A dental crown covers a damaged, decayed, or unattractive tooth and helps restore its functionality. Unlike composite fillings, inlays, or onlays that fill in or cover just a portion of a tooth, dental crowns fully cover the portion of a tooth above the gum line. Otherwise known as dental caps, dental crowns come in a variety of materials such as porcelain or ceramic, gold alloy, or a combination of both.
Dental crowns typically take at least two appointments, several weeks apart, as they are usually custom-ordered from a lab off-site. Eagle Point Dental provides same-day dental crowns in Nanaimo using the E4D technology. This helps our patients save time and money on multiple visits.
Missing teeth or having trouble speaking or chewing? Bridges might be the right solution for you. When you lose a tooth or teeth, it places a lot of stress on your jaw points and could affect the way you bite or chew, causing pain. In the literal sense, dental bridges ‘bridge’ gaps created by one or more teeth. Bridges are semi-permanent and fill the gaps with natural-looking artificial teeth. Eagle Point Dental uses the E4D CAD/CAM system to provide you with a smaller bridge in a single visit.
Our dentist, Dr. Heather Chisholm, uses the E4D CAD/CAM system to create crowns, veneers and small bridges on the same day. We start by preparing the tooth or teeth and once the site is ready, a detailed 3D scan is taken of both the site and the rest of the mouth. With this scan we will be able to design a crown, veneer or bridge to fit perfectly in your mouth. Finally, the E4D CAD CAM system creates a crown, veneer, or bridge that will look and feel natural.
The main advantage of using this technology is that you only need to make a single appointment and it eliminates the need to take impressions for temporary crowns or veneers. Call us to learn more about the E4D technology.