Dental restorations (fillings) are one of the most common procedures performed in dentistry. A filling is used to fill the hole that is within your tooth which is caused by decay and natural wear and tear.
There are different types of filling materials we use to restore any cavities that may be lurking in your teeth or tooth. A common tooth-coloured composite filling material is used to bring a damaged tooth back to its usual function as well as shape.
A crown is a custom-made cap that looks like a tooth. It is placed over the tooth or teeth in question and is either for protection purposes or for cosmetic enhancement.
Dental crowns are used to restore a tooth’s shape, size and strength, as well as improving its overall appearance.
Dental crowns are used for many reasons, including:
- Restoring a chipped or cracked tooth
- Protecting a weak tooth
- Supporting a dental bridge
- Disguising a misshaped or discoloured tooth
Our practice uses an advanced restorative system called CEREC.
What is a CEREC Crown?
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics. It is a ceramic crown that is designed, made and inserted in one single visit.
Our modern technology can get the job done with:
- No unpleasant impression material
- No bothersome temporary prosthesis
- No follow-up appointment
- Long term stability
What the procedure involves?
- A camera captures the area to be treated
- The crown is created as a 3D model on the computer
- The restoration created on the computer is milled from a ceramic block
- The finished ceramic restoration is inserted into the mouth.