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Same Day Dental Crowns2018-02-27T12:45:40+10:00

Same-Day Crowns

At Mona Vale Dental, we are excited to offer same-day crowns with our advanced CEREC technology, patients with damaged or decayed teeth can have a crown designed, crafted and placed in a single dental visit.

Patients have relied on dental crowns to repair compromised teeth, for years. A dental crown (also known as a ‘cap’) completely covers the tooth after the necessary preparation is completed to resolve structural issues. With the use of our modern dental techniques and equipment we fabricate crowns that feel and look natural. All of our dental crowns are custom fabricated to restore the functional and aesthetic features of your teeth. All this is done in a single visit for most cases. This eliminates the need for you to visit the practice multiple times, spread out over weeks, while an external laboratory fabricates the crown, and you have to wear a temporary crown. With our advanced CEREC technology, your crown is made and placed in a single visit.


  1. Your dentist will first take digital impressions of your treated teeth. This method requires no messy, uncomfortable putty, and is especially beneficial for those who have a gag reflex.
  2. The digital images will then be directly transferred into a chairside computer which designs the new tooth and guides a milling machine to make your crown.
  3. During the milling process you can relax in our waiting room. In all the entire process takes about an hour. When the crown is complete, your dentist can make some fine-tuned adjustments to the crown to ensure an optimal fit.
  4. Finally, the crown will be securely attached to your tooth with a special bonding agent. There’s no need for temporary crowns or additional appointments.

Same-day CEREC crowns offer significant benefits:

  • Less discomfort and fewer appointments. Since CEREC restorations only take a few minutes to be created, there is no need for a second appointment, or multiple injections of anesthesia and you won’t need to wear a temporary crown.
  • Strong, durable CEREC crowns can last for years, with proper care. One of the many benefits of the CEREC system is that each restoration is milled from a single, solid block of porcelain, making it resistant to cracks and fissures. The traditional method of pressing and layering to create crowns lacks the strength and durability of the CEREC method.
  • CEREC crowns look natural, they are made from ceramic materials that mimic nature with its opalescence and transparency, much like the natural prisms in tooth enamel. Each ceramic block is offered in a range of 17 different shades. We then carefully custom-tint and glaze your restoration to match your natural teeth precisely.
  • With CEREC, we can scan your mouth digitally, eliminating the need for foul-tasting, messy impression materials.
  • Biocompatible, metal-free materials. CEREC restorations are made of ceramic porcelain that is compatible with your body. Unlike restorations that use metal, there are no mercury or gray lines at the base of the tooth near the gum line.
  • Faster recovery time with less tooth sensitivity. CEREC restorations can be used to restore a tooth that has undergone a procedure, such as Root Canal Therapy. Restoring a tooth immediately after a treatment provides protection, resulting in a lower risk of fracture of the tooth and prevention of further infection.

To make an appointment with one of our dentists, please call us on 02 9997 1100 or for any questions, fill in the contact form below

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Same Day Dental Crowns FAQ

How is a dental crown attached?2017-12-20T13:07:02+10:00

A dental crown is attached using a dental bonding agent, which effectively cements the tailor-made crown to your affected tooth or implant.

What are dental crowns made of?2017-12-20T13:06:42+10:00

Modern dental crowns look and feel entirely natural, and are made of ceramic porcelain. Due to their durable materials, dental crowns last for years.

What is a dental crown and bridge?2017-12-20T13:07:17+10:00

A dental crown is a procedure that caps a tooth or dental implant, usually preventing cavities from becoming larger and to strengthen an already weakened tooth. Dental cement is utilised to bond the crown to the tooth. A bridge is a prosthesis used to replace missing teeth and is joined to adjoining teeth for a natural look.

If you have any other questions that are not covered here, please feel free to contact our friendly team who will be more than happy to help you.

