When you have broken a tooth, or if you have multiple esthetic issues with the shape and color of your smile, then you may need cosmetic dentistry. In today’s blog, your Kansas City, MO, dentist will explain how we can provide durable and lifelike cosmetic repair using our dental crowns and our custom porcelain veneers.
Custom Dental Crowns
A dental crown covers the entire visible portion of your tooth. To create them, we remove structure from the teeth requiring treatment, and then take detailed digital images. We use the images to design and craft the finished product in a dental lab setting. We use porcelain to create them because the material is translucent, just like real enamel, and can be color-matched to blend with your smile. The material also absorbs daily bite forces! We could use them to repair advanced decay or infection, and repair cracks and chips. Placement could also lengthen worn down teeth and even support new teeth, securing bridges and restoring dental implants.
Porcelain veneers are very thin restorations created from a strong and lifelike materials. They cover the front and sides of the teeth. Unlike crowns, which address restorative and esthetic concerns, veneers are a truly cosmetic procedure designed to offer a smile makeover in as little as two visits. First, we remove structure from the tooth in the form of a thin enamel layer. Then we take detailed impressions and images. The finished product is applied to the tooth with a powerful bonding agent. We reshape malformed teeth, mask teeth stains, close gaps between teeth, and even correct the appearance of minor misalignment, so you have an alternative to braces.
Keeping Your Restorations Bright
Even those porcelain contains stain-resistant materials, you still need to care for them to keep the restorations bright. Daily care is also essential for protecting the teeth we’ve attached them to from the impacts of decay, infection, and gum disese. You should brush your teeth twice a day and floss every evening. We also suggest a healthier diet, and visits every six months for a checkup and cleaning, so we keep an eye on your smile.
If you have any questions about how we repair smiles and improve esthetics with a crown or veneer, then contact our team today to learn more. We want to help you enjoy your best possible smile with our custom-made crowns and veneers!
Do You Have Questions About Cosmetic Dentistry?
We want to help you enjoy a bright and beautiful smile with our cosmetic restorations, while also improving overall oral health and function. Learn more about our approach to cosmetic dental care and lifelike dental restoration by scheduling an appointment by calling Plaza Family Dentistry in Kansas City, MO, at (816) 531-8000.