O
ur teeth effect the way we look. So, any changes to our teeth such as cracks, discoloration, chipping or any other damage, would change your overall appearance. Veneers, Crowns and Bridges are non-invasive dental procedures and are useful for treating dental issues. Ever wondered which procedure works the best for you? Read further to know more about Veneers, Crowns and Bridges in Warminster.

Veneers:
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells which are made precisely to look similar to your natural teeth. These shells are joined to the front of the teeth and are useful to enhance your smile. Veneers come in different types such as Porcelain and Resin. Your dental practitioner at Advanced dental smiles will guide you to choose the best option. In general, Porcelain veneers are resistant to spots and look much closer to your natural teeth.
Veneers are your go-to option when:

  • Teeth are tarnished because of various reasons like root canal treatment, discolorations, excessive fluoride etc.
  • Teeth are worn down or broken
  • Teeth are misaligned, unequal or have spaces between them.

Dental Bridges:
Dental Bridges are used to bridge the gap between several missing teeth. Bridges are made up of two or more crowns for the teeth and are fixed on either side of the gap. These teeth are called abutment teeth which hold an incorrect tooth/teeth in between them. These false teeth are usually made from alloys, gold, porcelain or sometimes as a combination of these products.
Dental bridges are of three types:

  • Standard bridges which have a crown or an implant on either side of the missing tooth.
  • Conventional bridges which are made up of either porcelain fused to metal or ceramics.

Dental Crowns:
Dental crowns or caps are a fixed prosthetic item that are cemented onto a tooth. Its main function is too cover a damaged tooth and help in its positioning. Crowns are prepared by taking impressions of the teeth that are required to be covered. Sometimes, your dentist might place an short-term crown while the long-term crown is being made.
Crowns are of four different types:

  • Ceramic- Used for restoring front teeth and is a popular choice as it blends with your natural teeth.
  • Alloys- These are a mix of gold, copper and other metals. These are preferred for their long shelf-life.
  • Porcelain-fused to metal- This is also a durable option as it offers a powerful bond when compared to routine porcelain.

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