Ceramic Inlays/Onlays/Crowns

Our doctors at DP Dental believe in restoring our patients' teeth to the best condition, with the most conservative treatment, using the most advanced technology.

To achieve the ultimate degree of esthetics and natural feel, an all-ceramic restoration (metal-free crown) is used to mimic the translucent qualities of enamel and bond directly to the underlying tooth for dependable retention and durability. This type of restoration can be used to replace a worn out amalgam (silver) filling, cover and protect a root canal treated tooth, and sometimes to replace a missing tooth area (i.e., bridgework).

Ceramic inlays/onlays/crowns are positively outstanding for their natural appearance and long-lasting strength and durability. The defining feature of these crowns is that they are made from a translucent material which is attractive to look at and blends in well with the rest of your teeth.

Our Technology: CEREC- One Visit Ceramic Restoration

CEREC inlays onlays crowns

CEREC (CEremic REConstruction) is a brilliant dental innovation that taps off the future of dentistry - the CAD/CAM technology.

CAD means Computer-Aided-Design
CAM means Computer-Aided-Machine
The CEREC system is both.

Unlike the conventional method of taking impressions and sending that to be made by a specialized dental laboratory, which can take 2-4 weeks, the CEREC system enables us to mill realistic restorations from blocks of ceramic material, in-house.

What's the process?

The single-visit process encompasses:

  1. Examination
    Your tooth is checked and appropriate treatment determined.
  2. Tooth Preparation
    Anesthetic is administered and your tooth is prepared for the restoration.
  3. Video Impression
    No application of liquid or powder on your tooth, a video image of the tooth is taken using the Omnicam, the latest CEREC technology launched in 2012.
  4. Restoration Design
    The Omnicam software constructs a 3 dimensional virtual model and your dentist designs your restoration on-screen, then sends the design data via wireless radio signal to the Milling Unit.
  5. Restoration Milling
    A high-quality, ceramic bloc, matching the shade of your tooth, is shaped within minutes into an exact replication of the restoration design.
  6. Restoration Polish & Bonding
    The restoration piece is polished and bonded into place.