The E4D Procedure
Let’s face it, very few of us have perfect teeth, free of decay and fillings. You can probably see a filling or two in your own mouth, which do just that — “fill” a cavity, or hole, in your tooth left from the excavation of decayed tooth structure. In many cases, those fillings are made of metal material and can go bad, weaken the tooth, or get additional decay under or around it. E4D is a method used by thousands of dentists worldwide not only to replace these fillings, but also to restore any tooth that is decayed, weakened, broken, etc. to its natural strength and beauty. Better yet, it’s done with all-ceramic materials that are tooth-colored in a single appointment!
Exam and Preparation
First, Dr. Bisson examines the tooth and determines the appropriate treatment. It could be a simple filling or a full crown, depending on how much healthy tooth structure is remaining. Dr. Bisson administers an anesthetic and prepares your tooth for the restoration, removing decayed and weakened tooth tissue.
Dr. Bisson uses a digital scanner to capture a picture of your tooth. This whole Optical Impression process takes only a minute or two.
Next, the E4D machine helps Dr. Bisson create the restoration for your tooth. The E4D software takes the digital picture and converts it into a 3-dimensional virtual model on the computer screen. Dr. Bisson then designs the restoration using the Nevo computer program. Within a few minutes, the restoration design data is sent to a separate milling machine in the office. A ceramic block that matches your tooth shade is placed in the milling machine. About 30 minutes later, your all-ceramic, tooth-colored restoration is finished and ready to bond in place. Finally, Dr. Bisson tries the restoration in your mouth to ensure proper fit and bite. The restoration is then polished and bonded to the prepared tooth. Your tooth is restored with no “temporary” or return trip necessary. All of this is done in a single appointment! Ask us about Nevo today.