Our Services

With a combination of experience and young innovative technicians
JJ Ceramics can offer you the best of traditional casting and pressing techniques
as well as the latest in CAD/CAM design and milling



Unit 3/6 Norval Court
Maroochydore QLD 4558

JJ Ceramics


Mon – Fri : 8:30am – 5pm
Sat – Sun : Closed

JJ Ceramics


Crown and Bridge

With all full ceramics restorations care must be taken to record the underlying stump as this can affect the final shade once the crown is cemented. Dark stump shades can be blocked out using a high opacity coping or block-out sintering liquid (in the casde of zirconia), which reduces the risk of incorrect final shades. 

Zirconia has been at the forefront of development in dental restorations in recent times. There are now multiple options of strength and translucency available to suit different case requirements. As with most dental resorative materials the more aesthetic and translucent materials have consideralbly less strength. New innovative 3D zirconia materials now exhibit a multilayer of strength. Zirconia can be etched and bonded using a firing of hot-bond material. Using the latest CAD/CAM technology JJ Ceramics can assure accuracy of fit and ease of insertion for all our zirconia restorations. 

Used mainly for posterior crowns where strength is a prerequisite. These crowns very rarely fracture due to their high compressive strength

Available in a higher strength (suitable for use in all cases from single units to full arch bridges) as well as higher translucency (suitable for single unit and 3 unit bridges where aesthetics is important)

Zirconia can be layered with e-Max ceramic to achieve natural effects and combination shades. This is also useful for matching to the Vita 3D shade guide. This is our crown of choice for a combination of strength and high aesthetics

e-Max is well known as the benchmark for lithium disilicate restorations. WIth a compressive strength of up to 500 MPa this material is suitable for anterior and posterior cases. The material can be manufactured in 5 different opacities (HO,MO, LT, MT and HT) and all 16 vita classical shades. There are also multilayered ingots in selected shades. e-Max is suitable for use in select 3 unit bridge cases and is limited by pontic width. At JJ Ceramics we have not found this material suitable for use with cantilever or maryland bridges. e-Max can be pressed (traditional) or milled with precision using CAD/CAM technology

PFM crowns have been used traditionally for decades and offer strength and aesthetics. They are suitable for single units and up to full arch bridges. They have lost their appeal due to the comparatively longer labour time and skill involved in production. Aesthetics is challenging in cases where limited space is available for ceramics latering and over time a black shadow can develop around the margin. Changes in the occlusion of patients over time can also cause fracturing and debonding of the ceramics from the metal, making them difficult to repair. 

The least aesthetic, but strongest of dental restorations; full metal crowns are manufactured using traditional casting techniques as well as CAD/CAM based applications. At JJ Ceramics we offer a variety of metals ranging from high quality gold, non-precious gold, palladium silver and non-precious silver. Cost is relative to the weight and type of metal cast

Implant Restorations

JJ Ceramics is at the forefront of implant restorations. We use traditional casting techniques as well as CAD/CAM technology to bring our clients the best possible results. We work with all available implant brands in Australia. We can supply implant guides and diagnostic wax-ups to plan for a successful outcome.
Screw retained implant crowns have the advantage of being retrievable if the restoration loosens in the mouth or if any damage occurs to the crown. In cases where the screw holes would cause aesthetic complications, angled screw channel abutments can be used. These restorations can be cast in metal and layered with ceramic (PFM) or milled in zirconia and cemented to a titanium base. Generic components can be sourced, however our preference is always to use original componentry wherever possible. Lateral screw channels are available in some brands.

These are a two piece option mainly used where a screw retained angled abutment is not suitable or available for the implant system being used. The abutments can be milled in zirconia, cast in metal or can be stock abutments purchased from the manufacturer and trimmed up to suit the case. The abutment is placed and then the crown is cemented in the mouth.

All on 4

Removable Overdentures on locator abutments These dentures are processed on locator style implant abutments. We can incorporate a cast metal strengthener for longevity of the denture (recommended).

