Why Choose Crowns or Veneers?
Porcelain veneers, sometimes called laminates, are a very important breakthrough in dental treatments. Veneers are just what they sound like-a thin layer of tooth-colored porcelain that is bonded to the front of your tooth. As you can imagine, the cosmetic dentistry possibilities for this procedure are very broad. Here are some of the reasons people choose veneers:
- in cases of deep discoloration that teeth whitening can’t remove
- to lengthen a tooth that is much shorter than the others
- to fill in gaps between teeth
- changing the shape of a misshapen or “pegged” tooth
- fixing cracks and chips
- certain cases of misalignment may be addressed
When it comes to maintaining great oral health, being able to keep your own natural teeth in place is ideal. Though there are times when extracting a tooth is necessary, in many cases of severe decay or dental trauma, it’s possible to save the roots of the tooth by having a custom dental crown placed. A dental crown, sometimes called a cap, covers the entire outer surface of the affected tooth, and are indicated when the existing tooth has intact roots but is too weakened or broken to support itself. Though metal and sometimes porcelain-fused-to-metal crowns are still chosen for various reasons, many people opt for the most natural-looking crowns available, the all-porcelain dental crown. Made from a strong, long-lasting material, these dental crowns can give the patient years of use.
Why not call Frenchtown Dental at (406) 626-4337 today and schedule your consultation? Dr. Sanders and the whole staff would love to see you with a happy, healthy smile!