Dental technology is constantly improving and enhancing the dental experience for patients, giving them many options for common dental problems that were previously unavailable. This applies to dental patients with cracked, worn, rough, or missing teeth.
In the past, patients with imperfect teeth had to live with discomfort because dental treatment was more expensive and was seen as an unnecessary cosmetic procedure. Over time, new technologies have turned procedures that were once expensive and complicated into quick and routine procedures that are no longer aimed at wealthy people.
It's rare to have a perfect smile where all the teeth are white, smooth, proportioned, and straight. It's the slight variations in someone's smile that make their smile unique. What kind of dental treatments are available for patients with less than desirable teeth? The most common are crowns veneers and dental implants.
What are veneers, crowns, and dental implants?
You've probably heard of them before and understand what they are and what they do. Here is a brief summary of each:
Veneers are thin porcelain shells that are placed in front of the teeth to increase or improve their shape, size, and texture. Veneers are a quick procedure that can instantly change your smile for the better.
Crowns are a great option for patients with moderate damage or cracked worn teeth. This gold, zirconium, or porcelain coating penetrates the denture to prevent further decay and keep the tooth strong.
For patients with missing teeth, smiling can be unpleasant. You may think your smile is forever ruined and the thought of dentures scares you. Dental implants are the best solutions for your case. Implants are for patients who still have most of their natural teeth. Dental implants fill the empty space left behind with a naturally-looking tooth-like crown.