CROWNS AND VENEERS
Want your dream smile? Where better to get it than Dream Smile Dental? If you are unhappy with your smile, it is time you got rid of that feeling.
How Can Dental Crowns and Veneers Transform Your Smile?
Our smile is the first thing that people notice when we meet them for the first time. According to a survey by the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, people having straight teeth and charming smiles are perceived as more approachable and attractive. On the other hand, crooked or stained teeth can ruin one’s smile and hinder their personality. If you are also concerned about your teeth affecting your facial aesthetics, cosmetic dentistry may be a good solution to your problems.
So, read on to learn how cosmetic dentistry can give you an attractive and beautiful smile.
What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
According to the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, cosmetic dental treatment involves all dental procedures that are aimed at improving one’s facial aesthetics and smile by restoring optimal tooth alignment, shape, and function. So, cosmetic dentistry will not just give you a beautiful smile it will also ensure that you enjoy optimal dental health as well.
Dental Veneers and Crowns; The Most Powerful Cosmetic Dentistry Tools
At Dream Smile Dental, we rely on various restorative procedures and state-of-the-art equipment to perform complete smile makeovers. The most effective among them are dental veneers and crowns.
What are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are one of the most commonly used restorative options for Hollywood smile makeovers. A dental veneer is a thin shell made of porcelain or composite resins that is attached to the front surface of damaged teeth to restore their structure and aesthetics.
What are Dental Veneers Used for?
Some of the uses of dental veneers in cosmetic dentistry are:
To mask permanent teeth stains
To restore chipped or crooked teeth
To restore fractured teeth
To restore the esthetics of congenitally deformed teeth
To cosmetically close gaps between adjacent teeth - as an alternative to braces
Cosmetic smile makeovers
What are Different Types of Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are made of tooth-colored dental ceramic that are fabricated in our very own laboratory or using 3D printing technology and are then bonded to the prepared teeth. On the other hand, composite veneers are made of tooth-colored resins that can bond directly to the tooth structure. Porcelain veneers offer the best aesthetics and are more durable than composite veneers. Furthermore, porcelain veneers are more stain-resistant than composite veneers.
How are Veneers Prepared?
The process of restoring teeth with veneers is straightforward. First, we will remove a thin layer of the outer enamel of the front surface of each tooth that needs a veneer. This process is called tooth preparation, and it is done to create space for the bonding of the veneers to the teeth.
After tooth preparation, we will make impressions of your teeth which will be given to our in-office dental laboratory team for fabrication. Composite veneers can sometimes be prepared at the dental chairside in a single sitting. However, porcelain veneers undergo multiple preparatory steps in the laboratory and it takes a few days for their fabrication. While your veneers are being prepared in the laboratory, we will place temporary veneers on your teeth so that your facial aesthetics are not affected.
At the next appointment, we will first try the lab-made veneers on your teeth without bonding. If the fit and esthetics are found acceptable, we remove the temporary veneers and permanently bond the lab-made veneers to the teeth using special adhesive and cement.
2. Dental Crowns
What are Dental Crowns?
A crown is a cup-shaped structure
that sits over the entire visible surface of prepared
teeth and is used for fixing a variety of dental
restorative and cosmetic issues.
What are Dental Crowns Used for?
Some of the uses of dental crowns in cosmetic and restorative dentistry are:
To reinforce chipped or crooked teeth
To reinforce fractured teeth
To mask permanent teeth stains
To strengthen teeth after root canal treatment
Complete smile makeovers
What are Different Types of Crowns?
Based on the material, there are three different types of dental crowns:
Porcelain, Emax, and Zirconia Crowns - these crowns are made of tooth-colored porcelain, Emax, or zirconia. These crowns offer the best esthetics among all the types of crowns and are often used for smile makeovers Hollywood smile designs, or to simply crown a posterior tooth. Porcelain crowns are very strong and durable. However, they are unsuitable for patients who have a habit of grinding their teeth, therefore Emax or zirconia crowns are the ones that are most frequently recommended.
Metal Crowns - these crowns are made of metal alloys such as gold. Although metal crowns are very strong and durable, they are not very popular among patients owing to their metallic appearance. However, these crowns can be prepared in very thin sections and are sometimes used to restore teeth that are not visible when the mouth is opened.
Metal-ceramic Crowns - these crowns are made of a metal alloy framework covered by a layer of tooth-colored ceramic. Hence, these crowns, also called porcelain fused to metal crowns, combine the benefits of metal and porcelain crowns. Metal-ceramic crowns require lesser tooth removal than porcelain crowns, however, they are less aesthetic than their porcelain/Emax/zirconia counterparts.
How are Dental Crowns Prepared?
The process of restoring teeth with crowns is similar to that of veneers. First, we will remove a thin layer of the outer enamel from all the surfaces of the affected tooth. This is done to create space for bonding the crown to the tooth. Next, the prepared tooth is shaped so that the crown fits over it precisely without any gaps.
After tooth preparation, impressions are made and given to our laboratory technicians. While the crowns are prepared, we will restore your teeth with temporary crowns. Once the prepared crowns are received from the laboratory, we will remove the temporary crowns and permanently bond the new crowns to your teeth.
A smile makeover at Dream Smile Dental has the potential to transform your smile completely. Our highly qualified and experienced team is trained to treat even the most complicated cosmetic dental problems using high-quality and aesthetically pleasing veneers and crowns. So, don’t let your crooked or chipped teeth affect your self-confidence! Book an appointment with us today and walk away with a smile that you genuinely deserve.