Your dentist understands that sometimes no matter how much bleaching you undergo, certain stains cannot be removed. These stains typically occur as you age, so there isn’t much that any teeth whitening procedure can accomplish. However, that doesn’t mean you should have to settle for a smile you don’t feel confident showing off. The more we smile, the happier we feel, and the more often people will smile back. That’s why your cosmetic dentist in Cocoa Beach offers porcelain crowns and veneers to help your smile look the way you want again!
What are Dental Crowns?
A dental crown, or cap, is a restoration designed to fit on top of existing teeth that have experienced damage or a discolored appearance. Crowns are one of the most common devices used in dentistry and are ideal for using to cover imperfections and restore the health of your teeth. Your cosmetic dentist in Cocoa Beach recommends getting porcelain crowns due to their lifelike appearance and excellent quality.
Since your dentist uses CEREC technology to produce crowns, they can get you fitted in a single visit. The crowns take as little as 15 minutes to produce, allowing them to make adjustments as necessary for your smile. If the crown doesn’t fit just right, or the color doesn’t quite match, they can easily fix it in-office, saving you time and money.
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are wafer-thin sheaths that rest on the surface of your teeth. Unlike dental crowns, porcelain veneers are purely a cosmetic dental device and are not designed to treat issues like decay or significantly damaged teeth. However, covering imperfections such as discoloration, small chips and cracks, and gaps is easy with the help of porcelain veneers.
Porcelain veneers require two appointments to place. The first one will involve removing a small amount of tooth enamel to make room for the veneer, followed by taking an impression and choosing a shade. This will help make the veneer look as natural as possible next to your remaining teeth. At your second appointment, your dentist will make any last-minute adjustments before cementing it to your tooth.
Which Treatment is Right for Me?
If you have other issues that you need to fix, such as large cavities as a result of tooth decay, porcelain crowns will do a good job of protecting this affected area. In this instance, crowns are a two-pronged solution and work well at restoring your oral health and improving the overall appearance of your smile. Since porcelain veneers are purely cosmetic and require removing tooth enamel to place, you’ll want to make absolutely certain that you want them. Once tooth enamel is removed, it will not grow back.
Not sure which treatment is right for you? Schedule a consultation with your dentist in Cocoa Beach today to learn more!
About the Author
Dr. Gary C. Nawrocki earned his Doctorate in Dentistry at the University of Florida. His practice has been dedicated to cosmetic and reconstructive dentistry for years, so you can rest assured knowing he’ll provide a high-quality restoration to get your smile looking the way you want. To learn more about porcelain crowns and veneers or about his practice, contact him at (321) 783-7514 or visit his website.