If you are in the Detroit Metro area and are in need of a dental crown, Drs. Shah and Velilla can take care of you in a single appointment. From start to finish they can place a perfectly matched crown with the assistance of CEREC CAD/CAM technology. CEREC or Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics uses special CAD/CAM (computer-aided design and computer-aided manufacturing) technology to produce and place ceramic restorations chair side.
CEREC technology is excellent for many reasons, but mainly because it saves patients hours and hours of time. Dental offices that do not offer CEREC restorations require patients to come in to the office for multiple appointments in order to place a crown. Your time is valuable, so CEREC technology will help you get the quality restoration you need in less time.
How it works
When you come in for your CEREC same day crown Drs. Shah and Velilla will begin by using a special camera to take images of the tooth. From there 3D images are created on the computer screen. From these images the Doctors can design a perfectly fitting crown. From there, specific dimensions are entered into the computer system and the custom milling machine will produce the restoration. From milling, or fabricating the tooth, to bonding it to the prepared tooth or implant takes only about an hour. We’ll have you showing off your smile again in no time!
Do I need a crown?
If you have a cracked tooth or if you have a tooth so badly decayed it cannot be fixed with a regular filling, you may need a crown. Or if you have damage due to trauma a crown can restore the strength and integrity of your tooth.
Benefits of CEREC same day crowns
What used to take multiple trips to the dentist and weeks of waiting can now be done in one appointment. This means you will have more time to do the things you want instead of sitting in the dental chair. CEREC crowns are also a wonderful alternative because:
- You don’t have to come in multiple times for a crown, get it done in as little as 2 hours!
- You don’t have to wear a temporary crown that can often be bulky and ill fitting
- Your tooth color is matched to a T
- Crowns have a natural feel and look like your natural teeth
- Crowns are less prone to cracks and flaws
If you think you may need a crown and are interested in learning more about our CEREC services, give your Detroit Metro dentists, Drs. Shah and Velilla, a call at our Novi dental office at (248) 427-9003, and come in for a comprehensive exam, we can’t wait to take care of you.