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Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA | CEREC in Morehead City

Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS, P. A.
252-726-5778

Due to the current COVID-19 situation and based off the Strong Recommendations from the ADA (American Dental Association) and the NC State Dental Board we will be rescheduling all non-emergent appointments beginning Today, March 17th-March 27th. As of now we will be available from 8am-12pm Tuesday-Thursday for emergency appointments only or on a day to day basis. We will also be working with limited staff during this time. If you have an emergency please call our office at 252-726-5778 and we will schedule you at a time during these hours, so that we can minimize the number of patients we see as well as the number of patients in our waiting room. Again, please call before visiting our office to ensure you can be seen during these times. Should you have an appointment after this date and our office is going to be closed longer a member of our staff will contact you.

We recommend any elderly patients or those with underlying health conditions reschedule their appointments for a later date.

We ask that you DO NOT visit our office for ANY reason if you or a family member (including caregivers) has experienced fever, a persistent cough, or other flu-like symptoms within the last two weeks. You can call our office and we will be happy to guide you as to what to do or when/if we can see you.

The health of our patients, our families, and our staff are our top priority. We will continue to keep a close eye on all recommendations made in the weeks to come.

Please do not hesitate to contact our office with any questions or concerns. If we are unavailable please leave a message and we will return your call in a timely manner. We also will have an emergency call system in place to assist you in case of an after hours emergency. Just call our office and follow the prompts.

We thank you for your patience and apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. This is new territory for us all, but we promise to do all we can to be here for our patients as well as help keep our community safe.

General Family Dentistry 

3708 Symi Circle

Morehead City, NC

 

CEREC
 
Kenneth L.Westbrook, DDS, PA in Morehead City NC

CEREC

No Temporary.
One Easy Appointment.

CEREC
is an advanced dental technology that is utilized for the restoration of decayed, cracked, or chipped teeth.  CEREC can create full crowns, inlays, and onlays. The CEREC machine crafts a restoration in a matter of minutes.  CEREC restorations are made of compressed porcelain.    The most beneficial feature of receiving a CEREC restoration is that it is accomplished in one visit.  In addition to the benefit of a one visit restoration, there is no temporary to wear.

Procedure

The procedure for placement of a CEREC restoration is very simple.  The first step is to remove all decay from the tooth.  The doctor will then shape the tooth in preparation to take a digital picture.  The tooth is then sprayed with a very fine powder.  This allows the digital camera to take an acceptable image.  Once this image is captured, the tooth will appear on a computer screen in 3D.  This will allow the doctor to design the restoration right in front of you.  Once the design is completed, the CEREC will mill the restoration.  This step takes approximately 15 minutes.  You can actually watch this process if you would like.  When the restoration is finished milling, the doctor will place the restoration.  The entire process should take just over an hour.

 
 
 
Morehead City Dentist | CEREC. Kenneth L. Westbrook, DDS is a Morehead City Dentist.