People smile when they are proud of their teeth. At work and at play, people feel more confident when they feel good about their smile. Princess City Dental Care can assist with all your esthetic and cosmetic dental needs, giving you that healthy, beautiful smile you desire. With expertise in implants, crowns, and total mouth reconstruction, Princess City Dental Care can help you obtain the results you desire.
Below are a few common questions we encounter and have the expertise to treat.
Q: What causes discolored teeth?
A: There are many possible causes. Trauma to a tooth can cause discoloration. Severe illness during tooth development can discolor areas of teeth because of disruptions in tooth development. Additionally, an entire tooth might discolor if exposed to certain medicines or minerals during development. Lastly, poor oral hygiene can lead to discolored areas on teeth as well. BriteSmile™ is a wonderful solution for many with discolored teeth.
Q: What about chipped or broken teeth?
A: Bonding tooth-colored plastic to the tooth or cementing tooth-colored veneers not only restores the appearance of discolored teeth, and restores the original shape of chipped or broken teeth as well. These techniques are less costly than crowns and generally can be done without a lot of tooth preparation. They restore the natural appearance of the tooth and therefore encourage a confident smile.
Q: Are there any limitations to bonding or veneers?
A: Yes, there are some limitations. Although the treatments are conservative, they require some loss of tooth enamel. Also, bonded teeth and veneers are simply not as strong as the original tooth structure. Nail biting, hard foods, and sports accidents can damage them. They must be maintained with good oral hygiene and regular dental visits.
Q: What about porcelain crowns?
A: Porcelain crowns give nice cosmetic results for discolored, chipped, or broken teeth. They do present two realities of which a patient should be aware. First, crowns are more costly than other treatments. Second, Dr. Fleming must remove a significant amount of tooth structure to place a crown.