TEETH IMPLANTATION



Updated On Sunday, February 17, 2019 12:09:26 AM

Crowns are artificial caps, typically made of a material like porcelain, placed on the top of a tooth.

Crowns are generally used to fix a tooth's function and look following a restorative procedure such as a root canal. When decay in a tooth has become so advanced that large portions of the tooth must be eliminated, crowns are often used to restore the tooth.

Crowns are also used to prevent a split tooth from becoming worse, attach bridges, cover implants, or an existing filling is in jeopardy of becoming loose or dislocated. Crowns also serve as an aesthetic use, and are applied when a discolored or stained tooth needs to be restored to its natural look.

Procedures

A tooth should usually be decreased in size to accommodate a crown. A cast is made from the existing tooth and an impression is made. The impression is sent out to a special lab, which manufactures a custom-made crown. In many cases, a temporary crown is applied up until the permanent crown is ready. Long-term crowns are sealed in place.

Crowns are in some cases confused with veneers, however they are rather different. Veneers are generally applied just to relatively small areas.

Taking care of Your Crowns

With appropriate care, a good quality crown might last up to eight years or longer. It is extremely important to floss in the area of the crown to avoid excess plaque or collection of debris around the restoration.

Certain habits such as jaw clenching or bruxism (teeth grinding) significantly shorten the life of a crown. Moreover, consuming brittle foods, ice or hard candy can compromise the adhesion of the crown, or even damage the crown.





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CEREC means CERamic REConstruction and is a tool in our office that can take accurate digital images of areas requiring restoration and produce the proper restoration on the spot.

With our CEREC cad/cam machine, you can have your crown or other restoration completed in simply one visit. We will create and custom fit your tooth precisely with our computer milling unit right in the office. You no longer need to have a temporary crown or wait weeks for the lab to make your crown.

CEREC can be used for a wide range of indications: veneers, inlays, onlays, partial crowns, posterior crowns and anterior crowns.


Other Dental Procedures That May Be Provided

A range of dental treatments are available for our local patients. Our goal is to offer a warm and soothing environment for your dental experience, whether you are visiting us for the very first time for a dental evaluation and cleaning, or you are returning to complete your cosmetic smile makeover.

The services listed below are a sample of what we may provide:

  • Dental Crowns

  • Dental Implants

  • Teeth Whitening

  • Complete & Partial Dentures

  • Dental Bonding

  • TMJ Treatments

  • Gum Disease

  • Porcelain Veneers

  • Dental Bridges

  • Root Canal Therapy

  • Fillings


Today's Topic Is:

Porcelain Teeth Veneers

Veneers are a really thin pieces of long lasting, tooth shaped, porcelain that are custom made (for shape and color) by a professional dental lab. They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a gorgeous and appealing smile.

Veneers can completely improve your teeth and smile. They can often be alternatives to crowns and the perfect option in treating lots of cosmetic dental conditions for the front teeth.

Similar to many dental restorations, veneers might someday require replacement; however, they are still very resilient and will last multiple years, providing you a long lasting, gorgeous smile.

How Are Veneers Set?

Veneers are a dental procedure where a covering is put over the outside (visible area) of the tooth. Veneers are typically only done to the part of the teeth that are seen when talking or smiling. The procedure can be direct or indirect.

The direct technique normally involves putting composite resin on the outside of the tooth using bonding. This method is generally referred to as bonding.

The indirect technique usually involves 2 visits because the veneers will be made at a dental laboratory. At the first visit the teeth are prepared, impressions taken, and the teeth are offered a short-term covering. In two to three weeks the veneers are back from the laboratory, the temporaries are removed and the veneers are bonded to the teeth. The lab made veneers are normally made using porcelain or pressed ceramic, and are really esthetic.

The advantage of veneers versus crowns is that much less tooth material is removed, and the treatment is usually less unpleasant. Veneers are not recommended for teeth that have big fillings or little tooth structure.

You will get care instructions for your veneers. Appropriate brushing, flossing and regular dental visits will aid in the life of your brand-new and gorgeous veneers.


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