More and more people are looking to improve the look and health of their smile and treatments such as teeth whitening, crowns and veneers can help with this. We delve a little into each of the treatments we offer here at Corner House Dental.
Losing the colour of your teeth is part of the ageing process, gradually beginning from around a person’s teenage years. Teeth whitening is a simple treatment that can restore yellow teeth to look healthy and give a younger aesthetic to the face. You can decide upon a desired shade for your teeth with your dentist.
Veneers are a versatile treatment that can be used to treat discoloured, cracked, chipped and damaged teeth. They were originally used in Hollywood from the 1930s onwards to restore the smiles of Hollywood actors who looked great right up until they opened their mouths! Since then, the bonding agent has been improved and is designed to last for 10 years.
Crowns are used to restore chipped and teeth and replace broken teeth. The process of getting a crown involves two appointments; an impressions of the tooth being crowned is taken and sent away to a dental laboratory in order for the crown to be made up. The tooth is cut down in order to make room for the crown. You might ask ‘what is the difference between a crown and a veneer’? as the processes sound the same. If you’re looking to conceal serious damage to your teeth, a crown is generally the best choice; it really depends on the amount of tooth matter that needs to be restored when choosing which to have, though your dentist will advise you here.
Bridges literally ‘bridge’ the gap where a tooth is missing and can also be used to close a gap. They are generally used to replace one or more missing tooth and cemented to the natural teeth that surround the vacant space. A dental bridge can last a lifetime if properly looked after though they can be susceptible to becoming loose – regular dental check-ups are essential in ensuring your bridge lasts for as long as possible. A dental bridge can also be used to secure All-On-4 dental implants.
If you would like more information about the treatments we offer here at Corner House Dental, please do not hesitate to contact us or pop in and see us in Norwich practice.