Restorations in a single visit
Some of you may remember the days when dental crowns were made of unsightly metal, and required multiple appointments and a temporary restoration period. Lucky for our patients, those days are long gone with the use of beautiful tooth colored porcelain and our high tech same day milling machine. In just one visit to your trusted family dentist in Fuquay-Varina, we can restore your smile to its beautiful form and function.
Dental crowns that used to be made from silver, gold, mercury, or most likely a mixture of metal alloys, are now made safer and more effectively with a natural looking tooth colored porcelain. Porcelain crowns are not only aesthetically pleasing and blend in seamlessly with your natural teeth, but they can return a tooth that is broken, missing, or damaged by decay back to a healthy functioning state.
What many patients don’t realize is that replacing and restoring missing or damaged teeth is important not just for the health of the tooth itself, but for the health of your entire mouth. Restoring damaged teeth ensures the health of surrounding teeth, and your bite. If you’ve been putting off getting a crown because you don’t want to endure multiple appointments and a temporary restoration period, you’re in luck! Our advanced same day technology allows us to fabricate and place crowns in a single visit.
Same day technology
At Fuquay Family Dentistry, our team is thrilled to offer our Fuquay-Varina and Holly Springs patients the most advanced restoration technology on the market. Our CEREC milling machine makes restorative dentistry super-fast and convenient, giving you more time to get back to the things that matter most.
As much as we love seeing and catching up with all of our patients, we understand that the dental chair isn’t on the top of your list of places you’d like to be. That’s why we’ve invested in the latest technology to bring you the most advanced dental solutions on the market.
CEREC milling machine
Our CEREC milling machine is one of our favorite pieces of technology in our office. CEREC technology allows us to take 3D digital images, fabricate, and place your restoration in a single visit.
- Where we used to have to fill a tray with “goop” and have you bite down for several minutes to take impressions, we now simply coat the tooth with a non-toxic, tasteless powder, and a 3D digital camera takes high precision, high resolution images to create your “Optical Impression.”
- Your Optical Impression is then converted by the CEREC machine into a virtual 3D model on the screen. Dr. McCormick or Dr. Meunier will then use their expertise to design the restoration to fit your individual needs.
- Once finalized, a shade of porcelain will be selected to match your natural teeth, and the fabrication process begins. Fabrication usually takes from 10-20 minutes.
- Voila! A beautiful porcelain crown made just for you with the utmost precision. Dr. McCormick or Dr. Meunier will bond the crown in place, and you’ll be on your way with a smile as full as your heart.
If you have any question about same day crowns, or would like to schedule a consultation with your Fuquay-Varina dentist, Dr. McCormick or Dr. Meunier at Fuquay Family Dentistry, please contact our office today at (919) 887-5030.
If you’re looking for a dentist in Holly Springs, we are conveniently located just ten minutes away, and you can schedule your appointment online for your convenience!