Last year, Dr. Yung and Dr. Foon traveled to Texas to learn about where the future of dentistry is going and advance the office further into the 21st century. The other team members have had additional training from the E4D company. We are now the proud owner of the E4D crown milling machine!
What is the E4D machine and how does it change your dental experience?
The E4D machine enables us to eliminate impressions, so no need for uncomfortable impression materials in your mouth. An even larger advantage is the elimination of the temporary crown AND the return visit for the permanent crown. We value your comfort, time and convenience. Temporary crowns can break or come loose while you wait weeks for your permanent crown. You will now be able to get your crown on the same day in one single visit! Rather than relying on a lab to make your crown to your specifications, your crown now involves only two people: your dentist and you.
How does this work?
With the E4D System, we can obtain clean, fast digital impressions of your tooth in a few minutes using a laser scanner. This laser scanning technology is not only precise when capturing all the details of your tooth, but it is also as safe as the check-out scanner at the grocery store. Your impression is saved and used to design your new tooth with the special software.
Step 1: Dr. Yung has just used the laser scanner wand to take a "digital" impression of a tooth
Step 2: Dr. Yung will now use the software to "create" your new crown
Step 3: Julie, RDA and Dr. Foon in front of the E4D milling machine where your crown is custom-made
We “create” your custom crown so that it is a personalized fit using the computer-based design center. From there, the information is transferred to the in-office milling unit, where your crown is made. You can even watch it being made. On the same day, your new crown is permanently placed in your mouth!
Will my insurance cover this?
This is the same crown you would get if you waited the traditional 2-4 weeks. Now, you can get it made directly in our office on the same day.