Dental Crowns – Rebuilding damaged teeth in one visit with CEREC

At Smile In Style in Moonee Ponds, Victoria, we love building and maintaining gorgeous, healthy smiles. We do this by blending the latest techniques in dentistry with our highly-tech equipment, CEREC Omnicam. 

CEREC One Visit Dentistry in Moonee Ponds VIC Area

Patients who have teeth that are broken down or decayed,  can benefit from our high-tech planning, designing, fabricating, and placement of dental crowns. We use the CEREC Omnicam, a computerised design, and manufacturing system, to complete dental crowns in just one visit.  

Prior to the CEREC Omnicam technology, typically, crowns required two dental visits. During the first visit, the tooth was prepared. This step generally involved removing damaged or decayed tissue and reshaping the tooth. After the tooth was prepared, an impression of the tooth was taken. This impression was then sent to a laboratory technician who created the permanent crown. Until the permanent crown was ready, a temporary crown was placed in the patient’s mouth to protect the tooth. A week or two later when the permanent crown had been received from the laboratory, the patient was asked to return for a second visit.  At the second visit, the permanent crown was placed, adjusted, and cemented to the tooth.  

Now with the CEREC Omnicam, Dr. Terry Rose and the Dentists at Smile In Style can prepare the tooth, design the crown using CAD/CAM technology, mill the crown from a block of porcelain or zirconia with our milling machine and then place and cement the crown in one visit. This is a comfortable and convenient process that eliminates the hassle of having impressions taken, a temporary crown made and returning to our office for a second visit. Additionally, our dentists have total control over the  scanning, the design and milling the crown exactly to your needs. Precise adjustments can also be made quickly. The colour of the crown is chosen to match your other teeth and is made from strong biocompatible porcelain or zirconia material. The crowns that we produce in-house are strong and built to last.  

So what is involved in creating a CEREC Crown?  

Once our dentists have determined that you are a good candidate for a dental crown using our CEREC technology, they will start by removing any damage to the affected tooth. They will then use the Omnicam camera to  take a digital scan of the tooth. This step replaces the need to take physical impressions of the tooth. Our digital impressions are non-invasive, comfortable, fast, and accurate. The dentists can then use the advanced CAD/CAM software to design the dental crown that is optimally sized, shaped, and coloured for you.  

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The crown is then produced using our onsite milling machine from a solid, high-quality block of porcelain or zirconia. These steps can be completed while you wait in our comfortable office or alternatively you can watch the whole process.  Once the crown is ready, we’ll place and bond it to the tooth. Any adjustments can be made then and there for you. When you are ready, you can eat on the new crown straight away. Our crowns look, feel, and function like natural teeth. With proper care, they can last for many years.  

Get to know our precision, stress-free approach to rebuilding smiles by contacting us at  Smile In Style on 03 8400 4104. Or, contact our Sunbury rooms at 03 8001 6021

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Safe Amalgam Removal Protocol

  • Chlorella drink prior is given prior to treatment and a mouth rinse post-treatment. Chlorella can help bind and prevent mercury absorption.
  • Physical protective barriers - Masks, protective coverings, eyewear, in-mouth non-latex dental dams, and other steps are taken to prevent physical contact with mercury for the patient and staff.
  • Oral evacuation - Generous amounts of water are used to continuously rinse particulate matter from the mouth while suctioning it away. Combined with protective dental dams, this prevents patients from swallowing dental amalgam particles during treatment. Additionally, the rinsing helps lower the temperature of the filling, reducing the amount of mercury vapour released.
  • External air - A continuous supply of non-contaminated air or oxygen is delivered via a mask or similar apparatus, preventing inhalation of mercury vapour or particles.
  • "Chunk it out" method - Rather than using a drill to grind the filling down, it is carefully removed in the largest possible pieces, minimising friction, vaporisation.
  • High Volume Evacuation Suction is used by the dental assistant to remove amalgam particles in the mouth.
  • High Volume Air suction and Air Purifiers are used in the clinical room that is able to remove mercury vapour from the room.
  • Amalgam separator use - This device collects mercury-contaminated waste before it can enter the sewage system, allowing us to dispose of it safely.