I guess I’m spoiled. I may take for granted the ease of use and predictable nature of digital dentistry. Even the tissue management is easier. (I can’t remember the last time I’ve needed cord to retract tissue.) On a daily basis, it is usually as simple as this “ho-hum” case.
A porcelain-fused-to-metal crown with recurrent caries was removed, refined, and imaged into CEREC using the Omnicam. A little bit of bleeding at the distolingual area was easily taken care of chemically, and a cord was not needed. This is because the software only needs to see the extent of the margin, not past it like with physical impression material. The HUGE advantage is that it is in color and the tooth structure can easily be identified next to, or even below, gingiva.
Designed it utilizing Biogeneric Copy, so I didn’t have to reinvent the wheel for his occlusion. Threw a few stains down and spray glazed the Emax CAD. Cemented with a RMGI.
Quick, easy, predictable, and not very exciting! That’s OK with me!