large fillings, cracks, or chips in your teeth, and unlike traditional crowns, eliminate the need for messy impressions and temporary dental crowns.

According to Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists, CEREC® Crowns involve the use of CAD/CAM dentistry. This amazing 21st century dental procedure is done on site and takes place in a single dental appointment. With CEREC®, you can walk in with less than perfect teeth and walk out with a new smile in less than an hour and a half.

CEREC® uses CAD/CAM dentistry. This involves digital imaging that is uploaded to the CEREC® computer software. Once uploaded, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will create the perfect dental crown before sending it off to the in-office milling machine for manufacture.

The materials used for CEREC® Crowns look just as natural as your own teeth and because there are so many colors to choose from to match your teeth, no one will know that your teeth have been restored. The materials used for CEREC® Crowns are strong and sturdy, and because there is no metal used, such as porcelain to metal crowns and metal crowns, your teeth will look natural.

If you are a good candidate for CEREC® Crowns, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will take digital pictures of the tooth or teeth that are to be restored. Once satisfied with the image results, the pictures will be sent to the milling machine. During this time, you are free to check your email, social media pages or just relax.

When your new crown or crowns are ready, Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will place the crown before buffing and polishing.

If you don’t have the time for traditional dental crowns or would prefer non-metal dental crowns that are strong and sturdy, call or click and schedule an appointment with Dr. Paul Shinto today

Monday, May 1, 2017

Natural Looking CEREC® Crowns Pasadena

CEREC® Crowns in Pasadena are the best solution for dental crowns, and because CEREC® is done chairside in a single dental appointment, you can have a new dental crown made and fitted on the same day.

CEREC® Crowns are the revolutionary way to crown or cap fillings that are too large or to cover a root canal. With CEREC®, you can have a new and natural looking dental crown that will not cost you valuable time and money.

With CEREC®s CAD/CAM dentistry system, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena dentists can fit your tooth or teeth with a natural looking dental crown that is just as strong as a conventional crown.

CEREC® Crowns don’t contain metal and if you are one of those patients who recently removed your controversial silver amalgam fillings, the last thing you want is more metal. CEREC® Crowns are made from strong dental materials that are matched to the shade of the rest of your teeth.

During your CEREC® Crowns dental appointment, Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will use the CAD/CAM dentistry system to take digital pictures of the damaged tooth. Once the pictures are in the computer, the team of dentists in Pasadena can fashion a tooth that looks just like the rest of your smile.

After the crowns have been designed, Dr. Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists will send the images to the in office milling machine for crafting. During this time, you can relax or watch TV while your new CEREC® Crowns are being manufactured. When your new crown or crowns are ready, final placement and bonding will take place.


If you would like more information regarding CEREC® Crowns or any other type of cosmetic dentistry, call or click and schedule a no obligation CEREC® Crowns consultation with Dr. Paul Shinto and his team of Pasadena Dentists today.