A crown, sometimes called a cap, is a tooth like hood that is placed over the existing tooth. The colour is carefully matched to the rest of the teeth so that the new crown looks completely natural. The crown strengthens, protects and improves the look of a damaged tooth. Porcelain crowns are a permanent solution to severely damaged, decayed or non-aesthetically looking teeth.
We use CEREC ® technology to create Crowns
Cerec One-Visit Dentistry
CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration Of Esthetic Ceramics) enables porcelain ceramic material to be produced easily while you wait. A Cerec filling can be done in one appointment. No more uncomfortable impression trays full of goop in your mouth. No more plastic temporaries in your mouth while you wait for laboratory work to be completed; a process which can take weeks and a series of dental appointments. Cerec means the filling is completed in one visit.
Here’s How It Works
After examining the tooth and determining the course of treatment, we will prepare your existing tooth for the filling leaving as much of your healthy tooth as possible. Cerec then uses a state-of-the-art digital 3D camera to create a virtual model of your tooth on the computer screen. The ceramic filling is then designed using state-of-the-art CAD software which allows us to customize the shape and detail it to fit exactly.
Mill and Place
While you wait, the virtual filling is then transferred into reality. A ceramic block is inserted into our on-site milling unit and automatically machined to exact design specifications. About 15 minutes later, your all-ceramic, colour-matched filling is ready for placement. After polishing the filling, it looks and feels like a part of your natural tooth.
The filling is then stuck into place and your tooth is returned to its natural form, function and beauty.
- Cost effective filling (restoration) process
- Can protect and preserve natural tooth structure
- Clinically proven – millions of successful restorations worldwide
- Visually appealing and virtually indistinguishable from your natural teeth.
- Biocompatible-enamel like material