Same-Day Crown Technology
Thanks to advances in dental technology, crowns no longer have to be a weeks-long process. CAD/CAM technology makes it possible to create and place a crown in one day.
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For example, with the E4D Dentist system, instead of using traditionally inconvenient and messy impression materials, dentists can obtain clean, fast digital impressions in a few minutes using a laser scanner in the mouth. This laser scanning technology is not only extremely precise when "capturing” all of the details of a patient's smile, but is also as safe as the check-out scanner at a grocery store. But, best of all, there is no need for a patient to hold unpleasant, possibly distasteful material in his or her mouth.
Then, while the patient watches, a dental professional custom-designs a crown, veneer, or filling perfectly suited for the patient based on his or her condition using the chairside, computer-based design center. From there, the information about the restoration is transferred to the in-office milling unit, where the patient's crown, veneer, or filling is made. Shortly thereafter, it's permanently seated in his or her mouth.
CAD/CAM stands for computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing. This technology allows the dentist to use an intraoral scanner inside the mouth to take a digital scan of a tooth that has been prepared to receive a crown. Using special software, the data from the scan is used to generate a design (CAD) for a custom crown. This program will also generate a custom blueprint and guidelines to manufacture the new crown (CAM) with a milling machine. CAD/CAM enables us to create precise and custom crowns, inlays and onlays in one single visit.