Luker Dental wants their patients to receive their restoration as soon as possible. To do this, we offer an E4D Dental System that allows us to fabricate a custom-made porcelain crown in only one day. Luker Dental stays up-to-date with the newest dental technology and practices. This makes care at Luker Dental more convenient for the people of Greeley, Colorado.
When is a crown needed?
A dental crown restores the top of the tooth after serious decay or injury has occurred. Before you get a crown, Dr. Luker will examine you. Then, he will make his recommendation.
In some cases, an untreated tooth with decay can spread throughout the majority of the enamel. In other cases it can expand deeper into the dentin. For a typical cavity restoration, first Dr. Luker removes the cavity. Then the dental team will place a filling to seal off any opening. When decay has overtaken the tooth and a filling wouldn’t hold, Luker Dental will place a crown.
E4D Dental System
Crowns are artificial “tooth caps” that restore a damaged teeth. Crowns contain dental materials such as aluminum, ceramic, and porcelain. With the E4D Dental System, we create custom-made porcelain crowns. The Luker Dental team can make and place the crown in one office visit.
The E4D system is a Computer-Aided Design and Manufacturing (CAD/CAM) machine. It contains a design center, laser scanner, and 3D milling compartment. To use the E4D machine, Dr. Luker will start with a digital scan of your teeth. The image is then sent to the machine. A 3D milling machine then uses that image to create your permanent porcelain crown. This happens in minutes.
E4D Same-Day Crown Benefits
- Usually, it would take 2-3 appointments to our office to receive your dental crown. This means patients would not have a functional tooth for days. This makes everyday tasks like eating difficult.
- The E4D machine creates porcelain crowns to match the exact shape, size, shade, and bite. The crown will fit into your natural smile.
- Porcelain crowns are durable and can withstand the pressures of our natural teeth.
Our E4D Dental System has allowed us to help many patients receive dental crowns. The quick build eliminates the need for extra appointments.