Friday, April 5, 2013
Although wisdom teeth may be hard to maintain and treat, some patients refuse to part from them.
Wisdom teeth often represent a challenge for dentists due to the complexity of their anatomy and their remote position in the mouth.
|Preoperative picture of the wisdom tooth, upper left side. The rubber dam is in place. A mirror is needed to photograph the tooth.|
|The tooth was prepared for an onlay. The ceramic will be mainly retained from the inside of the tooth, to preserve as much of the tooth as possible. Note: The tooth had a root canal treatment in the past.|
|Omnicam 3D scan of the wisdom tooth and the tooth adjacent to it. No impression or powder involved.|
|Onlay design by the Omnicam - CAD component. The margins were traced and the computer generated the crown.|
|The Onlay design, as it will be milled by the Cerec CAM component out of the block of ceramic.|
|The cemented crown, after it was stained and glazed.|
|The crown in the patient's mouth 1 hour later! The patient was thrilled with the results :-)|