When it comes to first impressions, your smile is often one of the most obvious factors people will notice. This is true in all facets of life, from professional meetings to casual dating. If your teeth are stained, chipped, missing or slightly crooked, porcelain can be used to give you an award-winning smile.
Why Choose Porcelain?
Porcelain is one of the few materials available that behaves and wears just like your natural teeth. This makes it easy for the porcelain to blend in and match your teeth. Not only is it an excellent choice aesthetically, but it is also a hard-wearing material that isn’t likely to need a lot of maintenance or repairs. Of course, this is provided you don’t abuse your teeth by chewing on pens, grinding your teeth or engaging in other bad behaviors.
What Can Porcelain Do for Me?
Porcelain lends itself to a lot of dental applications, including veneers, bridges and crowns. These applications are permanent and will give you decades of good use before requiring further attention.
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are affixed to the front of the teeth to improve appearance. Once properly sealed, veneers can last a long time and improve your appearance every time you smile.
Bridges are installed in gaps to replace a missing tooth. The teeth being used as anchors are prepared to receive the bridge, and then a tooth is installed in the gap. The bridge is fully functional and works just like the natural tooth you lost.
Porcelain crowns are used to cover root canal work or repair a cracked tooth. Anchored to the sturdy root system of your natural tooth, a crown is indistinguishable from the genuine article. You can chew, brush and floss normally all while enjoying a healthy smile.
Am I a Good Candidate for Porcelain Dental Work?
As long as the roots of your teeth and your gums are healthy, you can likely receive veneers, bridges and crowns. Poor enamel can be overcome, as can mild to moderate decay. It’s important to seek treatment as soon as possible with dental issues to get the best outcome.
Whether you’re just considering aesthetic repairs, or you need extensive structural work done, porcelain is an excellent choice. To discuss your options, don’t hesitate to contact Implant and Comprehensive Dentistry today and schedule a consultation to review your case and formulate a treatment plan.