A porcelain crown is a restoration that covers, or "caps," a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size, strengthening and improving the appearance of a tooth. They are commonly indicated in:
CEREC crowns are fabricated in-house using digital scanning and CAD/CAM technology. They are designed, milled and inserted on your initial crown appointment so that the procedure can be completed in one visit. This differs to the traditional method where the information is sent to an external lab and a second is required for the insertion of the crown.
However, CEREC crowns are not used in every single situation. In specific cases where a porcelain crown is not recommended, the dentist will organise to have the crown/s made by an external dental laboratory.
To protect a weakened tooth (usually from decay or has had root canal treatment)To restore a broken tooth or a tooth that has been severely worn down (grinding)To cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn't a lot of natural tooth structure left (as a general rule, if there is more than half the tooth missing a crown may be indicated). To cover a discoloured tooth that is broken down (If the tooth isn’t broken down, a veneer will be a better option)
A CEREC crown will usually require ONE two-hour appointment at our clinic. There will be multiple breaks during the two-hour time frame whilst the dentist is designing/milling your new crown. These times are a great opportunity to have a stretch and a drink of water.
No need to have a second appointment for the insertion of the crown! No messy moulds required! And no temporary crown!
Although we are located in Footscray, we service all of Melbourne and the western suburbs including surrounding suburbs such as Yarraville, Seddon, Maidstone, Kensington and many more. Contact us here or call a member of our friendly team on 03 9689 4477 to find out more about implants.