A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over a tooth to cover the tooth to restore its shape and size, strength, and improve its appearance. The crowns, when cemented into place, fully encase the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
What getting a crown entails:
A veneer is used to fix gaps between teeth or to improve the appearance of the teeth. For example badly stained teeth caused by tetracycline or misalignment of the teeth. A veneer is a thin covering that is placed over the front (visible) part of the tooth.
What getting a veneer entails:
Caries can occur in many different parts of the tooth. Sometimes it’s painful and sometimes you won’t even tell you have a cavity. When that occurs the dentist needs to remove all the bad part of the tooth to then restore the tooth with a material called “composite or resin” or “amalgam”.
Tooth decay can cause an abscess (infection) when that happens you’ll need a root canal. The decay is removed and an opening is made through the crown of the tooth into the pulp chamber. The pulp is removed and the canals are cleaned and shaped. The root canals and pulp chamber are filled. A metal or plastic rod or post may be placed in the root canal to help retain the core material, which supports the restoration. The crown of the tooth is then restored.
There are three general phases of implant treatment:
Invisalign takes a modern approach to straightening teeth, using a custom-made series of aligners created for you and only you. These aligner trays are made of smooth, comfortable and virtually invisible plastic that you wear over your teeth. Wearing the aligners will gradually and gently shift your teeth into place, based on the exact movements your dentist or orthodontist plans out for you. There are no metal brackets to attach and no wires to tighten. You just pop in a new set of aligners approximately every two weeks, until your treatment is complete. You’ll achieve a great smile with little interference in your daily life. The best part about the whole process is that most people won’t even know you’re straightening your teeth.
Missing a tooth? A bridge can help replace a missing tooth or several missing teeth. A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap — these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth — and false tooth/teeth in between.
Dentures are removable appliances that can replace missing teeth and help restore your smile. If you’ve lost all of your natural teeth, whether from gum disease, tooth decay or injury, replacing missing teeth will benefit your appearance and your health. That’s because dentures make it easier to eat and speak better than you could without teeth—things that people often take for granted.