Ceramic and Cerec Restorations

Ceramic restorations are an exciting service providing a highly durable tooth-coloured restoration, which is an ideal alternative to amalgam and gold fillings.

This innovative state of the art Computer Aided Design (CAD)/ Computer Aided Manufacturing (CAM) technology allows your BOH cosmetic dentist in Brisbane to rebuild a broken tooth with milled ceramic in an efficient and convenient manner.

The Procedure

When a ceramic restoration is created, your dentist will first prepare the tooth requiring restoration. The Cerec technology uses a specialised camera to take three dimensional images of the tooth. The optical impression is transferred to a computer where CAD technology is used to design your restoration in three dimensions.

The computer then uses CAM technology as it guides a special milling machine to mill a solid block of ceramic into the restoration specifically required for each individual patient. The milling process usually takes less than 15 minutes and the whole procedure can often be completed in a single appointment with your cosmetic dentist in Brisbane. The new ceramic restoration is then polished and cemented into the tooth to complete the restorative process.

Why is a ceramic restoration a good alternative?

  • They are completed in one appointment
  • There is no impression required
  • They look and feel natural with a strong enamel-like material. Our patients frequently comment on how smooth and natural they feel
  • They help preserve healthy tooth structure
  • They are long lasting

A ceramic restoration may be the most appropriate alternative to your amalgam, composite resin fillings or crowns. If this is an option that you are considering, your BOH cosmetic dentist in Brisbane will be able to discuss with you which restoration is best for your teeth.