Crowns, Bridges, Partials, and Veneers
It's amazing how effective that cosmetic dental procedures like veneers can be for covering up teeth that are stained, discolored, worn down, chipped, broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped or have gaps in them. Veneers can be made of porcelain or resin and are attached to the front surface of your teeth. A small amount of your natural teeth's surface is removed in order to appropriately fit the veneer for a natural look. Once cemented in place the veneer provides a natural looking and beautiful result without a huge bearing on your natural teeth.
Bridges are designed to bridge the gap created by one or more missing teeth. They can be made of many different kinds of materials to replicate the look of natural teeth. This in an effective procedure that not only helps to restore the look of your smile but also the ability to chew, speak and maintain the shape of your face. Bridges are typically anchored to natural surrounding teeth to provide proper support but treatments can vary dependent on individual need.
Partials are removable dentures or bridges that are attached to a plastic gum colored base. The base or framework of the partial connects to your natural teeth to hold the removable partial into place. Different attachment methods may used based on individual need, however partials are an excellent solution for not only restoring the appearance of your smile but keeping remaining teeth from drifting out of position and restoring your facial structural support.
Crowns can be made of metals, porcelain, resin, or ceramic and used as a temporary or permanent treatment to protect weak teeth from breaking, restore an already broken or worn down tooth, cover and support a tooth with a large filling, hold a dental bridge in place, cover misshapen teeth or a dental implant or a variety of other cosmetic needs.