Modern dentistry offers a variety of solutions for any type of issue you may have with your smile. Whether it’s the shape, color, size, or length that you’d like to change about your teeth, chances are, we have a way to give you the results you’re looking for at Dr. Thurmond’s office in Raleigh, NC. In many cases, you can achieve a new look in just one dental visit!
In the past, dental restorations such as veneers and crowns required more than one visit to the dentist to complete. Dr. Thurmond’s dental practice offers the advantage of CEREC technology, which creates and places a natural-looking appliance in just one easy appointment.
CEREC stands for “ceramic reconstruction.” The procedure creates a dental prosthesis digitally, whether you need a crown, partial crown, or veneer. It eliminates the need to make an impression of the teeth using messy impression material or uncomfortable impression trays. Instead, the teeth are scanned with a camera. The image is converted into a 3D virtual model which is then used to create the prosthesis right on the spot. About 15 minutes later, the ceramic restoration is ready to be bonded into place. The entire treatment takes only about one hour, but the results last for years to come.