Restorative and Cosmetic
Crown & Bridge Dentistry
While porcelain veneers offer dazzling aesthetic results, they require adequate remaining tooth structure for their support. With a minor loss in cosmetic appeal, porcelain fused to metal crowns offer greater strength and durability than veneers. These restorations are stationary and are customarily indicated for teeth that have sustained significant loss of structure, or for the replacement of missing teeth. Crowns and bridges may be placed on natural teeth or dental implants.
Advances in modern dental care offer more patients alternatives to losing
all or most of their teeth.However, full or partial dentures are still an available
option in treating dental conditions ravaged by extensive periodontal
disease or tooth decay. Full dentures are not as functional as a healthy
dentition, but may provide dynamic aesthetic results.
In some instances, simple reshaping of the front teeth may produce a
dramatic result to correct jagged, chipped or slightly uneven teeth.
Dynamic results can usually be achieved within a week or 10 days to correct
somewhat misaligned, broken, discolored or misshapen teeth. Veneers are
quite suitable as an alternative to minor orthodontics, but not recommended in
cases of severe crowding, misalignment of teeth or malocclusions. Customarily,
veneers are preferable to full crowns when there is adequate remaining tooth
structure to support the restoration. The approach requires less reduction of
healthy tooth structure than full crowns, without compromising the periodontal
health. It is a blend of art and science that enables a sensational effect.