If you need dental work done, or would like to enhance the appearance of your smile, but don’t feel you have the time, we have the answer. At Excellence in Dentistry in Brisbane we provide the technology to provide you with beautiful, natural-looking porcelain restorations in a single appointment.
Whether you’re looking to enhance your smile with porcelain veneers or repair, protect and strengthen a tooth with a dental crown, the CEREC machine allows us to provide you with same-day treatment.
Porcelain Veneers and your smile
If you have teeth that are chipped, cracked or stained porcelain veneers are a great way to cosmetically enhance your smile.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells that are bonded to the front of your teeth. They are as thin as a contact lens, strong and stain resistant. But not stain proof. You will still need to maintain your normal oral hygiene routine after treatment. In fact, after any sort of dental work it is imperative that not only do you maintain a regular oral hygiene routine, but that you visit the dentist on a regular basis to ensure the continued health of your teeth and your dental work.
Prior to using the CEREC machine, the process for porcelain veneers took two appointments and required you to wear temporary veneers. Now with the CEREC machine, there is no messy impression material, no temporaries and no second appointment.
Using the CEREC machine, a digital impression is taken of your teeth. Then your Excellence in Dentistry dentist will place a ceramic block in the CEREC machine where your veneers will be created. A small amount of tooth structure is removed and the veneer bonded to the front of your tooth.
Porcelain veneers are bonded to the teeth in your smile zone. The smile zone is your six upper and lower teeth—the ones visible when you smile. Sometimes, to complement porcelain veneer treatment, teeth whitening may be suggested to enhance the appearance of the teeth around the veneers.
If you’d like to know more about same-day porcelain veneers, contact us.
Dental Crowns and your oral health
Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic treatment, designed purely to enhance the appearance of your teeth. Dental crowns are a restorative treatment. Dental crowns are an effective way to strength and protect a damaged or weakened tooth.
The advantage of visiting Excellence in Dentistry is that we can use the CEREC machine to give you a same-day crown. This means no messy impression material: I mean, seriously that stuff feels like it’s going to suck your teeth out. Then there’s the temporary crown that hinders your eating for a week, and feels awkward.
Not anymore! Using the CEREC machine a digital impression will be taken of the tooth that needs treatment. So no messy impression material. Then, instead of waiting a week or two while a lab creates the dental crown, a block of ceramic is placed in the CEREC machine and your dental crown is created.
The whole CEREC process only takes around one or two hours!