With all ceramic restorations, Loveland cosmetic dentist, Dr. Maples can restore the health of your smile while also maintaining its natural beauty. Especially when the teeth that are visible within your smile are compromised, discolored, or misshapen, all ceramic crowns or bridges will deliver the aesthetic outcome you desire. At West Lake Dental we provide tooth colored crowns, bridges, inlays, onlays and fillings to help you keep your smile looking as natural as possible.
Aesthetics are a major concern when front teeth have decay, are misshapen or are broken. Ceramic restorations can restore the form and function of these teeth, for an undetectable solution that will last for several years.
Dental ceramic or porcelain is a durable material that closely resembles natural tooth enamel. It reflects light in the same manner as your teeth and can be matched to almost any tooth color. Crowns surround your tooth to give them additional support. They are recommended to restore teeth with large fillings, teeth that have had root canals or broken and cracked teeth.
A dental bridge on the other hand, replaces one or more missing teeth using the surrounding natural teeth as anchors. Bridges consist of multiple crowns that are connected to attach not only to the anchor teeth but also fill the void of the missing tooth or teeth. Both bridges and crowns are cemented in place and have to be removed by a dentist.
Inlays and onlays are made of porcelain also and replace a portion of the tooth which is too big to be replaced by a filling, but not big enough to necessitate a crown. They are made specifically for each individual tooth and are cemented in place to fit your existing bite. All porcelain restorations blend beautifully with your surrounding natural teeth.
Ceramic crowns, bridges, inlays and onlays are very durable but still require good oral hygiene to be maintained. Brushing twice a day and flossing once a day will help keep both the tooth and the restoration clean. Although the top portion of your tooth may have a crown or bridge, the natural tooth which supports it can often be ignored. This is a very important area to keep clean, because if the tooth underneath gets a cavity the crown or bridge may have to be replaced.
Don't sacrifice the beauty of your smile to a metal based crown, bridge or filling. Choose all ceramic restorations instead! We invite you to request an appointment today with Loveland cosmetic dentist, Dr. Maples at West Lake Dental.