These dentures are made using a fixed bar with retention components incorporated into the denture. These systems can include preci-clips, dolder and hader clips as well as a wide variety of ball attachments and retentive clips welded to the bar. We will assess what system is best for each case. The denture can also incorporate a metal strengthener or a milled metal interface for longevity.   Advantages of this denture is ease of cleaning around the implants.

These dentures are processed around a fixed bar designed to support the denture accurately. This is our most cost effective fixed implant denture restoration. We use titanium for our bars.

These are our most aesthetic implant restorations and include:

– Full zirconia bridges
Highly aesthetic, however the one disadvantage is that if they fracture a whole new bridge must be fabricated. Even the slightest of discrepancies in the implant impression can cause a failure in time.

– Milled e-Max or Zirconia crowns on titanium/ co-cr bars
This is the system of choice for our Laboratory. Individual crowns are cemented onto a metal frame. The frame is one piece and incorporates the implant interfaces. These restorations are strong and light. Individual crowns can be replaced without removing the bridge. Just a clean up of the prep and a new impression can be taken if the original file is no longer available. Gum can be accurately matched with SR Nexco material.

Full PFM bridges on milled or cast metal superstructures
This is the traditional method used to make full implant bridges. If the ceramic fractures it is extremely difficult to repair.

Custom shade matching

The Shadewave Shade Taking System: Revolutionizing Digital Manufacturing for JJ Ceramics

In the world of ceramics, precision and consistency in shade selection play a pivotal role in the creation of aesthetically pleasing dental prosthetics and restorations. JJ Ceramics has embraced the Shadewave Shade Taking System as a game-changing tool to enhance digital manufacturing process. This innovative technology not only improves the accuracy of shade matching but also streamlines the production workflow, resulting in superior products and increased customer satisfaction.

1. Precision and Consistency: The Shadewave Shade Taking System is renowned for its ability to capture precise and consistent shade information. In dental ceramics, the slightest variation in color can lead to a mismatch between a restoration and the patient’s natural teeth, affecting the overall appearance and functionality. Shadewave employs advanced spectrophotometry and computer vision technology to ensure that every shade measurement is accurate and repeatable, eliminating the human error factor and significantly enhancing the quality of the final product.

2. Time Efficiency: Traditional shade-taking processes involve manual color matching, which can be time-consuming and prone to inaccuracies. Shadewave streamlines the procedure, making it faster and more efficient. Dental technicians at JJ Ceramics can now complete shade matching in a matter of minutes, reducing patient chair time and speeding up the production of dental prosthetics. This results in quicker turnaround times, which is a significant advantage for both JJ Ceramics and clients.

3. Enhanced Communication: Shadewave is not just a standalone device; it integrates seamlessly into the digital manufacturing process. The system’s compatibility with CAD/CAM software and 3D printers allows for precise shade information to be directly transmitted to the design and manufacturing stages. This reduces the risk of miscommunication and ensures that the final product precisely matches the patient’s requirements and expectations.

4. Improved Patient Experience: The accuracy and speed of the Shadewave system translate into a superior patient experience. Patients spend less time in the dental chair, and they can be confident that their restorations will blend seamlessly with their natural teeth, leading to increased satisfaction and confince that crowns will consistently match.

5. Cost Savings: While implementing new technology can come with initial costs, the long-term benefits often far outweigh the investment. The Shadewave Shade Taking System helps JJ Ceramics reduce the number of remakes and adjustments, saving both time and materials.

6. Quality Control: In the competitive dental ceramics industry, maintaining consistent quality is crucial. Shadewave’s digital records and color-matching consistency help us at JJ Ceramics to maintain a high level of quality control. It provides our laboratory with data to track and analyze shade matches over time, enabling us to continually improve our processes and ensure the highest standards.

7. Adaptability: Shadewave is designed to accommodate the evolving needs of the dental ceramics industry. The software is frequently updated to include new shade databases, ensuring that we remain at the forefront of technology and can accurately match a wide range of shades, including the latest trends in cosmetic dentistry.