Once upon a time, ceramic crowns and restorations would take multiple visits and a number of weeks before the final restoration is placed. With great technology and a gentle dentist, Smile Central will give you your stunning final result on the same day. Smile Central uses digital methods to create you a perfectly fitting dental crown for natural teeth and on implants, bridges and veneers. The Cerec Omnicam made by Sirona Dental is the most advanced dental digital impression system available, and Smile Central’s Dr Chris Lauf has over 20 years of experience using this revolutionary technology. This technology allows for 3D imaging which assists us in creating beautiful, natural looking and durable ceramic or porcelain restorations. Our ability to scan the teeth to create digital images ensures total accuracy, giving you the best looking and feeling smile possible in just one appointment!


CEREC (ceramic reconstruction) features computer–aided design and milling machine that allows your dentist to create your dental crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays. A CROWNS are used to cover and encase the entire visible portion of the tooth while VENEERS are like thin shells that cover the front surface of the teeth only. Ceramic restorations are used to restore the tooth from a large cavity or replace defective, usually silver fillings. The restoration is called an INLAY when it is cemented within the centre of the tooth or the cusps/bumps on the chewing surface. It’s called an ONLAY when it covers more cusps. Onlays, also called partial crowns, are more extensive than inlays and less extensive than crowns.

Traditional crowns, inlays/onlays, and veneers are also called “indirect” restorations because they are fabricated “indirectly,” in a dental laboratory instead of being moulded into place within the mouth during the dental visit. To create a traditional restoration, impressions of the mouth are made and sent to an off-site lab. While waiting for the new restoration, the patient wears a temporary crown.

CEREC is the revolutionary technology that eliminates the long wait and the need to temporise. The process is entirely computerised. The digital impressions are taken and Dr Chris Lauf will begin the computer-aided design of the restoration right away. The design is then sent to the on-site crown milling machine. On the same visit, the porcelain dental crown is created and placed on your teeth!

CEREC dental crowns work just as well as traditional dental crowns made in a dental laboratory. They are custom fit, durable and colour-matched with the rest of your teeth for a natural looking smile. Get beautifully strong new permanent teeth in just a few hours! Call us today or book online.

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