Crowns, Bridges & Veneers
Crowns: A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface, restoring it to it’s original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with a filling or other type of restoration. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored) crowns are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many year but, like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color of your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for Crowns:
Broken or Fractured teeth, Cosmetic Enchancement, Decayed teeth,Fractured fillings, Large fillings, and teeth that have had Root cannal.
Bridges: A dental bridge is a fixed dental restoration used to replace a missing tooth or multiple missing teeth by joining an artificial tooth permanently to adjacent teeth.
Reasons for a Fixed Bridge:
Fill space of missing teeth, Maintaining facial shape, Prevent remaining teeth from drifting out of position, Restore chewing and speaking ability, Restore your smile, Upgrade from a removable partial denture to a permanent dental appliance.
Dental Veneers: Sometimes called Porcelain Veneers or Dental Porcelain Laminates are wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Dental Veneers can be made from porcelain or resin composite materials. Porcelain Veneers resist stains better than Resin Veneers and better mimic the light reflecting properties of natural teeth. You will need to discuss the best choice of veneer material for you, with your provider at Pahlavani Dental.
Reasons for Porcelain Veneers:
Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile, Crooked teeth. (Cosmetic fix rather than pursuing orthodontic treatment), Misshaped teeth, Severely discolored or stained teeth, Teeth that are too small or large, Unwanted or uneven spaces, Worn or chipped teeth.