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Neat case

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From: From: Mark Dreyer
Sent: Wednesday, May 21, 2008 5:17 AM
Subject: [roots] Neat case

Careful use of the M4 was helpful on this one.   This was one of those 
Cerec inlay/onlays. I'm amazed that the restorative doc would do a pulp 
cap here being as how the Cerec would pretty much get ruined with an endo 
access.  I hope he does a full crown here but I'm afraid he'll
just restore the access opening. -  Mark Dreyer, DMD, PA

Too bad you didnít break the Cerec.  I heard this past weekend that Cerec 
inlays and onlays are not the best restorations for the situation here.  
- Guy W. Moorman, Jr. DDS

In my experince (6 years+ of Cerec use) and easily over 1500 Cerec
restorations I think they are good restorations.  but like any material
they have their limitations and are affected by their application (what
the dentist does).  If they are used in the correct sitation w correct
maerial and they are done correctly they work well and are aesthetic. IMO
they are most idewally suited to inlays and onlays though i have done a
lot of posterior all porcelain crowns too. - Arturo

Mark, endo looks great. Did the Dr. plan for you to do the endo even before 
he did the pulp cap and Cerec inlay/onlay. Or, did he hope the tooth would 
not need endo ?  Could be he scheduled for the price of an inlay/onlay and 
wanted to make that amount of money that day.

Money gets in the way of the thought process sometimes. I would be curious if 
he does a crown and charges for that also.

I donít guess you will ever know that. - Danny O'keefe

Danny, I don't know the answers to your questions and didn't inquire since to 
do so would naturally put the referring dentist on the defensive.  This is 
never a good thing to do in a referral based practice.  :-)) - Mark
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