Although the end result is worth it, some dental restorations can be a real inconvenience! Take, for example, the process for getting a dental crown: Amidst several dental appointments that interfere with your busy schedule, you'll have to wait for a dental laboratory to make your restoration, wear an unsightly temporary crown and return to the dental office one last time to have your permanent dental crown placed.
Now there's a way to bypass the aggravation that sometimes comes with multiple-visit dental restorations. With the E4D Dentist Chairside CAD/CAM System, the dental lab is brought to you! Manufactured by D4D Technologies, L.L.C., the E4D Dentist Chairside CAD/CAM System is a variation of a new dental technology that produces several types of dental restorations right in your dental office. With the E4D Dentist Chairside CAD/CAM System, you can have a dental crown, dental inlay, dental onlay or even veneers placed in just one visit!
What Is CAD/CAM Dental Technology?
CAD/CAM dental technology has recently been developed to meet the growing need for comfort and convenience in the dental office. Most CAD/CAM systems generally consist of three parts that work together to produce your dental restoration:
Computer System -- Contains the monitor and hardware that allows your dentist to see and design your restoration.
Milling Unit -- This machine cuts the restoration block into the right shape.
Software -- Design software works with both centers to create your restoration.
First, your dentist will upload a virtual model of your restoration onto the CAD/CAM computer system. Once your tooth is created, your dentist may use the included software programs to change the shape, design or color of your tooth. The final design is sent to the milling unit to be created. The entire process usually takes just one dental appointment.