A crown or onlay protects and preserves your own tooth.
Sometimes a crown requires two visits: on the first visit, the tooth is prepared for the crown. An impression is taken of your teeth, and this impression is sent to a laboratory where your crown will be made. In the interim, you wear a temporary crown.
On your second appointment, the temporary crown is removed and the durable porcelain crown is placed on your tooth.
In many situations today, a crown or onlay can be placed in a single appointment.
CEREC One-Visit Crowns
Cerec is a true porcelain filling or crown manufacturing system. The cerec system uses "computer assisted design-computer assisted maufacture" or "CAD-CAM" technology. Using Cerec technology requires extra training on the part of the dentist. All dentists at GB Dental are highly skilled in designing and manufacturing CEREC restorations.
Cerec restorations are milled from ceramic blocks to fit your tooth. With Cerec's CAD-CAM technology, the restoration is made on-site while you wait, thus eliminating the second appointment and the need for a temporary crown.
Why choose CEREC?
Ceramic Reconstruction - a few simple steps
In light of the recent controversy at a number of Dental practices in Sydney, GB Dental would like to reassure our patients that we strictly follow the Australian Dental Association guidelines on sterilization and infection control.… READ MORE
Studies have shown that a large number of Australians consume sugary drinks every day, contributing to significant levels of tooth decay and erosion.
In addition to dental health concerns, there are a number of general health risks…READ MORE
HCF More For Teeth
Great news for our HCF members!
Through the More For Teeth program, HCF members are entitled to two (2) examinations, cleans, fluoride treatments, diagnostic x-rays, and mouthguards per year at no cost*
Cynergex group is one of Australia's leading providers of customised, advanced life support training courses specifically designed for the dental team in dental practice.
The course includes:
Emergency medicine, threats…READ MORE
Our team had a fabulous day at the Mingara Over 55's Wellness Expo on Saturday.
We look forward to seeing all the wonderful people we connected with and taking care of their oral health.
While we are enjoying our festive holidays, it is still important to maintain good dental hygiene habits. During the holidays rush, remember to stay hydrated!!
It is much better for your oral health to have proper…READ MORE
If you suffer from bad breath, it is important to identify the cause so you can determine an effective treatment.
Bad Breath can have many causes including:
• Smoking - If you smoke, quit. Not only does smoking cause bad…READ MORE
If you experience symptoms of dry mouth, it may be associated with certain types of medications.
Antidepressants, antihistamines, anti-inflammatories, and anti-hypertensive medications are just some of the many types of drugs that…READ MORE
Over the years, anthropologists have found evidence that ancient people used various implements such as pointed sticks for interdental cleaning.
But according to most sources, credit for the invention of dental floss…READ MORE
Cavities are a common dental problem, but they may be prevented if you follow a good daily oral hygiene routine and be careful with your food and beverage choices.
Certain factors can increase your risk for developing…READ MORE
Believe it or not, brushing your teeth is one of the simplest ways to help maintain your overall health.
This is because dental health is more connected to overall health than most people realise. In fact, doctors and…READ MORE
A British man who began to lose his sight 16 years ago after an accident has undergone ground-breaking surgery to restore his sight.
The complex and lengthy surgery, known as osteo-ondonto-keratoprothesis, was performed at the Sussex Eye…READ MORE
A new study has found the number of decayed, missing and filled baby teeth was 46% higher among children who consumed three or more sweet drinks per day.
While some councils are working to rid their cities of the healthy…READ MORE
New research published in the Journal of Leukocyte Biology suggests that the bacteria known for causing gum disease actually manipulates the body's immune system to disable normal processes that would otherwise…READ MORE
When you have braces, brushing is difficult. There are alot of brackets, wires and nooks and crannies that can trap food and plaque.
This means your risk of gingivitis (bleeding gums) and…READ MORE
Tooth decay is a preventable disease that requires knowledge of all the factors contributing to its formation.
We are told…
Toothpastes such as Colgate Total and Oral B Pro-Health contain features that help to retain an antibacterial ingredient around your gums and teeth. Use of these…
If you can’t resist the temptation to drink soft drink or juice, don’t brush your teeth straight away! The acid softens your enamel, so you’re better to rinse thoroughly with water, wait 20 mins and then brush – just don’t…READ MORE
Did you know that your teeth start forming before you are born! Known as "Teeth Buds" these all grow into baby teeth, making work for the tooth fairy later in life.READ MORE
It's easy to see that a straight, even smile of glossy pearly whites looks great. But a cosmetically perfect smile often means it's also a healthy smile. So put yourself in a healthy state of mind and take a look at…READ MORE
Researchers from the University of Adelaide revealed in the journal Nature Genetics that declining oral health aligns with major changes in the way humans lived and ate, with the start of farming in the Neolithic age and the…READ MORE
- In ancient civilisations people would chew the tip of a twig to create "bristles". It is thought these twigs were very effective in getting the teeth clean.
- The first toothbrush with bristles was manufactured in China in 1498.…
Here are 10 wild and crazy dental facts...
Sore gums and sore bones.....
Adelaide scientists have recently discovered that mice with gum disease develop worse arthritis.
The scientists are now using this knowledge to investigate whether threating gum disease could help…READ MORE
Traditionally, dental plaque has been "controlled" via mechanical means (flossing, brushing, professional cleaning etc).
While mechanical disruption of bacterial plaque remains vital, researchers have found an additonal "helper"…READ MORE
A study by the University of Sydney has revealed that women in their late forties are more likely to have dental anxiety and phobias.
Dental anxiety is a very real and complex circumstance and should never be played down or dismissed.…READ MORE
Half the population may be ignoring mouth cancer symptoms!
Research conducted by the British Dental Health Foundation found that half the population would leave a non-healing mouth ulcer longer than recommended before seeking medical…READ MORE
A pair of spacewalking astronauts cleaned, greased and finally coaxed a jammed bolt into position on Wednesday restoring the International Space Station's power system.
The astronauts had been able to remove a faulty part, but were…READ MORE
If you suffer from a dry mouth...we can help!!
Dry mouth or xerostomia has a variety of causes. After a comprehensive asessment by our Oral Health Professionals, we can help you to manage the often uncomfortable symptoms of dry…READ MORE
A new coating could help dental implants adhere to bone much faster.
Millions of people have missing teeth replaced with dental implants. Following the procedure there is a "healing" timeof four to six months as the implant adheres to…READ MORE
New research sheds light on why gum disease can become more common with old age.
The research conducted in England revealed that the deterioration in gum health which often occurs with increasing age is associated with a drop in the…READ MORE
Receding gums often result in tooth sensitivity and can lead to decay of the root and persistent inflammation of the gum. New research demonstrates that a method using bovine (cow) collagen is able to enhance gum healing resulting in thicker…READ MORE
Recently, Japanese scientists reported they have grown an entire tooth from stem cells implanted into the kidney of a mouse. The team grew the tooth from a mouse’s stem cells, which were grown inside a drop of collagen, and placed…READ MORE
New study suggests that chronic periodontitis may cause a reduction in red blood cells and haemoglobin leading to the blood disorder anaemia.
The research published in the Journal of Periodontology found that over 1/3 of people…READ MORE
The breakthrough research, to be conducted by the University of Michigan’s School of Dentistry, will conduct a new study that will attempt to use DNA to detect and predict the risk of gum disease. The research will take place over one…READ MORE
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