Latest Dental Technology

At Bridge Dental in London Bridge, we invest heavily in the latest dental technology and are proud to present our own in house ceramic studio, CEREC® 3D.

For permanent, natural looking and long lasting all- ceramic crowns, inlays, onlays or veneers, the dentist can now quickly and conveniently restore damaged teeth, using tooth coloured CEREC® restorations in just one appointment.

With advanced CEREC® technology, you can be in and out in about an hour, with no need for a
second appointment. Other benefits include no need for impressions or temporaries, fewer
injections, less drilling, and less time out of your hectic schedule for dental care.

CEREC® 3D uses high quality ceramic materials (which are anti-abrasive and plaque resistant)
and Computer Aided Design technology. Using this technology, we can produce any kind of tooth
restoration. Chipped and discolored teeth can be repaired using porcelain crowns and veneers.
Broken down molars can be restored using inlays and onlays, meaning unsightly silver fillings are a
thing of the past.

The benefits in brief

  • Less time out of your hectic work schedule – complete treatment in about an hour
  • No need for impressions or temporaries – thanks to the revolutionary CAD system.
  • Same Day Crowns.
  • Natural looking – designed to match your own teeth in shape and colour.
  • Minimal tooth removal – designed to keep as much of your healthy tooth tissue in tact as possible.
  • Long lasting – milled ceramic blocks are harder than conventional inlays.
  • Biocompatible – minimal irritation to the gums.

How does CEREC® technology work?

We will prepare your tooth in the normal way before fitting a crown or a veneer. At this point,
instead of using “dental putty” to take an impression of your tooth, a digital image is taken using a
special camera. This image is then converted into a 3D computerised model of your tooth, which is
used as a guide to design your new restoration.

Once we are happy with the newly designed tooth, this data is sent to our onsite milling machine,
which fabricates your new tooth from a high-quality ceramic block. The milling process can take
anywhere from as little as 6 minutes to 30 minutes depending on the exact technology and
complexity of the tooth.

The ceramic blocks come in a wide variety of shades and colours, and your tooth will be selected
to match your surrounding teeth. Once the crown or veneer has been milled, the dentist may
characterise it and stain it to match your surrounding teeth, before either polishing it or glazing it in
a furnace. Your new restoration will then be cemented into place onto your prepared tooth.