Dental Crowns & Bridges

One-Day Crown

Imagine if you could get your crown done in one visit! With efficiency, greater added value and safety, CEREC makes this possible! Did you know that 6.5 million patients are treated with CEREC every year? This is more than the number of annual visitors to the Eiffel Tower! 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. 

The groundbreaking innovation and perfect interaction between hardware and software led 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 a few minutes to set inside your mouth. If you are one person who absolutely can’t stand to have the traditional impression material sit in your mouth, you will be glad to know that there is an alternative!

After getting a digital impression, your dentist will analyse and design a digital 3D image of your crown with precise measurements. The design will be further enhanced for all the precisions such as indentations, ridges, pits and fissures. Once the final design is ready, the CEREC milling and grinding unit will produce a fast and precise crown. The crown will finally be brought to perfection in a sintering furnace. Lastly, your dentist will cement the final crown. All this is done within a day! No extra visits or temporary crown needed.

Crowns and Bridges

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 teeth with a lot of decay, root canal treatments, cracked teeth or even to improve the cosmetic appearances of the 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 for 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 is barely noticeable as a bridge.

What to expect

2 visits

During the first visit, careful attention will be placed on preparing the teeth to help the dental ceramist to 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 its 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.

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