CEREC Gold Coast
Same day crowns, bridges and other restorations at Robina Town Dental
If you've damaged or lost a tooth, having a traditional crown or bridge fitted by your dentist can involve several visits as your custom restoration is designed, manufactured externally and finally bonded into place on different days.
CEREC technology uses computer-aided design and manufacturing to streamline this process, enabling dentists to manufacture crowns right in the dental clinic. This means that all steps of the treatment can often be completed during a single appointment.
At Robina Town Dental, we know that it can be hard to make time for several dental visits. That's why our Gold Coast dentists now offer same-day crowns, veneers and other CEREC restorations to help make dental care more convenient and affordable.
To find out more about CEREC or make an appointment, call our friendly team on (07) 5575 9100 or book online. We're easy to find in Robina Town Centre.
What is CEREC?
The CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Aesthetic Ceramics) system combines 3D imaging, computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing (CAD/CAM) technology and a milling machine. This allows our dentists to design, produce and fit custom restorations, all while a patient is still in the chair.
CEREC crowns and bridges are just as strong and natural-looking as traditional restorations, without the wait. The system can also be used to create other custom restorations to restore or alter the appearance of teeth, such as inlay/onlay fillings or dental veneers.
Why choose CEREC?
Speed isn't the only reason patients choose CEREC dental restorations. Other benefits include:
No follow-up appointments
Getting a traditional crown involves multiple visits to the dentist that can take a week or longer, as the crown needs to be manufactured at an external dental laboratory. Most CEREC treatments only require a single visit, avoiding the time and costs involved in multiple sessions.
Preserves more of the tooth
CEREC's advanced bonding method requires less of the tooth's structure to be removed before a restoration can be fitted. This makes the procedure less invasive and lowers the risk of complications such as tooth sensitivity that can happen if too much enamel is removed.
As less of the tooth structure needs to be present, this also means that CEREC crowns could be an option even if you're not eligible for a standard crown.
No uncomfortable moulds
For a traditional crown or bridge, your dentist will take an impression of your teeth that's used to design your restorations. This material needs to be bitten into for a few minutes, which some people find uncomfortable.
With CEREC, dentists take 3D digital impressions for crowns and other restorations that work in the same way, without the discomfort.
No temporary crowns
Because it takes time for a traditional crown to be made after a tooth is prepared, dentists fit a temporary prosthetic tooth that helps to protect it during the wait. This is weaker and less natural-looking than the finished restoration and more easily damaged.
With CEREC, your finished crown or bridge can be ready within the hour, so there's no need for temporary crowns as a stopgap.
CEREC restorations are made from a strong ceramic, which is resistant to wear, damage and stains and should last for many years when you take good care of your oral health. Allergic reactions to ceramic are rare, making CEREC safer than some conventional crown options.
Ceramic crowns and bridges are a close match to real tooth enamel in look and feel, with similar translucency and no dark edges that can show up on other crown materials. The CEREC system can restore a natural-looking smile.
Types of CEREC restorations
The CEREC system can treat many types of dental conditions, including repairing chipped, cracked or worn teeth, replacing old fillings and aesthetic improvements. The most common treatments are: