If you have teeth that need to be cosmetically restored, you will want to visit us at Dental Excellence to get a porcelain veneer or porcelain crown. Our Phoenix OR dentist can determine how your tooth problem can best be fixed, and will provide you with exemplary dental care.
If you have a tooth which has a purely cosmetic tooth problem, it can most likely be fixed with a porcelain veneer. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain which is made to cover the front portion of a tooth. It does not strengthen the tooth in any manner so it can only be used to make cosmetic changes. However, porcelain veneers are extremely strong and will last for many years. They are made to color-match your adjacent teeth so no one will ever know that you are wearing them. Porcelain veneers can fix many different cosmetic tooth problems including: teeth that are too short; teeth that are slightly misaligned; teeth with uneven gaps between them; teeth that are chipped; teeth that have surface cracks in the enamel; teeth that are discolored and cannot be corrected using dental whitening methods; and other problems. If our Phoenix OR dentist sees that your tooth is not only cosmetically damaged, but also needs to be strengthened and have its original function restored, our dentist will most likely recommend that you get a porcelain crown instead. Crowns are also called caps, and are completely the same thing. A porcelain crown covers the tooth on all sides and will fully protect the tooth. A porcelain crown is used to restore teeth in many different situations including after a root canal procedure, as part of a dental bridge, or even as the top part to a dental implant. Porcelain crowns are also color-matched to adjacent teeth so they look just like regular teeth and are made to last for many years.
For an appointment to see our Phoenix OR dentist, Dr. Robert Johnson, for any type of porcelain veneer or other restoration, or for other dental care, contact us today.