Dental Emergencies, Cosmetic and General Dentistry in Red Deer
Dental veneers, dental crowns and dental bridges are ways to improve your smile, strengthen your teeth or improve your bite. These cosmetic dental procedures can also cover stains, blemishes, yellowness, uneven teeth, worn enamel, or gapped teeth.
Veneers are wafer thin shields to be placed on your teeth, made from ceramic material. They are wonderful for fixing teeth that are significantly discolored, chipped, pitted, malformed, or crooked, or if you have unwanted spaces. Porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic restoration in dentistry.
Crowns envelop the complete tooth when compared to dental veneers which only cover the front surface of the tooth, and can be an efficient treatment choice for badly damaged teeth. There are metal crowns, usually used for back teeth due to their metallic color; ceramic crowns with a natural appearance, mostly used on front teeth; and, crowns made of porcelain fused with a metal, providing a strong and natural looking tooth.
A dental bridge is made from two crowns placed on each side of a gap with a fake tooth between them. The type of dental bridge that you opt for depends on the state of your teeth, your budget, and the results you wish. In most cases, a traditional bridge made of porcelain and metal is the ideal choice in order to achieve both strength and aesthetics. Other options include a Maryland Bonded Bridge and, in rare cases, a Cantilever bridge.
Another option for correcting discolourations, chips or crooked teeth is dental bonding, which takes about 30 to 60 minutes per tooth to complete and is among the easiest and least expensive of cosmetic dental procedures. A disadvantage is that the bonding materials can become stained and do not last as long as other restorative procedures, such as crowns and veneers which are much stronger and do not stain or break as easily.. Some dentists view it as best suited for small cosmetic changes, for temporary correction of cosmetic defects, and for correction of teeth in areas of very low bite pressure (for example, front teeth).
At Parkland Mall Dental Centre, we provide a variety of cosmetic dental procedures to enhance the look of your smile, as well as your overall oral health including crowns and dental implants, tooth-coloured fillings, dental bridges, bonding, porcelain veneers, and teeth whitening. If you have questions about cosmetic dentistry, or your oral health, speak with your Parkland Mall Dental Centre dentist about your oral hygiene needs.
At Parkland Mall Dental Centre, we offer a comprehensive range of dental services, and accept new patients from Red Deer, Lacombe, Blackfalds, Delburne, and surrounding areas of Alberta. Contact Parkland Mall Dental Centre at 403-342-1118 today to schedule your next appointment.