Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic Crowns

Strong, beautiful teeth, custom designed using high quality ceramic”

Ceramic Crowns

An overview of Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic Crowns / Inlays Ceramic crowns or inlays are recommended when a tooth requires a restoration that not only fills a cavity but also is needed to support the remaining tooth structure.

The ceramic restoration is custom designed using state of the art Cerec CAD/CAM technology to perfectly match your tooth. This means that Cerec inlays and crowns, using Emax ceramic blocks are able to be completed in a single visit. Emax ceramic blocks are metal free and are three times the strength of commonly used ceramic. We’ve eliminated the need for impressions, temporary crowns and follow up appointments. We also hand shade, glaze and crystallize your ceramic restoration in a porcelain oven. This added feature gives your tooth the look and feel of a natural tooth and increases its strength three fold.

Crowns encase the entire prepared tooth and are commonly used on teeth that have been heavily restored in the past. The crown replaces the very outer enamel surface of a tooth to provide the remainder of the tooth with the strength to remain functional long term. Crowns can also be used on anterior teeth that have been heavily restored or misshapen to achieve a more desirable cosmetic appearance.

Inlays are used when a tooth requires a long term restoration to support and strengthen the remaining tooth structure, whilst leaving as much healthy tooth as possible. The inlay is bonded to the tooth, whereas a typical restoration merely fills the cavity space, leaving the tooth susceptible to further breakage and damage. Ceramic inlays are commonly used to replace old amalgam fillings in back teeth that break down over time or if a large portion of the tooth has been broken.