Imagine that you could get your crown in one visit!
Efficiency, greater added value and safety: CEREC makes this possible!
For 30 years, CEREC has been synonymous with the creation of ceramic restoration in a single visit. This technology has been perfected over the years. Today, 6.5 million patients are treated with CEREC each year, which is more than the number of annual visitors to the Eiffel Tower in Paris!
This groundbreaking innovation and perfect interaction between hardware and software lead to the impressive, efficient and time-saving workflow. With CEREC, a digital scan will be carried out after your dentist prepares your tooth to receive a crown. It eliminates the goopy dental impression material that needs few minutes to set inside your mouth. if you are one of the patients that absolutely can't stand to have the traditional impression material to sit in your mouth, you will be glad to know that there is an alternative!
After getting a digital impression, your dentist will analyze and design a digital 3D image of your crown with precise measurement. The design is further enhanced for all the precisions such as indentations, ridges, pits, and fissures. Once the final design is ready, CEREC milling and grinding unit will produce a fast and precise crown and finally the crown will be brought to perfection in a sintering furnace. Lastly, your dentist will cement the final crown and the process of getting a new crown is now complete within a day!
No temporary crown needed. No extra visits.
Another way to replace lost teeth is through a crown, which is a single unit 'cap' covering the damaged tooth. Dental crowns can be used to restore a badly damaged tooth to its original appearance and physical integrity. It is typically needed for tooth with large decay, root canal treated, cracked or even to improve cosmetic appearances of a tooth.
Crowns are indirectly fabricated from different materials including full metal alloy, porcelain fused to metal crown, full porcelain Emax or Zirconium crown. The Zirconia crown exhibits superior durability and versatility and is used as implant restoration.
Dental bridges, on the other hand consist of one or multiple crowns spanning the gap between remaining teeth. A typical dental bridge consists of a filler tooth (also called a "pontic") that is attached to two surrounding crowns. Once complete, this dental bridge structure is bonded to the teeth adjoining the gap. Gaps can cause chewing problems. Even with one tooth missing, other teeth may slowly shift out of place. This will change the way your teeth fit together.
Dental bridges can be made from metal, porcelain or a combination of both materials which can last for approximately 10-20 years with great care. When porcelain material is used, we match it with your natural tooth’s colour so it's barely noticeable as a bridge.
What to expect?
During the first visit, careful attention will be placed on preparing the teeth to help the dental ceramist create a crown or bridge that has an easy path of insertion. An impression will be taken of the teeth.
After a week's time, the bridge or crown is ready for a try-in, and it's function, comfort and aesthetics will be assessed. If all is well, a permanent resin component will be applied to the bridge and placed over the teeth. Any excess cement will carefully be removed and you will be instructed on how to properly clean and floss underneath your bridge.