Veneers are thin pieces of durable porcelain that are custom made to go on front teeth. Veneers can completely transform your teeth and smile. Veneers can fix the appearance of crooked teeth, severely stained teeth, chipped teeth, teeth with gaps, and many other dental flaws. The placement of veneers is generally a two-visit process that requires the dentist to prepare the teeth by removing some of the enamel to ensure that the veneer fits and looks natural. An impression will also be taken to determine the size and shape of the veneers. This impression is sent to a dental laboratory where they will create a custom porcelain veneer. During your second visit to the dentist, the veneer will be placed by bonding it to the existing the teeth to give you an even more beautiful smile. After receiving veneers, your dentist will usually recommend a night guard or occlusal guard to protect your veneers from grinding or cleaning during sleep. You must also maintain great oral hygiene. Your new porcelain veneers should be treated like normal teeth and your dentist will give you special instructions on how to brush and floss your new veneers.
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is used to help replace teeth that cannot be restored using a traditional filling.
A dental crown is a tooth shaped cap that is used to help replace teeth that cannot be restored using a traditional filling. They are generally suggested for patients who have had severely decayed or damaged teeth. Porcelain crowns match the color of teeth to give a natural appearance. There are many other types of crowns, such as gold or silver or porcelain over gold, but porcelain crowns give the most natural look.
When you and your dentist decide that getting a crown is the right option for you, the dentist will shape the tooth in order to make room for the crown. Depending on the damage of the tooth and how much tooth structure is present, the dentist will either shape the tooth or build up the tooth in order to support the crown. We choose to send our porcelain crowns to a professional dental laboratory to ensure the highest quality. Some dentists use CEREC (Chairside Economical Restorations of Esthetics Ceramic) restorations, but we do not believe in sacrificing quality for time. The custom-made porcelain crown is then cemented to your tooth to give you a beautiful and natural appearance.
With proper care, porcelain crowns can be very durable and have the ability to last a long time. Your dentist will give you special instructions on how you can keep your crown clean with proper dental hygiene.