Crowns and veneers are dental restorations designed to improve the look, feel, and function of your natural teeth.
Crowns are tooth-colored caps that fit over the top of the entire surface of each tooth. Some crowns attach to dental implants, which are artificial tooth roots that Dr. Kumar implants into your jawbone.
Dental veneers are thin, tooth-colored shells that Dr. Kumar bonds to the front and sides of your natural teeth. Veneers and crowns are similar, but veneers are thinner.
The numerous benefits you can expect with crowns and veneers include teeth that are:
These dental restorations look and feel like natural teeth and can dramatically improve the function and appearance of your smile.
To find out if crowns or veneers are right for you, Dr. Kumar discusses your oral health history and desired outcome. She examines your teeth and gums and reviews the results of your dental X-rays before tailoring a cosmetic dental treatment that matches your needs.
You might need a dental crown if you have a tooth that’s damaged, decaying, has fallen out, or requires extraction. Veneers cover teeth with minor imperfections.
The first step of getting crowns or veneers is for Dr. Kumar to prepare your tooth. She may remove a tiny portion of a tooth’s enamel, remove tooth decay, or place dental implants into your jaw bone to support implant-supported crowns. She digitally scans your mouth, which allows a dental lab to create custom-fitted tooth restorations.
When the crowns or veneers are ready, she bonds them to your natural teeth or dental implants to perfect your smile. There’s no pain or downtime associated with getting crowns and veneers. However, if you need dental implants, you must undergo a period of healing after surgical implantation.
After you receive crowns or veneers, take good care of your teeth by not chewing on ice or other hard objects. Brush your teeth after meals, floss every day, and attend six-month dental exams and cleanings. Call Aqua Dentistry if a crown or veneer gets damaged or falls off.
To learn more about crowns and veneers and find out if they’re right for you, call Aqua Dentistry, or schedule an appointment online today.