Custom CAD-CAM eMax crowns
An intra-oral scanner is used to make a 3-dimensional picture of the teeth. In many cases, you don’t need to take traditional impression. Dr. Deegan uses the CAD-CAM (computer-aided design and manufacturing) software to custom design crowns and other small restorations. The design is sent from the laptop computer to a milling machine in our office and the crown is carved out of a ceramic block, called eMax (lithium disilicate). The ceramic tooth is then color stained and glazed in a furnace and Dr. Deegan’s custom designed tooth is made ready for insertion into your mouth, sometimes in just a few hours!
There are other materials, such as zirconia, that crowns can be made of depending on the specifications of the case. These digital files or impressions can be sent to an off site laboratory as needed.
A laser is wonderful at
sculpting the gums
stopping bleeding in the gums, helpful during crown impressions,
disinfecting an area
promoting healing of Canker sores, Herpetic and Aphthous ulcers
doing minor gum surgery such as a frenectomy .
We have digital radiography and 3D CAT scanning available in our office, so you don’t have to run around to different locations, waste time and money, and delaying your diagnosis and treatment. This enables us to see otherwise undetectable pathology, as well as being very useful in the proper planning of implant restorations. We can see the details of the underlying bone, nerves, and sinuses, all factors in proper surgical implant placement.
One low-dose panoramic X-ray can take a picture of all of your teeth and surrounding bone, from the outside of your face. So if you gag at the thought of an x-ray, this technology is for you! Digital x-rays also reduce harmful radiation by almost 90% when compared to traditional film xrays.
Digital x-rays make diagnosing dental problems easier, faster, and safer than ever before.