Dental Crowns

Emerald Planmeca Customised Crowns

At our practice we offer the convenience of in house, computer generated customised crowns using the latest CADCAM technology.


What is Emerald?

Emerald is a sophisticated digital LASER camera which scans your mouth and teeth to produce computerised 3D digital models, saving you the need for messy impressions. Using Planmeca Romexis software, we then use Computer-Aided-Design (CAD) to design your high precision crown in-house, to match your own teeth in shade and shape. Dr DeLillo checks every design prior to milling to ensure she is satisfied before our E4D milling machine creates your Computer-Aided and Manufactured (CAM) crown.  Crowns, Veneers and Inlay – Onlay restorations can be made in many different materials i.e. porcelain/ceramic, resins or hybrid ceramic-resins. We choose our materials carefully to meet the specific needs of your restorations and teeth.

Find out more about our Emerald scanner here.

What are the benefits of this modern technology?

  • No messy impressions
  • No dark lines or metal under the crown
  • Fit and strength that conventional tooth coloured crowns can’t match
  • Beautiful, tooth coloured materials to match the shade of your natural teeth
  • Individual customization of restorations by ‘staining and glazing’ possible
  • Well tested and researched, superior new generation materials
  • You can have your crown in one day or overnight
  • Less time off work, study or away from family
  • No delays in laboratory time

Is an Emerald designed restoration suitable for me?

Whilst most crowns, veneers and restorations can be made using this technology, the greatest benefit is when large parts of your tooth break off (eg, cracked cusps) and protection for the remaining tooth is needed.  At Cabarita Dental we use ceramic materials such as Emax, to make strong, precisely fitting crowns that can protect your tooth instantly, without you undergoing the risk of further breakdown of your tooth or associated pain. Dr DeLillo always goes through the pros and cons of treatment, options available and associated fees before she prescribes a treatment. Together with her, you can make the best decision to suit your specific needs.

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