Ceramic restorations can now be completed in a single appointment with modern computer technology in the dentist’s surgery.
Previously, tooth restorations such as crowns, onlays and inlays took a few visits to achieve. This is because the dentist had to first remove the damaged part of the tooth, measure the area to be restored, take an impression and then order the ceramic crown, inlay or onlay from a dental laboratory to be fitted at a later date.
Once the decay or damaged section of tooth has been removed, a digital model of the tooth is created using a 3D camera. The ceramic restoration can then be designed in the computer to fit the tooth perfectly.
Once the design is ready, a piece of porcelain ceramic is placed in the machine and precisely sculpted to produce a perfect copy of the design. The dentist can securely bond the restoration to the tooth.
This process results in perfect fitting restorations in a fraction of the time it used to take.