Planmeca Crown Design

Planmeca E4D is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth.  Planmeca can create full crowns, inlays, onlays and veneers.  The Planmeca machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes.  Planmeca restorations are made of compressed porcelain.  It is for this reason that they are stronger than laboratory restorations, which are made from layered porcelain.  The most beneficial feature of receiving a Planmeca  restoration is that it is often accomplished in one visit.  In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no uncomfortable impression material to bite on or temporary to wear.

The procedure for placement of a Planmeca restoration is very simple.  The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth.  The doctor then shapes the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture.  The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder.  This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image using a scanning wand.  Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D.  This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you.  Once the design is completed, the Planmeca image is used to mill the restoration.  You can actually watch this process if you would like.  When the restoration has been milled, the doctor will place the restoration.  In some cases, the process will take just over an hour.