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Can dental crowns improve the appearance of natural teeth?

same day crowns CypressNatural teeth that are unsightly due to large areas of decay or other aesthetic problems can be enhanced through dental crowns, which are tooth-shaped caps that slide over the biological teeth to restore their appearance.

In the past, getting a dental crown would have taken a couple of weeks and required multiple trips to the dentist. Same day crowns have revolutionized that process, though, giving patients an option to improve their smiles in a matter of hours!

These restorations, also known as Cerec crowns (for Chairside Economical Restoration of Esthetic Ceramics), are planned and created right in the office. The dentist will examine your teeth and use specialized computer software to design the crown, which is then crafted from a ceramic block using an in-office milling unit. The materials can be tailored to blend in with your biological teeth. No one needs to know you got a crown to make a tooth look better!

While you are waiting for the crown to be ready, your tooth can be prepped for crown placement. Once complete, the crown is then bonded on top of the tooth using dental cement.

These crowns are quite strong after being bonded to the tooth, but you do need to take good care of them (and the rest of your teeth) in order to get the maximum benefit. Continue with your usual oral hygiene routine – or give it a boost if you’re not so conscientious about your brushing and flossing. Be sure to get routine exams and professional cleanings, as well.

You may want to make some adjustments to your diet as you get used to the crown, but patients can usually continue to eat most foods with their crowns after they’ve adjusted. Use common sense, though, as anything that could damage a tooth may also harm your crown.

Want to improve your smile with a minimal turnaround? Explore Cerec crowns as a possible treatment solution in your case. We’d be happy to schedule an evaluation to decide if this treatment will help you achieve your smile goals.

Cosmetic Dentistry: The Power of a Smile Makeover

smile makeover Cypress TXA smile makeover can have a huge impact on your day to day living. A consult with your dentist will outline the various options available for your updated appearance. Whether you’re interested in permanent, long term results or wish to opt for a quick, effective change … your dentist has a plan that will work best for you.

Teeth whitening can eradicate discoloration due to tobacco use, food or beverage stain, or neglect. Get your teeth cleaned first to remove any plaque buildup; topical stains will be lessened. You can proceed with teeth whitening to lighten dentition giving your smile a boost that is both economical and effective.

A minimally invasive, more permanent change can be completed with porcelain veneers. Veneers are very thin tooth colored shells that are made to match untreated natural teeth in size, contour, and shade. Veneers are ideal to correct chipped enamel; uneven or crooked dentition; unwanted gaps between teeth; or intrinsic stain not resolved with whitening.

Your dentist will remove a very thin layer of enamel so when veneers are cemented in place your smile will be perfectly symmetrical.

It is important to note that porcelain is naturally stain resistant; but that also means it will not respond to teeth whitening. If you are interested in whitening, that should come first so your veneers can be matched to your newly whitened teeth.

To straighten teeth without traditional metal braces, Invisalign is the perfect solution for you. Invisalign straightens teeth employing a series of clear aligners that allow the patient to update every couple of weeks. Invisalign has many advantages over other teeth straightening methods.

Clear – Aligners are made from a transparent material that is strong enough to gently shift teeth to their correct occlusion. 

Comfortable – There’s no metal or wires to abrade soft oral tissues.

Convenient – Your dentist can provide you with aligners so you can replace them as designated keeping your teeth straightening program on track without the need to go to the dentist for adjustments.

Removable – This allows you to continue eating all the foods you love. Simply remove the aligners for snacks and meals; replace when through. Daily brushing and flossing is easily completed as well.

Enjoy the smile update you always wanted … your dentist has a solution that will enhance your smile for years to come.

Contact the office of Dr. Lori Logan today to schedule your smile makeover consultation.