Okay so you’re a dentist and your natural tendency
to “fix” this eMax CEREC crown is already kicking in–
It’s too wide!
The incisal edge is too long!
Did they see that distal line angle, for crying out loud?
Chill out my eager Dental Nerds! In this case we could not use BioCopy because the tooth had a large MIL composite that fractured and we didn’t have time for a pre-op model. We’ve just come out of the Sirona MCXL Milling Unit with this lovely eMax crown made using BioReference. We’re about to put our mad dental skills to work. In my practice, we invite the patient to join us.
Make sure your are properly equipped with a clean and sharpened
Graphite Marking Instrument (common name: pencil).
Do you have a drawer full of red and blue pencils from the pre-digital era of dentistry? Here’s an opportunity to re-purpose them and recapture that investment!
With the crown in the mouth use the Graphite Marking Instrument to mark the crown where you need to make adjustments or alter the dental anatomy.
Then make adjustments in your hand without losing your planes or frame of reference. When I follow my pencil markings, I do not get brain-twisted once the crown comes off the tooth and into my hand. I save time when I’m able to mark the exact location so I don’t over-contour or over-adjust. And since the patient is involved in the process, if I have a design suggestion that they don’t like, I simply erase (buff or lightly polish away). This avoids a time consuming return to the Milling Phase to add back something that I removed. Most of all, my patient appreciates being included in the design of their new smile.