digital dental crowns and bridges sydney

Digital Dental Crowns Sydney

Embracing 21st Century Technology

Over the past decade, state-of-the-art processes have revolutionised the way in which dentists design and fabricate dental veneers, dental bridges and dental crowns. Sydney-based Digital Dental Surgery is very proud to embrace this new dental crown technology; but what exactly is it and how does it work?

Digital Dental Crowns Sydney

Embracing 21st Century Technology

Over the past decade, state-of-the-art processes have revolutionised the way in which dentists design and fabricate dental veneers, dental bridges and dental crowns. Sydney-based Digital Dental Surgery is very proud to embrace this new dental crown technology; but what exactly is it and how does it work?

Dental Crowns in Sydney – How it works

If you’ve ever had a prosthetic tooth fitted without the full digital dental experience, you’ll know just how much of a time consuming and messy business it can be. First, the dentist has to take a physical impression of your smile, which is done using trays filled with gooey, putty-like material. From this, a dental lab then crafts your new crowns, veneers or dental bridge. In Sydney alone, permanent prosthetics may take 3 or more weeks to fabricate using this approach, so it isn’t a quick process.

Alternatively, using digital dental impression technology, messy putty is replaced by our Trios intraoral digital dental impression scanner which, as the name suggests, scans the teeth, creating a 3D virtual image. From this, crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays or onlays can be milled and fabricated. Furthermore, using 3D CAD CAM technology, dentists are able to design, fabricate and place digital crowns and other restorations, in one single visit.

This is how it works,

digital crowns and bridges in sydney

Preparing the tooth surface

The first step is to remove any dental decay from in and around the tooth. Once this has been done the remainder of the tooth is shaped in order to fit the new restoration. This is exactly the same process as with the traditional method, so nothing has changed so far.

The scanning process

Next (and this is where digital dental impression taking comes in), our Trios digital intraoral impression scanner (a small hand-held wand) is gently placed into the open mouth and your teeth are scanned – just as you would a bar-code. From this, the scanner is able to create a highly accurate virtual 3D model on a visible screen in real time. This enables us to simultaneously examine both your mouth and your bite. Once we’re happy with the design, then the images are electronically sent over to our on-site lab for immediate design and fabrication.

Dental Crowns in Sydney – How it works

If you’ve ever had a prosthetic tooth fitted without the full digital dental experience, you’ll know just how much of a time consuming and messy business it can be. First, the dentist has to take a physical impression of your smile, which is done using trays filled with gooey, putty-like material. From this, a dental lab then crafts your new crowns, veneers or dental bridge. In Sydney alone, permanent prosthetics may take 3 or more weeks to fabricate using this approach, so it isn’t a quick process.

Alternatively, using digital dental impression technology, messy putty is replaced by our Trios intraoral digital dental impression scanner which, as the name suggests, scans the teeth, creating a 3D virtual image. From this, crowns, veneers, bridges, inlays or onlays can be milled and fabricated. Furthermore, using 3D CAD CAM technology, dentists are able to design, fabricate and place digital crowns and other restorations, in one single visit.

This is how it works,

digital crowns and bridges in sydney

Preparing the tooth surface

The first step is to remove any dental decay from in and around the tooth. Once this has been done the remainder of the tooth is shaped in order to fit the new restoration. This is exactly the same process as with the traditional method, so nothing has changed so far.

The scanning process

Next (and this is where digital dental impression taking comes in), our Trios digital intraoral impression scanner (a small hand-held wand) is gently placed into the open mouth and your teeth are scanned – just as you would a bar-code. From this, the scanner is able to create a highly accurate virtual 3D model on a visible screen in real time. This enables us to simultaneously examine both your mouth and your bite. Once we’re happy with the design, then the images are electronically sent over to our on-site lab for immediate design and fabrication.

Dental Crowns in Sydney – Creation and design

State of the art 3D printers and dental crown making machines (known as milling machines) are then used to create your digital crowns from a single block of solid zirconium block. Since zirconium is tough and durable it’s the ideal choice of material for a whole host of dental restorations.

The fit
Finally, once your restoration has been milled, all that’s left is to de-bur and polish up your crown, bridge or dental veneer, before we fit it.

So how do digital impressions really benefit you?

Wave goodbye to goo – Finally, you can say farewell to the messy, putty-like substance previously needed for creating impressions. Sydney patients have told us in the past that this was the part that they really didn’t like when getting dental restorations.

No more gagging or miscalculation – Using digital impressions for prosthodontics allows us to see right away whether or not we’ve prepared the tooth adequately for restoration. This, in turn, makes for a better patient experience (no gagging and no need for expensive retakes) as the images ensure that restorations are created easily and quickly.

Same day digital crowns – Most digitally processed dental crowns can be fabricated and fitted in just one day. What’s more, the majority of other dental restorations can also be completed faster using this method over the traditional procedure.

As you can see, fitting dental crowns, bridges and veneers using digital processes has many advantages for both dentist and patient. They make for a more accurate prosthetic using cleaner, faster, streamlined techniques that will serve to enhance your smile.

If you feel that you could really benefit from a digital crown, veneer or dental bridge in Sydney using our state-of-the-art digital dental impression technology, then you really should talk to the home of digital dentistry. Call Digital Dental Surgery Sydney on (02) 8294 5812 or (02) 8294 8656 for our Gosford clinic today and see how the latest in 21st-century technology can restore your smile.

Dental Crowns in Sydney – Creation and design

State of the art 3D printers and dental crown making machines (known as milling machines) are then used to create your digital crowns from a single block of solid zirconium block. Since zirconium is tough and durable it’s the ideal choice of material for a whole host of dental restorations.

The fit
Finally, once your restoration has been milled, all that’s left is to de-bur and polish up your crown, bridge or dental veneer, before we fit it.

So how do digital impressions really benefit you?

Wave goodbye to goo – Finally, you can say farewell to the messy, putty-like substance previously needed for creating impressions. Sydney patients have told us in the past that this was the part that they really didn’t like when getting dental restorations.

No more gagging or miscalculation – Using digital impressions for prosthodontics allows us to see right away whether or not we’ve prepared the tooth adequately for restoration. This, in turn, makes for a better patient experience (no gagging and no need for expensive retakes) as the images ensure that restorations are created easily and quickly.

Same day digital crowns – Most digitally processed dental crowns can be fabricated and fitted in just one day. What’s more, the majority of other dental restorations can also be completed faster using this method over the traditional procedure.

As you can see, fitting dental crowns, bridges and veneers using digital processes has many advantages for both dentist and patient. They make for a more accurate prosthetic using cleaner, faster, streamlined techniques that will serve to enhance your smile.

If you feel that you could really benefit from a digital crown, veneer or dental bridge in Sydney using our state-of-the-art digital dental impression technology, then you really should talk to the home of digital dentistry. Call Digital Dental Surgery Sydney on (02) 8294 5812 or (02) 8294 8656 for our Gosford clinic today and see how the latest in 21st-century technology can restore your smile.

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