Natural-Looking Restorations Made While You Wait
You know the routine. You visit the dentist. You need a crown. The dentist prepares the tooth, takes an impression, and places a temporary crown. You then wait two weeks to return to the dentist, who places the permanent crown. And if the fit isn’t perfect, then it goes back to the lab and you wait again.
And return to the dentist again. But now, that’s all changed. Dr. Barba can reduce that two-week waiting period and the two or three office visits to just a single visit using a computer-aided design and milling device by glidewell.io™. This technology allows us to create a permanent BruxZir™ NOW crown in just a few minutes. Now, there’s no more waiting for the lab and no return trips to the dentist. Patients love it!
This system allows us to repair a damaged tooth with a crown, inlay, or onlay in about an hour. We no longer need to take goopy impressions or create temporaries, and glidewell.io enables us to satisfy patients seeking a long-lasting, esthetic alternative to silver or plastic fillings.
To make the restoration, we take a digital impression of the tooth that is displayed on a computer screen, enabling us to design the restoration. Then the in-office mill creates the restoration on the spot. Finally, we bond the new restoration to the surface of the old tooth.
The iTero Element™ 5D Imaging System
With this new technology, we take a highly accurate digital impression for your crowns, veneers, Invisalign aligners, or other cosmetic/restorative treatment, completely eliminating the uncomfortable tray and putty impression. iTero technology all but guarantees a perfect fit, so you spend less time at the dentist’s office and more time enjoying your new smile. In addition to taking digital impressions, the iTero 5D takes intraoral pictures and has infrared technology to detect cavities without radiation! You’ll love how this works!