When our Urbandale, IA, patients experience toothaches, or sustain damage to their teeth, then they may need a custom-made restoration. Employing advanced technology, we can actually help create a dental crown in one visit using E4D technology. How do we create a same day restoration?
The E4D System
Our innovative E4D technology is a computer-aided design and manufacturing (CAD/CAM) system that combines highly detailed, 3D imaging with on-site digital milling capabilities. The system takes a series of comprehensive images of your teeth and oral structures, along with detailed measurements, and then sends those images and measurements to an on-site milling machine. The machine crafts your lifelike porcelain crown according to these measurements, allowing you to enjoy your newly restored tooth all in a single visit.
The porcelain that we use to craft your same-day crown is designed for optimal cosmetic results. It not only possesses the ability to match your tooth’s unique color and hue, but is also semi-translucent (like natural tooth enamel) so that it reflects light to the same degree as your healthy, natural teeth. Lifelike dental porcelain makes your crown nearly indistinguishable from the rest of your teeth, and it’s also durable enough to withstand years of your bite’s pressure without being worn down or sustaining any structural damage.
When Do You Prescribe a Crown?
The ability to provide a customized, highly lifelike dental crown all in one day helps us improve the lives of patients with a wide variety of tooth concerns. For example, a dental crown, which is designed to completely cover, protect, and improve your tooth, can be recommended for several different types of issues, including:
- A cracked or fractured tooth
- A cosmetically blemished tooth
- A tooth that has been worn down
- A tooth that has received root canal treatment
- A tooth with a failed restoration (i.e., filling)
- And much more