Ballwin dental patients who have undergone a smile redesign are probably aware of the latest cosmetic dental procedures popular in the St. Louis area. These include metal-free fillings, porcelain veneers, invisible braces, implant-anchored dentures, and inlays/onlays.
Today’s Ballwin dental post focuses on some nifty dentistry advances that are used behind-the-scenes to benefit Ballwin dentists and dental patients alike.
Digital imaging is not just for Instagram, Tumblr, and Pinterest, many cutting-edge Missouri dental offices use digital X-Rays. Realtime digital images help St. Louis dentists more easily spot and treat oral problems including emerging cavities and bone recession. Digital X-Rays require far less radiation exposure and are easier to store and access.
Pinpoint-precise Diode lasers are used in myriad procedures including crown lengthening, root scaling, biopsies, root canals, teeth whitening, oral lesion removal, and treatment of dental decay. Laser procedures are easier on the patient and require shorter healing times.
CAD (computer-aided design) and CAM (computer-aided manufacturing) are used for many restorative procedures in Ballwin including in-office inlays/onlays and same-day crowns. St. Louis dentists who offer dental implants can use CAD/CAM technology in every phase of the dental implant procedure. CAD/CAM is used in Missouri dental laboratories to fabricate crowns, bridges, veneers, and ceramic braces.
The future of dentistry is here today. I’m Doctor Martin Buchheit. Town and Country Cosmetic Dentistry and Implant Center is located at 14377 Woodlake Dr Ste 205 in Chesterfield. We can be reached at 314-576-0088. Ask us about:
- porcelain veneers
- dental implants
- root canals
- restorative dentistry