Do you hate having to wait two weeks to get a crown on your problem tooth? Well, wait no longer! Ask your dentist about the new same-day crown system, E4D. E4D is the world's only system for the fabrication of all ceramic dental restorations in one office visit. For you as the patient, this means fewer injections, less drilling, and less time away from your busy schedule.
The E4D system is a same-day crown technology that uses digital scans and laser technology that are not only extremely precise, but are also as safe as the check-out counter at the grocery store. Unlike conventional impressions that can be messy and unpleasant, the E4D digital scans are clean and fast. With these scans, your dentist can create a custom-made crown to fit your unique smile, right in the office.
Same-day crowns with the new E4D system makes it convenient for you to get your treatment done in a timely manner. Many people are able to get their tooth prepared for their crown and get it permanently cemented either the same day or the next. This makes it so you don't have to deal with the hassle of the plastic, temporary crown for a long period of time, or at all!
An E4D tooth is not only convenient, but it is also healthy. Years ago, dentists had few options to repair decayed and damaged teeth other than amalgam, gold, and other metals. Now, with this new technology, your dentist can use strong, tooth-colored ceramic materials to restore your teeth to their natural strength, beauty, and function. These materials closely match the composition of your natural tooth structure. This means when you eat hot food and then drink something cold, the restoration and natural tooth expand and contract at almost equal rates. Therefore, your tooth does not crack, and you can enjoy all of the activities you could with your natural, healthy teeth. Also, these materials are chemically bonded to your tooth, so your dentist can save as much healthy tooth tissue as possible while providing you with a strong dental restoration that will last.
You have probably heard the commercials on the radio for the same-day CEREC crowns. CEREC is a commonly known same-day crown system with many of the same features as E4D, so why use E4D? The answer is simple: The technology is just better.
One of the most noticeable differences for patients is the imaging process. With CEREC, the tooth must be coated with a reflective powder spray prior to the digital scan so that it may take an accurate picture. The process of powdering the teeth can be uncomfortable for the patient, and it is time consuming. Inaccuracies in imaging can result from an application of powder that is too thick or too thin. The treatment area must be kept dry or the powder will be ruined. The E4D uses a laser to capture an image of the tooth. A 3D image is formed by the laser bouncing off of the tooth surface and allows your dentist to get a more accurate scan of your tooth. This way, they are able to create a crown that more properly fits your tooth. This means that your crown is cemented custom to the shape of your tooth, making it hard for bacteria to creep underneath your crown causing tooth decay.
There are many different factors that come into play when it comes to your dental treatment needs. There are also many different treatment options available to you. The best way to be sure that you can qualify for a same-day crown is to be seen by your dentist. At that time, you can also ask any questions you might have.