Dr. Peterson will start the process by taking a series of photos inside your mouth and around the damaged tooth. The photos are then sent to a computer system that will assemble the photos into a complete 3D model of the tooth and surrounding area so that Dr. Peterson can see exactly how the crown will need to for formed in order to fit correctly and match the existing teeth.
Once the 3D modeling process is complete the rendering is sent to a specialized subtractive 3D printer which will mill the crown out of a single block of lithium disilicate. It will also grind down the surface to a smooth finish which can then be polished.
After the 3D printer has completed the milling process the crown is then fired in an induction kiln (furnace) to harden it.
Your crown is ready.
The last step is the fitting process. Depending on your treatment needs the crown will be attached to a damaged tooth which has been prepared or an implant.
Dr. Peterson will then review the crown to make sure it looks and feels right.
Gone are the days of waiting for your crown and suffering with a temporary, worrying if it would come loose, requiring another trip to the dentist. And if that wasn’t enough to make you excited about your crown, there is no need for a messy impression with a sticky and often yucky tasting molding compound. AND, the 3D modeling process is much more accurate insuring a prefect fit.
Your crown will look and fell like your natural tooth, like it has always been there.