Cosmetic dentistry has skyrocketed in popularity over the past few decades. At Excel Dental, we specialize in several cosmetic services aimed at improving the appearance of your teeth and overall smile. From minor cosmetic changes to full-tooth restorations, we have got you covered!
One of the most common complaints we receive involves the brightness of our patients' smiles. For this reason, we offer professional teeth whitening treatment. Teeth whitening is one of the most basic and cost-effective ways to improve your smile. Stains from certain foods, drinks, medications, and personal habits, also known as extrinsic stains, are easy to remove with a bleaching solution. However, many store-bought bleaching products leave people dissatisfied with the results. Because we are trained professionals, we use a bleaching agent with a much higher concentration than store-bought alternatives. Our whitening treatment could make your teeth up to eight shades brighter in just a single appointment!
Types of Dental Crowns
The field of dentistry has many solutions to dental health problems. Unlike old times, modern dentistry offers long-lasting and painless solutions to fix dental issues. A common problem most dental patients face is tooth loss due to physical accidents or infections. Sometimes, a tooth receives partial damage, causing difficulties in eating. Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine advise their patients to get dental crowns for such issues. The primary classification of dental crowns is based on preparation. Regardless of the material you choose, dental crowns can be temporary, same-day, or onlay.
A dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap that completely covers the visible portion of a damaged or decayed tooth. In previous years, a dental crown was fabricated using a gold or silver amalgam. These days, porcelain is usually the material of choice. Porcelain is a ceramic compound that mimics the light-reflective properties of natural enamel. It can also be textured and color-matched to your existing teeth. Thanks to porcelain and other ceramics, crowns can also be used to fix the aesthetics of an unsightly tooth.
Placing Dental Crowns
Dental crowns can help you restore your lost smile. Many patients lose their confidence due to chipped and damaged teeth. Since dental procedures can be overwhelming for some patients, they hesitate to get dental crowns. Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine advise their patients to get dental crowns to restore proper eating for better health. Contact us at Excel Dental if you have concerns regarding dental crowns and need clarity before you have the procedure. We can classify dental crowns based on their materials and preparation. You may discuss it with your dentist to choose the best option for your tooth.
What Are Veneers?
One of the fastest and sure methods of restoring your lost smile without undergoing extensive dental treatment is the use of dental veneers. According to recent research statistics, up to 51% of patients want to improve their appearance and smile with dental veneers instead of other dental treatment methods. At Excel Dental we have a team of dentists that are well-versed in the dental veneers installation process, maintenance, and care. Our dentists always put our patients' priorities first, and we'll advise the patient on the best treatment option before embarking on any dental treatment procedure.
A dental veneer is a razor-thin shell that is bonded to the front surface of a tooth. Like our dental crowns, our veneers are typically made from porcelain. Veneers can be used to fix teeth that are severely discolored, worn down, chipped or broken, misaligned, uneven, irregularly shaped, or even gapped. During the procedure, we have to remove a small amount of enamel to accommodate the thickness of the veneer. For this reason, the veneer procedure is considered irreversible.
What Problems Can Veneers Correct
Dental veneers are widely popular in dentistry. People get veneers to protect chipping teeth and to maintain a good appearance. While a common use of dental veneers is cosmetic upgrades, they can do much more than restore your lost smile. Dr. Burke Jardine and Dr. Jardine recommend getting veneers for various oral health issues.
Veneers vs. Dental Crowns
If you’re struggling with chipped and discolored teeth, or want to hide significant damage to your teeth, consider dental restoration procedures. The best two procedures are dental crowns and veneers. They can improve the overall appearance and look of your teeth. As they seem to offer the same benefits, many patients assume both procedures are the same. However, there are significant differences between them.
Patients looking for a less-invasive and more cost-effective solution may benefit from dental bonding. Dental bonding involves the application of composite resin, a putty-like material, to the surface of an aesthetically displeasing tooth. For example, dental bonding is an excellent solution for minor chips or cracks. During the procedure, the composite resin will be color-matched to the existing shade of your enamel, making it virtually indistinguishable from the rest of your tooth.
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If you are unsatisfied with the current state of your smile, you may qualify for cosmetic dentistry! Call (360) 369-3930 to schedule your consultation now!