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Do you have missing or compromised teeth? Then this is a sign that you need a crown or a bridge. Consult your McDonough, GA, dentists, Dr. Robert Brooks, and Dr. Brent Johnson of Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry to know the best solution for your smile.
What are the differences between crowns and bridges?
Dental crowns and bridges in McDonough, GA, are both considered fixed dental restorations and replacements for missed natural teeth.
The dental crown is a tooth-shaped cap. It can be made of different materials, like ceramic/porcelain or metals. The choice of the material depends on the location of the tooth and the purpose of using the crown. It is placed on the top of a damaged or decayed tooth to cover, protect, and restore the shape of your natural tooth.
On the other side, the bridges are constructed of one artificial tooth or more, attached to crowns on either end to replace the missing teeth.
What are the benefits of dental crowns?
Dental crowns have the following benefits:
- Protecting the tooth structure: crowns are used to prevent future tooth breaks and keep the bacteria away from your teeth, decreasing the chance of a nerve infection.
- Improving the tooth appearance: dental crowns are a process used to cover a yellow tooth to match the neighboring teeth or restore the natural shape of the damaged tooth, which will boost your self-confidence.
- Long lifespan: due to the high-quality materials that are used to produce the crown, it can stay healthy for fifteen years or more.
What are the benefits of bridges?
Dental bridges have the following benefits:
- Functional Restoration: bridges help restore your dental functionality, helping you to chew and eat efficiently. It will also improve your speech clarity that may be lost due to losing the tooth.
- Force distribution: the bridge will distribute the force of chewing equally to the supporting teeth, making the process easier.
- Aesthetic choice: as bridges restore your teeth' functionality, they will also improve your smile.
Don’t hesitate to restore your smile with crowns and bridges from your McDonough, GA, dentists, Dr. Brooks, and Dr. Johnson of Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry. Call us at (678) 583-0330 to book your appointment today!
Veneers can help reshape your smile by dramatically improving the appearance of teeth with cosmetic concerns. Stains, discolorations, chipped areas, and other flaws all disappear once your custom veneers are in place. In McDonough, GA, veneers are available at Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry, where Dr. Robert Brooks or Dr. Brent Johnson can help you achieve the smile you’ve always wanted.
How Veneers Help
Veneers are thin covers placed over the front surface of teeth with cosmetic imperfections to give those teeth a flawless appearance. Each veneer is custom-made to fit perfectly over its corresponding tooth so it readily blends in with the surrounding teeth. Once in place, veneers look just like your natural teeth so all anyone will see is your beautiful new smile.
Some of the cosmetic issues veneers can help with include:
- A chipped tooth
- Stains or discolorations
- Excess spacing between teeth
- Teeth that are oddly shaped
- Cracked teeth
- A dull smile
In addition to looking like part of your natural teeth, veneers function like them as well. Each veneer is securely cemented in place, which means you can eat a variety of foods without worrying the veneers will come loose. The skilled dentist at our office in McDonough, GA, can help you decide if veneers are right for you.
There are a few simple steps to getting custom veneers. Once the teeth that need veneers are identified, those teeth are prepared in advance. In most cases, a small portion of enamel must be removed from the surface of the teeth to make room for the veneers. Otherwise, the veneers would protrude slightly past the surrounding teeth without veneers.
Once the teeth have been prepped, the dentist will make a mold of them. The mold is used to create your custom veneers. The mold is then sent off to a dental lab where the veneers will be fabricated. A temporary set of veneers will be placed on the teeth while waiting for the custom ones to be created. Once the custom veneers are ready, they will be permanently cemented in place.
Veneers can reshape your smile into the one you’ve always wanted. For custom veneers in McDonough, GA, schedule a consultation with Dr. Brooks or Dr. Johnson by calling Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry at (678) 583-0330.
Want to feel confident showing off your smile whenever you want?
It probably isn’t too surprising to hear that people who have beautiful smiles are viewed as more successful, friendly and confident. If you’d like to be seen this way by your peers, but you have a smile that makes you feel anything but confident, then our McDonough, GA, cosmetic dentists Dr. Robert Brooks and Dr. Brent Johnson can help. We offer a full range of cosmetic services including dental veneers.
About Dental Veneers
These beautiful, porcelain layers are adhered directly to the front of a tooth in order to reshape, resize and improve the color of your smile. Whether you are looking to improve just a single tooth, a couple of teeth or your whole smile here in McDonough, GA, dental veneers can help.
Treating Your Imperfections
Most cosmetic dental issues can be hidden just by placing dental veneers over the front surface of your teeth, and veneers are usually placed on just the teeth that are visible when you smile. They can be used to hide discolorations and stains that are too severe for teeth whitening, and can even reshape teeth that are worn out, too short, misshapen or chipped.
Have a slightly off-kilter smile? Have a large gap between your front teeth that has you hiding your smile for the camera? Do you have slightly crooked teeth that make you self-conscious? If so, you may have considered braces but decided against it because you just didn’t want to fool with it as an adult. If so, know that veneers may be able to reshape your smile so that your teeth look more even and aligned. Veneers can even cover those unsightly gaps.
Remember, veneers are custom-made to fit your teeth, so any goals you have for treatment should be shared with your cosmetic dentist ahead of time during your consultation, so they can create veneers that address the issues you are looking to fix.
If you want to feel confident again in your smile and you think dental veneers could help you then call Brooks Cosmetic & Family Dentistry in McDonough, GA, today at (678) 583-0330 to schedule a consultation with our dental team.