Veneers can be made of porcelain or composite. Dental veneers are thin films, often compared to artificial nails, that are glued to the tooth surface. Cosmetic dental veneers are stain-resistant.
The dentist files the visible side of the tooth, and then takes an impression. Once the veneer is made by the dental laboratory, it is glued to the tooth with resin cement.
The Advantages of Porcelain Veneers:
Unlike the porcelain veneer, the composite veneer is a resin applied directly to the tooth with an adhesive.
hese veneers are less expensive but they can also be less durable as they can stain more easily.
In dentistry, the crown is used to cover and protect a partially damaged or fractured tooth. The dental crown is usually made of ceramic, porcelain or metal-ceramic. Its colour harmonizes with the color of your teeth. It thus resembles a real tooth both in its shape and colour. A crown is a restoration that is strong and durable over time.
The Steps of Manufacturing a Crown
First appointment: The dentist files the tooth, removes any decay and prepares the tooth to receive a crown. The dentist then takes impressions of the teeth. The impressions taken are sent to the dental laboratory where a dental technician will create a customized crown adapting perfectly to your mouth.
A temporary crown is placed by the dentist while awaiting the permanent crown. You must be careful because this temporary crown has a lifespan of a few weeks and can break easily.
In the second appointment, the dentist installs the crown and cements it.
When Is a Crown Necessary?
A crown meets practical and cosmetic needs while strengthening the damaged tooth. Unlike a veneer that only covers the front portion of the tooth, the crown covers the entire tooth.
It is the ideal solution for:
Replacing Missing Teeth
Did you know that a missing tooth can cause irreversible damage, such as:
The fixed dental bridge is used to replace one or more missing teeth. The main advantages of fixed bridge or bridge are that it:
The Steps to Manufacturing a Fixed Bridge
Placing a fixed bridge is normally done in two appointments. They are preceded by taking models and x-rays to examine your teeth, if necessary.
The dentist files the abutment teeth and takes a final impression of the filed teeth. The final impression and study models are sent to the laboratory for custom manufacturing of one piece, including the artificial teeth and the pillars of the fixed bridge.
Meanwhile, the dentist will place a temporary acrylic bridge to protect the filed teeth.
The dentist cements the fixed bridge on the prepared teeth.
A fixed bridge is very strong and durable with the maintenance of adequate and satisfactory oral hygiene (teeth brushing, flossing, regular visits to the dentist, etc.). Our dental hygienists will be happy to show you all the hygiene practices that will help you keep your bridge in good shape for many years.
An implant replaces one or more missing teeth, imitating the anatomy and appearance of a natural tooth. You can see practically no difference between a real tooth and a dental implant.
What Is an Implant?
A dental implant is a titanium screw, acting as an artificial root, which is anchored in the jaw bone. It allows you to chew food and to recall the feeling of a real tooth.
Why Replace a Lost Tooth?
A lost tooth that is not replaced results in deformation of the alveolar bone (tooth jaw bone) and the displacement of adjacent teeth to the missing tooth area. In addition to the aesthetic aspect, the movement of the adjacent teeth may result in their becoming loose and falling out in the long run. Furthermore, the absence of a tooth can have an impact on periodontal disease, recessions (loosening) of adjacent teeth, jaw pain, etc.
Implants usually prove an ideal solution for replacing missing teeth.
The Steps in the Implementation of an Implant:
Phase 1: Placing the Implant
This phase is usually done by a specialist and involves the introduction of the implant screw into the jaw bone. Osseointegration, or scarring, takes place while the jaw bone adheres to the implant. A period of 2 to 6 months is required for bone to completely cover the implant surface.
Phase 2: The Prosthetic Stage
This phase is done at our clinic and involves the manufacture of the crown to go over the implant.
The Advantages of the Implant
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