One-Day Crowns with E4D Technology

Devonport Dental Care is one of the few dental clinics in New Zealand offering the latest E4D technology, which has revolutionized the way dental crowns are made. In this article, we will discuss the advantages of E4D technology and how it benefits patients.

What is E4D Technology?

E4D stands for Evolution 4 Dentistry. It is a computer-guided system that scans and designs teeth using specialized computer software and then machines a tooth/crown out of a ceramic block. The software gives a complete 3D colour scan of the mouth and can be used to design crowns, bridges, and veneers.

Benefits of E4D Crowns

One of the most significant advantages of E4D technology is that it allows for one-day crowns. In conventional treatment, a patient may have to wait for weeks to have a permanent crown placed as an off-site dental lab designs and manufactures the crown. During this waiting period, the patient may have to wear a temporary crown which can be a hassle and interfere with the patient’s diet and routine. E4D technology eliminates the need for a temporary crown. It allows the patient to receive a permanent crown in a single day.

Another benefit of E4D crowns is that they are more efficient and cost-effective. With traditional methods, the patient has to go through multiple appointments, which can take up more time and require more chair time. On the other hand, E4D technology offers a one-day appointment, meaning patients can save time and get back to their daily routine without delay. Also, in many cases, the cost of E4D crowns is cheaper since the operation is more efficient and requires less chair time.

How Does E4D Technology Work?

The process of getting an E4D crown is straightforward. First, the dentist will examine and determine if a crown is necessary. If so, they will take a digital impression of the tooth using a specialized camera. The 3D image of the tooth is then uploaded into the E4D software, which creates a virtual model of the tooth. The dentist will use the software to design the crown, taking into account the size, shape, and colour of the patient’s teeth.

Once the design is complete, we use a sophisticated milling unit to create the crown from a ceramic block, all in-house.

The entire process can be done in a single day, from the initial appointment to fitting the crown! The final product is a custom-made, permanent crown that matches the patient’s natural teeth.


E4D technology is an innovative and advanced method for creating dental crowns that offer many benefits to patients. At Devonport Dental Care, we are proud to offer this cutting-edge technology, which allows us to provide efficient and cost-effective one-day crowns to our patients. If you are in need of a dental crown, contact us today to schedule a consultation and experience the benefits of E4D technology.