Crowns in a Day – E4D Crown Mill makes it possible
Morlan Family Dental recently added a CAD/CAM E4D Scanner/Mill to our practice. This cutting-edge technology enables us to create crowns in just one visit!
The process starts with scanning the patient’s mouth using an intraoral camera the size of an electric toothbrush. Using CAD/CAM technology, a crown is designed, with that information being sent to the milling unit. The milling unit is similar in size to a bread maker. After milling, a color/shade is selected and the crown is placed in a kiln-like oven, which is heated to 2192 degrees Fahrenheit and then cooled. The crown is then bonded in the patient’s mouth. One appointment and done.
Dr. Morlan and his assistants have been thoroughly trained in the E4D and are continually training to become more efficient, utilize better techniques, and create more customized prosthetics (bridges, implants, veneers, onlays, inlays). Classes in South Carolina and Chicago are in their future.
Said Dr. Morlan
“Eliminating the temporary crown is one of the big advantages of CAD/CAM technology. Others are scheduling and the convenience of in-house creation. If there is an issue, we can adjust it here during that appointment. This service will really benefit those patients who can only do early and late appointments as it will require just the one visit.”