One of the most effective ways to restore a tooth that has been severely damaged or experienced major decay is to install a replacement crown. Crowns restore the structure and function of the tooth without having to replace it entirely. But one of the downsides of this treatment has been the period between starting and actually being able to place the crown, sometimes taking several weeks.
But no more! At Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS, we utilize CEREC® technology to provide many restorations, including dental crowns, in just one visit.
CEREC stands for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics, and is a revolutionary piece of dental technology. Traditionally, dentists have had to use the services of dental labs to fabricate restorations like crowns. This could take several weeks, which meant patients needed temporary crowns in the meantime. These were sometimes uncomfortable and meant another trip to the dentist.
CEREC saves you time by milling your custom restoration right here in our office. It uses state-of-the-art technology to create a 3D impression of your teeth, then uses CAD/CAM software to design and mill a custom crown, veneer, inlay or onlay.
To learn more about this incredible technology or to schedule an appointment with Dr. Ray McKinley & Brittany McKinley-Holloway, please call Ray McKinley DDS & Brittany McKinley-Holloway DDS in Shelby Township, MI, today!