Dental Bondings, Veneers & Crowns

Dental Bonding

Dental bondings, veneers and crowns in the valley

Dental bonding is a versatile cosmetic dental procedure that can improve the appearance of teeth in various ways. It involves the application of a tooth-colored composite resin material to the surface of the tooth, which is then shaped and bonded in place to repair damage or enhance its aesthetic appeal. For example, if you have a chipped or cracked tooth, bonding can be an excellent solution to restore its shape and function.

Dental bonding is also an effective treatment for closing small gaps between teeth. If you have gaps that concern you but do not require extensive orthodontic treatment, your dentist may recommend bonding. By adding composite resin to the sides of the teeth adjacent to the gap, your dentist can effectively close the space and improve your smile’s overall harmony.

Dental bonding is a relatively quick and straightforward procedure. In many cases, the entire bonding process can be completed in a single dental visit. Finally, dental bonding offers a budget-friendly option for improving the appearance of teeth without compromising on aesthetics or durability.

Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that are attached to the front surface of teeth to improve their appearance. They’re often made from porcelain or resin-composite materials and are permanently bonded to your teeth.

Veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth.

Dental Veneers

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A dental veneer is a thin shell that is placed over the front or visible portions of the tooth, as opposed to a crown, which covers the entire tooth. Veneers come in two varieties: composite veneers made of resin and ceramic veneers made in a dental laboratory. Your new veneers will significantly enhance your appearance and boost your confidence for many years to come if you take proper care of them.

When teeth are fractured, discolored, or damaged, veneers can be an option for you. The surface structure of your tooth is removed in order to prepare the tooth. After the veneer has been made in lab to your dentists specifications to fit your particular tooth,  the veneer is glued to the tooth. Veneers preserve teeth’s original beauty and health.Using veneers is a fantastic technique to make your smile look better.

Veneers are a fantastic substitute for more intrusive treatments like braces and crowns for a lot of individuals. If veneers are a good option for you, our dentists will advise you on that as well as the potential number of veneers needed to get the desired outcome. With the right maintenance, veneers can give you a stunning, long-lasting smile.

Dental Crowns

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A dental crown, also known as a dental cap, is a type of dental restoration that covers and encases a damaged or weakened tooth. It is a custom-made prosthetic that is designed to resemble the shape, color, and function of a natural tooth. Dental crowns are commonly used in situations where the tooth structure is severely compromised and cannot be effectively restored with simple fillings or other conservative treatments.

A dental crown is typically recommended in the following situations; protection of a weak tooth, restoration of a broken or severely worn-down tooth, covering a tooth treated with root canal therapy cosmetic enhancement. First, if a tooth has experienced significant decay, trauma, or a large filling, it may become weak and prone to further damage. In such cases, a dental crown can provide strength and stability, protecting the tooth from fracture or further deterioration. Second, teeth that are extensively fractured, chipped, or worn down may require a dental crown to rebuild their structure and restore their functionality. A crown can help restore the tooth’s shape, size, and strength, allowing it to function properly. Third, after a root canal procedure, where the infected dental pulp is removed from the tooth, the remaining tooth structure may become more brittle and prone to fracture. Placing a dental crown over the treated tooth helps protect it and prevents any future damage or reinfection. And finally, dental crowns can also be used for aesthetic purposes. They can be employed to improve the appearance of a severely discolored or misshapen tooth, enhancing the overall smile aesthetics. With advancements in dental materials and techniques, crowns can be customized to closely match the color and characteristics of the adjacent natural teeth, resulting in a natural-looking and harmonious smile.

The process of getting a dental crown typically involves two visits to the dentist. During the first visit, the tooth is prepared by removing any decayed or damaged portions. The tooth is then shaped to create adequate space for the crown. Impressions are taken, which serve as a basis for fabricating the custom-made crown in a dental laboratory. A temporary crown is placed to protect the prepared tooth. In the second visit, the temporary crown is removed, and the permanent crown is carefully positioned, adjusted, and permanently bonded onto the tooth using dental cement.

We appreciate you taking the time to read up about dental bondings, veneers and crowns. We encourage you to get in touch with our office right now to arrange a consultation if you’re interested in learning if one of these procedures would work for your particular situation. Dr. Frank Hackman is a skilled dentist that would be happy to address your concerns and provide you the details you need in order to make an informed choice.

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