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What Are Porcelain Veneers?

Our dentists at Charm Dental provide patients with a variety of dental services to protect and improve the appearance of their teeth. One common service we offer is a porcelain veneer. What are porcelain veneers and what are they used for? To learn more about this dental service, continue reading on.

What is a porcelain veneer?

A porcelain veneer is a thin, ceramic shell that your dentist will bond to your individual tooth to improve your tooth’s appearance. Veneers made from porcelain materials are similar to the natural appearance and feel of your tooth. They are strong and lasting like your natural tooth’s enamel.

What are dental veneers used for?

Dental veneers can be used for cosmetic purposes to improve the appearance of your smile. They can also help to correct a variety of dental problems and functions. These include stained teeth that cannot be whitened, chipped or broken teeth, worn down teeth, large gaps in between teeth, and misaligned or misshapen teeth. If you are interested in improving your smile or fixing any dental problems, then contact your dentist to see if dental veneers are the perfect fit for you.

What is it like to get a dental veneer?

Getting a dental veneer may require a couple visits to your Charm Dental clinic. Contact your dentist for a consultation. Your dentist will then match your enamel to the new dental veneer. Your new porcelain dental veneers will be permanently bonded to your teeth. With proper care and keeping your dental veneer can last you a long time.

Contact our dentists at Charm Dental clinic to schedule your next consultation with one of our dentists and see how dental veneers can improve your smile and boost your confidence. Call us for an appointment today!

When is a Dental Crown Needed?

You might know what a crown is, but do you really understand how many ways it can be used? When many people think about a dental crown, they might think about a silver cap inside of the mouth of a little kid who ate too much candy. That’s just not the case! Many crowns are tooth-colored and even used for cosmetic reasons.

What Can a Dental Crown Do?

Dental crowns are one of the most versatile dental go-to’s. These are just some of the things a dental crown can be used for:

  • Dental crowns are often used to protect a tooth that has become weakened due to decay or breakage.
  • Dental crowns can be used to hold together a tooth that has cracked and prevent cleaving.
  • Teeth that are worn down can be protected and rebuilt with dental crowns
  • If a tooth becomes so damaged due to a cavity, a tooth-colored dental crown can be used to repair the area where a filling wouldn’t be enough.
  • Dental crowns can be mounted onto healthy teeth to make strong supports for a dental bridge that would be then used to fill a gap in your teeth.
  • Dental crowns can also be used cosmetically to cover teeth that are strangely shaped to give you the smile that you want.
  • Crowns are also typically the finishing touch after a dental implant procedure to replace a tooth that you have lost.

Crowns can be made up of a variety of materials, and the material that you choose will much depend on the location and purpose of the crown. They can be made up of completely tooth-colored ceramic to match the color of your teeth and appear completely natural.

If you want more information on dental crowns, feel free to give us a call, or stop into our office today!

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