Crowns are a restorative procedure used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or have portions destroyed by tooth decay.
A crown is a “cap” cemented onto an existing tooth that usually covers the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings, which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression, which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements.
Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth. With Lumineers®, you can easily correct your teeth’s imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Lumineers® are natural in appearance, and they are a perfect option for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
Lumineers® are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain), and they are designed to cover the front side of your teeth. To prepare for Lumineers®, your doctor will create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to the dental technician to create your veneers. Before placing your new Lumineers®, your doctor may need to conservatively prepare your tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
You’ll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While they are stain- resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.
A bridge may be used to replace missing teeth, help maintain the shape of your face, and alleviate stress on your bite.
A bridge replaces missing teeth with artificial teeth, looks great, and literally bridges the gap where one or more teeth may have been. Your bridge can be made from gold, alloys, porcelain, or a combination of these materials and is bonded onto surrounding teeth for support.
The success of any bridge depends on its foundation — the other teeth, gums, or bone to which it is attached. Therefore, it’s very important to keep your existing teeth, gums, and jaw healthy and strong.
Many factors, including dietary habits (drinking coffee, tea, soda, and red wine) and certain medications, affect the whiteness of your smile. Tooth whitening is an affordable and effective way to combat common causes of tooth discoloration while boosting your self-confidence and improving your appearance.
Our office offers a wide range of tooth whitening products designed to brighten your smile. With custom designed take home trays, this tooth whitening system will accommodate all lifestyles and budgets.
Prescription-strength Tooth Whitening Systems are stronger and more effective than over-the-counter teeth whitening products, and are only available through your dentist.
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