Being told you need a crown for a single tooth or multiple teeth is not really something that any patient likes to hear.
But here at Dr. Larry Saylor’s dental practice in Brandon, if you suffer from chipped, cracked or broken teeth we can offer you a dental crown restoration in a single appointment.
With technology consistently advancing, Dr. Larry Saylor has invested in only the best for his patients with the E4D Dentist – a chairside CAD/CAM system for digital impression, design and fabrication used for a variety of different restorative treatments.
The following article focuses on what a dental crown is, what symptoms may point towards the need for a crown, and how the E4D Dentist technology can assist you on your way to better oral health.
What is a dental crown?
The dental crown is named as such because it resembles the entire visible part of the tooth. As a kind of cap that is positioned over the tooth, a crown provides a natural looking replacement option when the tooth has fallen out or suffered from severe damage or decay.
What symptoms mean I need a crown?
Generally a dental crown will be needed if one or more of the following issues are present:
- Where the tooth has become weakened from decay and is beyond repair of a filling
- Where the tooth has cracked, a crown is needed to hold it together
- Crowns can be used to hold a dental bridge in place
- A crown can restore a broken tooth; where the damage is extensive
- As a cosmetic modification, crowns are used to disguise misshaped or discolored teeth
- As the second stage of the dental implant treatment, crowns are implement to replace the missing tooth
What does the E4D Dentist CAD/CAM system do?
Typically the crown restoration method requires your dentist to send off an impression of your teeth so someone somewhere else can fabricate the crown. Generally this is a process that takes more than one sitting and may require an unpleasant waiting time for the patient, requiring the patient to have to go without the restoration for a period of time.
With the E4D Dr. Larry Saylor is able to offer you the option of same-day restorations – eliminating the wait time that can be detrimental to the patient’s oral health and also aesthetically uncomfortable.
This treatment allows Dr. Saylor the chance to assess, treat and place dental crowns on the same day as your appointment. The E4D Dentist is a complete chairside assistant for dentists, using CAD/CAM technology the E4D Dentist system allows Dr. Saylor to take digital impressions of the teeth then design and create metal-free inlays, onlays, veneers and crowns – all in-house!
Giving you faster treatment time, shorter appointments and an efficient and effective end result so you can enjoy a beautiful new smile virtually immediately.
How can this technology help me?
With the E4D Dentist, Dr. Saylor can take digital impressions and fabricate the crown using the same technology, which means:
- No more sticky or unpleasant molding material
- You can experience a non-invasive, comfortable dental impression
- Your restorations can be created in-house while you watch
Dr. Saylor uses the E4D system to not only streamline our processes, but ensure your treatment is convenient and effective. To find out more about our same-day crowns and how the E4D Dentist can apply to your treatment, Contact us at Dr. Larry Saylor’s practice in Brandon, Florida today.