High-tech care for teeth

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MUNSTER | A machine in a back hallway at Compton Dental Center resembles the novelty vending machines that spit out hot plastic figures in zoos and museums. But the end product is a bit more practical.


In less than 15 minutes, it can make a crown for a tooth.


Longtime region dentist Eric Compton jokes he doesn’t have a fancy car. Instead, he buys cool dental equipment.


The office uses 3-D technology regularly.


“Digital dentistry is growing rapidly,” Compton said.


The most recent advance is an upgrade that can create dental restorations, such as crowns, veneers, onlays and inlays, in a day, using the Sirona CEREC, which stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics.

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