What To Do With A Misformed Tooth?

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Mother nature is not always kind with the way she handles the shape of teeth. Teeth can come in crooked, too small, too far apart, etc. When your smile has flaws, you might feel afraid to show your teeth. Living life afraid to smile is no way to live. While braces can help with some problems, they cannot help with every situation. If you want to fix teeth that are too small or have come in crooked, you need to consider using teeth veneers

What Is a Veneer?

One way to improve the look of teeth is to move them. This is where braces are used. Braces can fix crooked teeth, but it can take a long time.  Braces will not work at all on teeth that are too small or on several other problems. Veneers are not a way to move teeth. Instead, they are a way to make teeth look more normal. A veneer is a thin crown that is cemented over the front of a tooth. Veneers can thus be used to fix teeth quickly and in situations where braces would not work. 

How Does a Dentist Install Veneers?

Before giving you a veneer, your dentist will take a cast of your mouth in order to prepare a crown that will match the shape of your mouth. You will have to wait for a couple of weeks for your veneer to come in, so your dentist will schedule a follow up appointment to fit you with the veneer. In order to prepare a tooth for a veneer, your dentist will grind down the front of the tooth. Your dentist needs to have a smooth surface to cement your tooth to. Once the tooth is prepared, it will only take a matter of minutes to actually cement the crown. 

You can fix all sorts of problems with a veneer. Crowns can help you fix aesthetics issues. For example, if your teeth are rough, pitted, discolored, or otherwise do not look like you want them to, a veneer can help. Veneers can be pricey, but they are a quick, effective way to improve the look of trouble teeth. There is no need to be scared to smile when you have dental veneers. You might have to be careful with what you eat when you have veneers, but asking your dentist about the best way to care for them should minimize any problems you may have.


14 April 2015

Emergency Dental Care

The average dentist takes many client appointments each day and also deals with emergency situations on a regular basis. Dental emergencies are very common because people are likely to put off having tooth pain fixed until the pain becomes unbearable. Some people have anxiety about dental visits, and others are trying to avoid the expense of dental care. In either case, the end result is often a dental emergency. I have worked as a professional dental hygienist for many years and have seen all types of dental emergencies. I hope that this blog will help people identify potential emergencies before they become too serious and will allow people to know when to get help.