Crowns & Veneers
Crowns and Veneers
Dental crowns and bridges are essential to protect broken or damaged teeth and improve or maintain oral health. Crowns received from Biscayne Dental Center can be used to replace a single tooth permanently, to protect damaged teeth, or to establish the anchoring of a bridge that replaces several missing or damaged teeth. Since crowns can be placed over dental implants, they are often utilized to offer stable bridgework.
Dental crowns and bridges are often used in conjunction with dental implants to establish a more permanent solution for missing or damaged teeth. Bridges are designed to be fixed and are cemented to the crowns or dental implants. Crowns and bridges are fairly difficult to damage, but some habits such as ice chewing, biting of fingernails, and grinding of teeth can be damaging to the new implants.
THERE ARE QUITE A FEW REASONS TO INSTALL DENTAL CROWNS AND OR VENEERS, SOME OF WHICH ARE LISTED BELOW.
- Teeth in need of a root canal
- Simple cosmetic improvements
- Decaying teeth
- Fillings that are overtly damaged
- Fractured teeth
- Completely broken teeth
- Rather large fillings
Dental bridges and crowns are quite flexible and are capable of meeting a variety of needs.
INSTALLMENT OF DENTAL CROWNS AND BRIDGES
Crowns are most often installed in individuals who have lost several teeth as a way to establish a grounding for the installation of bridges. The implementation of a crown requires two or three appointments, the first of which consists of mold making that requires accurate impressions of a client’s mouth. A mold is also usually designed to create a temporary crown for the individual undergoing the procedure. After approximately two weeks, the permanent crown from the molding will be available to install.
If a damaged tooth is being replaced or covered, the first appointment will also consist of removal of decay. Once the decay is removed, the tooth will then be properly shaped in order to install the crown. Next, the temporary crown is installed and the bite of the patient is checked to ensure proper eating and speaking before the next appointment.
The second appointment usually consists of the temporary crown being removed. After this, the actually tooth underneath is cleaned and readied for installment of the crown. The crown is then carefully installed and inspected to ensure the most accurate and beneficial bite possible.
Veneers are permanent fixtures that correct imperfections on one or several teeth. Dental veneers are thin shells of porcelain or composite that are custom made to fit over your natural teeth, providing a natural, attractive look. Veneers are installed in the front of the teeth or order to correct the following:
- Chipped tooth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn down or uneven teeth
INSTALLATION OF VENEERS
The typical process takes one to two dental appointments. If the veneer is prefabricated it usually takes one appointment and if the laboratory is creating the veneer it takes two appointments.
Local anesthesia is not usually required when placing veneers. However, depending on the patient’s sensitivity, it can be used if needed. Your North Miami Veneer dental office will clean the tooth and determine the correct shade for the veneer. Our dentist will remove a very small amount of the enamel of the tooth to provide room to place the veneer on the tooth.
CARE FOR VENEERS
Brush and floss as you would your regular teeth. Proper daily brushing, and use of non-abrasive fluoride toothpaste is recommended. Consider limiting coffee and other stain inducing foods. Proper oral hygiene will help them last as long as possible.
Veneers are a great option for correction minor teeth imperfections.
If you’re deciding on veneers, consult with your Biscayne Dental Center dentist to be sure you understand every part of the process and cost. A beautiful smile feels great and can increase both your confidence and well-being.