Crowns are the primary way to restore a tooth that is severely decayed, cracked or broken, or has had an endodontic (root canal) procedure. Mount Hope Dental utilizes same-day, E4D CAD/CAM technology to design and place your crown all in one appointment.

The doctor creates a virtual design of the crown and sends it to the E4D milling center located in office. Once the porcelain crown has been milled, it is fired and glazed in an oven, then cemented.

There are several advantages to an E4D fabricated crown over a laboratory produced crown:

  • The whole process can be completed in a single visit
  • The dentist controls every aspect of the construction process
  • The crowns are all porcelain (no metal)
  • Since the process is CAD/CAM driven the fit of the crown is very precise

Can you tell which teeth are crowns?

Scroll to the bottom for the answer!

Crown Procedure:

X-ray view of tooth broken to gumline

X-ray of post core build-up and crown preparation

X-ray of cemented crown. Note the precision-fit margins

E4D Design and Milling:

Intraoral view of scanning process

Scanning of the preparation

Virtual design proposal

Milling machine

After milling is complete, crown attached to porcelain block

Crown after glazing

ANSWER: The two upper center teeth are crowns.

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