What Our Customers Say

A friendly, professional atmosphere. Dr Alistair Graham and his team are always smiling and always make you feel welcome. They work with some of the latest and greatest new tech in the dental industry! I've always been very happy when visiting the more
Global Pictures
Global Pictures
02:43 10 May 19
For someone who is (or should I say was) not a fan of dentists, I have to say WOW! Thank you Mona Vale Dental for smashing that belief. What an incredible experience. You are definitely forefront runners when it comes to dental and your service is amazing!read more
Bianca van Riet
Bianca van Riet
23:40 22 Nov 18
Always look forward to visiting here, feel very welcome and well cared for. Lots of people say my teeth look great and want to know who my dentist is! Both my children also visit here regularly and love the way Dr Graham treats them, after having had not-so-great experiences elsewhere (not local). It took a while for them to trust a dentist again, now we don't want to go anywhere else 🙂read more
Toni Phillips
Toni Phillips
22:14 19 Nov 18
Thank you Mona Vale Dental for your beautiful service!! My children have been to 2 different dentist and always walks out scared or has throw up from Xrays so from this I can never get them back, but today from the amazing reception staff in offering them books to read or colouring pens to draw with until their turn and also the staff helping me when I have 1 in with the dentist and 2 others in the reception is just a blessing for a mum of 3 boys that loves to RUN away! But the best part of the service at Mona Vale was the amazing dentist she talked and explained to my boys what she is doing with their teeth and also going the extra mile to make the check-up fun and exciting so they are no longer scared of a dentist, they even walked out saying I am going to be a dentist with the fun bay they received.Mona Vale Dental has some amazing systems I was very scared my kids would throw up again when it was time for the X rays but no they X-ray machine was amazing and the kids found this fun having their photo taken, for me a BIG plus! They even guided me on what I should cut out of the kids diet to help keep decay away as little changes can be so helpful on the teeth! I am going to book myself and my Husband in next as the service is 5Star! So if your due for a check-up call Mona Dental today you won’t regret it at all!!THANK YOU so much Caroline for letting me know about your company this has been the best visit to the dentist ever!read more
Karena Rustia
Karena Rustia
12:42 31 May 18
Having visited Mona Vale Dental several times over the past few months I've been hugely impressed with the level of knowledge and experience of the team. I initially booked in for a 'Digital Smile Design' consult with Dr Graham. He produced a digital plan of what my teeth and smile could look like following treatment. He then 3D printed an acrylic 'shell' which he clipped onto my teeth. It showed me exactly what my smile would look like if I decided to go ahead with the treatment. No more guess work! It gave me the confidence to go ahead with the treatment and I can't wait for the final result. Thank you Alistair and more
John Hubert
John Hubert
12:21 29 May 18
I have had such a huge fear of the dentist since I was very young which is why I put off going for so many years (even though I knew I needed at least 2 root canals). I can't believe what a difference a few months can make. A friend recommended Mona Vale Dental for a painful tooth I could no longer ignore. From the moment I walked in Lisa on Reception instantly made me feel at ease and I was so impressed by how the clean and modern the practice was. The first session of my root canal I wad so anxious but it only took a few minutes of Alistair and his dental nurse talking me through what was happening and singing along to George Harrison as they were working away before I realised I was onto something pretty special.A few sessions in now and I can honestly say that I am completely relaxed whenever I go in there. My fear of the dentist has totally gone and for that I cannot thank them enough.I recommend these guys for anyone who has been putting of the dentist because they are scared and even if you're not. They are highly skilled, gentle, friendly and more
Verity Hare
Verity Hare
06:38 22 Mar 18
I took Alistair's advice and Hayley & Alistair made me up a SomnoBrux to address my Bruxism. Wish I had taken his advice a long time ago - I found the guard really easy to sleep with and am now sleeping so much better and not waking up with a saw jaw and a headache every morning. Can't thank you enough Mona Vale Dental !read more
Sharyn Nichols
Sharyn Nichols
03:56 06 Dec 17
The team at Mona Vale Dental is not just top notch but world class. Dr. Graham has made sure he's always a master of the latest techniques. The fact that crowns and overlays can be done in a single session (without waiting to send away for molds, etc) is awesome. The quality of the work is always high. I personally have a challenging medical background and the Mona Vale Dental team is phenomenal at making sure all the specifics of my case are considered. And, on top of this, they're simply a really friendly bunch. Couldn't recommend them any more!read more
Bryan Rollins
Bryan Rollins
21:15 02 Sep 17
I was very impressed with the high level of care Alistair and his team give to his patients. All the staff were exceptionally welcoming and friendly. Mona Vale dental is beautiful practice with the most up to date facilities, and latest technology. They do an amazing job and in my opinion are one of the best for dental more
Francesco Fronzoni
Francesco Fronzoni
20:01 14 Aug 17
Alistair, Kristen, Lisa and the crew at Mona Vale Dental are fabulous. My children, husband and I all go there. Mona Vale Dental are happy, family-friendly, reliable and great at what they do. The new fit-out is also very stylish. It all makes for a very positive dental more
Jane Lillycrop
Jane Lillycrop
11:40 06 Jul 17
Our company designed and built the new practice environment for Dr Alistair Graham and I must say that the entire team at Mona Vale Dental were a real pleasure to work with from start to finish. They were and still are wonderful clients and people. His team are so caring and whilst we were shooting a video on location for a whole day, I saw first hand how the team greeted and looked after their patients. Wow was I impressed. The place looks amazing too and I recommend anyone in the local area to make an appointment and go and feel what it is like to be treated by such great professionals in an amazing space. We wish you all the best Dr Graham and team in your new more
Levitch Design Australia
Levitch Design Australia
04:55 05 Jul 17
Mona Vale Dental was recommended to me by my daughter who spoke very highly of Dr Graham and his team. The treatment and care I received has restored my faith in dentists again. Dr Graham was very knowledgeable and explained all treatment options available. I am very pleased with my new crown which I watched being made while I waited. Very impressive. Thank more
Penelope Hitchens
Penelope Hitchens
02:34 09 May 17