If your teeth have worn down enamel or have chips or cracks in them, or if your teeth are uneven from grinding, dental veneers can restore your dazzling smile.
Also called porcelain veneers, these veneers are custom-crafted ceramic shells that are bonded to cover the surface of your teeth to create beautifully colored and shaped teeth. Although porcelain veneers are usually considered cosmetic dentistry, they also can be used to protect damaged teeth.
If your dentist suggests veneers, but you grind your teeth at night, your dental professional will probably also create a protective mouth guard for you to wear at night. You may need to avoid eating especially crunchy foods.
When are dental veneers the best solution for your smile?
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Discover the benefits of restorative dental care - dental crowns, dental bridges and dental implants - on your smile.
If you’ve never had restorative dental work done, you may be hesitant to try. Once you read the specifics, though, you’ll probably change your mind.
Dental health care technique # 1: dental crowns
Dental crowns are shaped like a natural tooth and they cover teeth, which strengthens them and improves their appearance. They are usually recommended to restore a cracked or otherwise weak tooth; cover a tooth with an especially large filling; to complete a dental implant; or to securely hold bridges. Crowns can be made of ceramic, metal or resin and are necessary for teeth with nerves removed through root canals.
Dental health care technique # 2: dental bridges
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