Same Day Crowns, Veneers, and Bridges with CEREC
Most dental offices provide temporary restorations while an off-site dental lab creates your permanent restoration. This process can take several weeks and multiple dental appointments.
As part of our cosmetic dental treatments at Cardinal Dental, we understand that our patients’ time is valuable, which is why Dr. Cyndi Blalock provides same day dental restorations using CEREC technology. CEREC (Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics) is a state-of-the-art technique that uses CAD/CAM technology to create high-quality, attractive restorations on the same day, right in our office.
How CEREC Works
Instead of the old, bulky impression material of the past, we utilize digital impressions, which provide us with greater accuracy and greater comfort for our patients. The data from our digital impressions integrates with our CEREC software, which creates the digital design for your restoration. Next, the information transfers to a computerized device that mills your permanent restoration from a single piece of ceramic.
Dr. Blalock places the finishing touches on each of your restorations, including shading and final adjustments, giving you a strong and beautiful result.
Our patients truly appreciate the convenience of having world-class dentistry in one day in the comfort of our St. Peters, MO dental office.
High-Quality Dental Restorations
Crowns – If you experience trauma, a cracked tooth, or deep decay, your tooth may benefit from a protective dental crown. Crowns completely cover your tooth structure and protect it from damage from day-to-day use. By covering your natural tooth structure, it absorbs force from chewing and can prevent more damage as well as splitting, which may require an extraction.
Our dental crowns are custom creations designed to match your existing teeth, retaining your smile’s seamless appearance.
Veneers – Dental veneers are thin, tooth-shaped covers that fit over your natural tooth structure and can improve the appearance of your smile. If your teeth are stained, worn, misaligned, or have other cosmetic flaws, we can design and create veneers using CEREC to correct their appearance and give you the uniform, beautiful smile of your dreams.
Fixed bridges – Because they are reliable and affordable, dental bridges are still one of the most popular ways to replace missing teeth. Not only do missing teeth leave an unsightly gap in your smile, they can also allow your teeth to shift, causing problems with your occlusion (your bite). A dental bridge will act as a placeholder, keeping your teeth from drifting.
A fixed dental bridge is a single unit comprised of two crowns that secure an artificial tooth in place. To achieve an accurate fit, we will take digital impressions of your missing tooth and the adjacent and opposing teeth so that your bridge looks and feels completely natural.
Benefits of CEREC Technology
Because we eliminate the need for a dental lab, we can save you both time and money without compromising quality. Dr. Blalock oversees the creation of your ceramic restoration from start to finish. Her skills and expertise combined with CEREC technology will provide excellent results!
Call Today to Schedule an Exam
Our entire team looks forward to helping you achieve your oral health and wellness goals. Contact Cardinal Dental today to schedule an exam and take the first steps toward a healthier, more beautiful smile.
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