Posts for: January, 2017
You can still achieve an improved smile with one of our incredible dental restorations.
We know that having a damaged tooth can be frustrating. Plus, a weakened tooth can leave you prone to further damage, which can cause unneeded stress. Of course, our Rio Grande, NJ dentist, Dr. William Panico, has some simple measures you can take to protect that beautiful smile for life.
Are you dealing with a tooth that is cracked, chipped, severely malformed or discolored? Has decay or an infection reached the inside of your tooth resulting in a root canal? If so, then a dental crown is a great way to protect the tooth from further damage. Since the tooth is now weaker due to damage or infection, a dental crown is made to fit over the tooth to offer a stronger and more protective barrier. Plus, if you are dealing with severe aesthetic issues a dental crown can also improve the appearance of one or more teeth.
Since dental crowns require the tooth to be prepared so that the crown can go over it, some patients aren’t too keen on this restoration if they are only looking to get cosmetic rather than restorative dentistry. If your teeth and gums are healthy but you are looking to improve imperfections then you may want to talk to our Rio Grande general dentist about getting dental veneers instead.
These thin porcelain shells are designed to look just like natural teeth and are adhered to the front of each tooth to improve the color, shape, length or size. While some tooth enamel will need to be removed it’s less than what is removed when getting dental crowns.
If you are looking to replace one or more missing teeth and want a restoration that is as close to real teeth as you can get then it’s time to consider dental implants. Implants function like tooth roots and naturally bond together with bone and tissue. They are designed to last a lifetime with the proper care and maintenance, and no one will even know which teeth are real and which ones are implants. Most adults who are otherwise healthy can be great candidates for implants.
Don’t you want to get your best smile possible? At Whitecaps Dental in Rio Grande, NJ you can. Turn to Dr. Panico for the dental restoration you need.