Did you know that your Parkville, MO, dentist can often repair and restore a tooth in just one visit? In fact, with CAD/CAM technology our team can help repair a tooth in just one sitting with a custom dental crown. In today’s blog, our team would like to discuss how we improve your smile without requiring multiple visits.

E4D Imaging Technology

The E3D system employs CAD/CAM technology to help design, create, and place a completed restoration, such as a crown, inlay, or onlay, in a single sitting. We start by preparing the teeth that need a restoration, which means removing structure from the tooth in question. Next, we take detailed digital images with an intraoral camera. We combine the images to create a 3D model of the tooth. After we design the restoration, we send the information to an onsite milling machine, which creates the restoration from a strong and lifelike ceramic material. Ceramic contains stain-resistant properties and is durable, able to withstand and absorb serious bite forces and pressures. The material is also translucent like tooth enamel and can be shaded to match the color of the surrounding teeth. Finally, we place the completed restoration with a powerful bonding agent, so you leave with a newly repaired smile after one appointment!

The Benefits of a Crown

A crown covers the visible portion of your tooth, which includes everything above the gum line. We can reshape misshapen teeth, repair cracked or chipped teeth, and lengthen worn-down teeth. Placement has also been known to mask permanent discoloration and addresses esthetic issues with the surface and shape of the tooth. We can also aid in missing tooth replacement, using them to secure a dental bridge or to even restore single tooth dental implants. For situations in which a filling is too little and a crown too much, which could place an inlay or onlay. The inlay fits between the cusps on top of the teeth, while the onlay fits over them. Both are created from the same strong and lifelike ceramic.

Keeping Them Strong

Routine care helps them stay bright and protects the teeth they’re attached to from gum disease and other serious oral health concerns. You should continue to brush and floss daily to remove food particles and limit the risk of cavities, infection, or periodontal issues. Also, make time to see our team for a routine checkup and cleaning once every six months, so we can monitor your smile and remove harmful plaque buildup. If you have any questions about the E4D system, then contact our team today.

Ready for Same Day Dental Care?

Our team would like to offer treatment for oral health issues in just one sitting. To learn more about our same day restorative treatments, then schedule a consultation by calling Bailey Dental Care in Parkville, MO, today at (816) 452-9700.