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What Same-Day Dentistry Means for Patients

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Think about all the ways that technology has changed your life. Advances in technology have made all kinds of tasks and activities more convenient. The field of dentistry is no different. At Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, we offer the revolutionary E4D Dentist system, which makes it possible to receive many restorations such as crowns and veneers in a single appointment. Find out how this cutting-edge technology can improve your experience at the dentist, and save you time, all by producing amazing restorations.

How does E4D work?

The E4D Dentist system allows restorations to be made chairside, as opposed to obtaining impressions and then sending them off to a laboratory to be fabricated, which takes weeks to get back. Impressions are taken digitally through the use of a laser scanner, which provides more comprehensive images that allow for more accurate, beautiful restorations. These digital images are sent directly to our design center. From there, they are transferred to the milling unit, where the restoration is made. Your dentist Dr. Albert Starr can use the E4D System to make crowns, veneers, and fillings. In the past, receiving any of these restorations entailed two visits to our office: one to have the impressions taken and a temporary restoration placed, with the permanent restoration installed at the subsequent appointment.

Learn about the advantages of the E4D Dentist system

The biggest benefit of this chairside technology is that it eliminates the need for temporary restorations. These restorations are not as stable as their permanent counterparts, making it possible for them to become cracked or chipped if you are not careful when eating or drinking. Temporary restorations tend to leave the tooth feeling sensitive, which isn’t much fun to live with for several weeks.

There’s also the convenience factor; receiving your restoration the same day means you don’t have to worry about scheduling multiple appointments. Being able to construct restorations chairside also makes it easier to replace older dental work, or to repair teeth that have become chipped, cracked, or are showing signs of excessive wear. Instead, you can receive a permanent restoration in just a couple of hours, as opposed to having to wait a couple of weeks. That can make a big difference for someone with a busy schedule.

Receiving chairside restorations is a significantly more comfortable experience. There is no longer a need to take traditional impressions (hello, gag reflex), such as through a semi-solid cast or powder. 

You will notice no difference between the restorations made chairside and those fabricated in a dental lab. The same high-quality materials will be used, such as beautiful dental porcelain. Moreover, restorations made with the E4D System also can be color-matched to the shade of your other natural teeth, making them indistinguishable when placed in your mouth. In fact, restorations made with the E4D System arguably are of a higher quality because the impressions, images, and measurements that are used to construct them are more precise.

Same Day Dentistry in Erie

Offering the ability to make restorations chairside is just one of the ways that Dr. Albert Starr and his team of professionals at Laser Dentistry of Erie, LLC, are using technology to provide the most exceptional level of care to our patients in the areas of Erie, Harborcreek, and Millcreek in Pennsylvania. To find out more, call our office at (814) 825-2615 to schedule a consultation.