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E4D Same-Day Crowns

EE4D is an in-office CAD/CAM system that is revolutionizing modern dentistry. The process begins by scanning the prepared tooth in the mouth with a wand using laser technology. The crown is then designed on the computer and the digital design is transferred wirelessly to the milling unit (located in our dental office.) It takes approximately 20-30 minutes to mill the crown, and then another 20 minutes to fire the porcelain in a porcelain oven. In a little over one hour, the crown is finished and ready for cementation on the tooth! No more temporary crowns, and ‘trying not to chew on that side.’ No waiting and no second appointment!

Dr. Bloss has been aware of the in-office milling systems for over 10 years, but was unsure about how well the all-porcelain crowns would last. The whole field of dentistry is currently in the middle of one of the biggest changes in the history of dentistry! With the development of a porcelain ceramic called IPS e.max (lithium disilicate) we now have a porcelain that is resistant to fracture. And with the refinement of the CAD/CAM systems, we can now produce beautiful, natural-looking crowns. We are pleased to have “crossed over” into the future of dentistry and can now offer this great service to our patients!