Today, the artificial replacement of teeth has become common to help you restore your beautiful smile. Many patients are opting for the procedures such as dentures, veneers, dental fillings, crowns, dental implants, bridges, etc., individually or in combination to restore their damaged teeth. Restoring missing or damaged teeth is essential for many reasons. These oral concerns not only affect your overall appearance but also expose you to dental issues like bone loss, problems with teeth alignment, talking, eating, etc.
Different prosthetic options are available to address your concern and enhance the appearance of your smile, some of which are crowns, bridges, and veneers:
Crowns are used to cover the entire visible surface of your tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns are made using porcelain or metal fused to ceramic, metal, or zirconia to fit on the top of the tooth so prepared with intact roots.
Crowns are used to restore tooth damage caused as a result of decay or trauma. Our dentist will take an impression of your tooth and customize the crown to fit you perfectly. Today, this procedure can be performed on the same day, and you don't have to wait for weeks to get your dental crown.
As the name suggests, a dental bridge is used to fill the gap between two healthy teeth located on either side of your damaged or missing tooth. A bridge doesn't replace the root of your tooth but ensures that the other teeth are held firmly in place so that they do not shift into the space created because of your lost tooth. Dental bridges also help you maintain an even bite.
Just like crowns, dental bridges, too, are customized after taking the impressions of your bite. They are durable but may demand cementing from time to time.
Dental veneers are thin, wafer-like dental prosthetics made using dental-grade ceramic or porcelain, used to enhance the shape, size, or color of your teeth. Our dentist bonds them to the front surface of your teeth using a dental-grade adhesive. They may remove a small amount of enamel while performing the procedure. Dental veneers produce incredible results and are a cost-effective procedure using which you can enhance the appearance of your smile. As veneers are more delicate than a dental crown, you are expected to care for them properly.
The aftercare involving such procedures is the same as regular brushing and flossing. We also urge you not to miss regular dental check-ups and examinations to keep your overall oral health in check.
Please reach out to our dental practice in Henderson, NV, to have a consultation with our dentist, Dr. Christensen. Please call us at (702) 331-2121 or schedule an online consultation, and we'll guide you further.