Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.
The Benefits of Veneers
Since veneers are individually sculpted for each patient, it is nearly impossible to tell the difference between a veneer and a natural tooth. Unlike natural teeth, custom-made veneers resist coffee and tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials.
Dental implants are the most durable and functional tooth replacement option available today. The implant is comprised of a titanium post that serves as the root of your replacement tooth, a porcelain crown, and an abutment that attaches the crown to the implant. With proper oral care, a dental implant can replace a natural tooth for a lifetime.
Benefits of Dental Implants
There are numerous reasons why dental implants are superior to all other forms of tooth replacement. Implants cause fewer lifestyle interruptions. Once the implant is placed, it serves all the functions of a natural tooth – no eating restrictions or speaking impediments. No other tooth replacement option can claim to maintain oral health in the ways implants can. The bone, where the root of the missing tooth used to be, may deteriorate over time, causing neighboring teeth to shift and loosen. Implants are the only option that helps prevent bone loss in the jawline. Implant placement surgery is one of the most effective types of surgery with a success rate of over 95%. Finally, implants are nearly indistinguishable from natural teeth.
A crown completely covers the tooth above the gum line and protects it. Crowns are made of gold or porcelain or a combination of both.
The combination crown has been the primary material of choice, however the usage of all porcelain crowns are now rapidly on the increase due to stronger porcelains being available. These crowns look much more lifelike.
A bridge replaces missing teeth by fixing a replacement tooth (or teeth) to the natural teeth at each end of the gap. Some bridges have crowns at each end. With others, the replacement teeth are stuck just to the sides of the teeth beside the gap. Bridges are often made of metal, porcelain or ceramic materials.
Invisalign provides clear braces to help improve the aesthetic of your smile. If you are interested in using Invisalign as a safe and reliable method for straightening your teeth, we encourage you to contact us to schedule a free consultation. As part of the invisalign treatment process we show digital results (utilizing 3D computer imaging) of your teeth before, during, and after treatment. This way, we can make sure that you are satisfied with your Invisalign clear braces before proceeding with treatment, and before any services have been charged.