Breakthrough Computer-Aided Technology: E4D
At Sun Dental, our advanced technology is truly state of the art. The same innovations that are revolutionizing business and technology are being clinically proven to enhance the precision and longevity of modern dental treatment options. With in-office, computer-designed crowns and restorations, such technologies are making today’s modern dentistry more convenient, less time consuming, and more patient-friendly.
Why make more visits to the dentist than you need to? With E4D, Dr. Heidi can prepare your tooth for a crown, measure it precisely, mold your crown and fit it permanently to your tooth -- all in a single visit!
Introducing the E4D System
With the E4D System, instead of using traditionally inconvenient and messy impression materials, we can obtain clean, fast digital impressions in a few minutes using a laser scanner in the mouth.
Then, while you watch, we custom-design a crown, veneer, or filling perfectly suited for you based on your condition, using the chairside computer-based design center. From there, the information about the restoration is transferred to the in-office milling unit, where your crown, veneer, or filling is made. Shortly thereafter, it’s permanently placed in your mouth.
Benefits of same day dentistry
With modern, state-of-the-art technology, patients don’t need to suffer through traditional impressions. They don’t need temporaries. And they don’t need to wait days—or more likely weeks—for their permanent restorations. That also means that they won’t have to be inconvenienced with the back-and-forth typically associated with crowns, veneers, and some types of fillings.
Rather, when same day dentistry is right for them, patients can be in and out of the dental office with their permanent, natural-looking and metal-free restorations in a single visit. Same day restorations are perfect for situations like chipped, worn or cracked teeth; teeth that are discolored or have gaps and spaces between them; teeth that have decay and/or old, worn fillings.
Your new tooth is milled out of a small block of ceramic using a diamond-cutter. This process takes 4 to 6 minutes depending on the size of the replacement tooth. Your dentist then bonds the new ceramic replacement into place.
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Advantages of E4D ceramic tooth reconstruction
An E4D tooth restoration isn't just convenient, it is also healthy. Many years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. With E4D, your dentist can use strong, tooth colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function.
These ceramic materials have many advantages over metal fillings. Not only do they look like your natural teeth, they also operate like your natural tooth material. For example, when you eat hot or cold foots, your teeth naturally expand and contract. E4D tooth restorations are designed to expand and contract at almost equal rates, so your tooth doesn't crack or overcrowd your mouth.
Same day restorations, here in Lake County
You don’t have to travel far to experience the convenience and precision of same day crowns. We’ve already invested in this innovative technology because we believe our patients deserve modern dentistry that fits their lifestyles.To schedule an appointment, call us at 707-263-3030 or click here to book an appointment online.