Having a small chip, crack or discoloration on a tooth can affect your entire smile! Those small imperfections can make a big difference in the way you feel about smiling in front of others. With cosmetic dentistry small imperfections are easy fixes and with just one appointment your smile could be restored! Visiting our office for a consultation is the first step. Dr. Soler can go over your options and help you determine which avenue of cosmetic dentistry would be best for you!
To cover a tooth completely, a crown is used. A dental crown is made to look just like a real tooth and can blend in naturally with your existing smile. Dental crowns are color-matched to your surrounding teeth and custom-made to fit perfectly over your tooth. Crowns are used when a tooth is damaged or discolored. A crown can also be used if a decaying tooth is affecting the teeth around it. The crown not only can save an existing tooth from being removed, but also save the surrounding teeth from being affected.
A bridge is used to secure a dental crown in between two teeth where a gap has been made from a missing tooth. The bridge attaches to the two teeth on either side of the gap and creates a space for the crown to be placed. In this instance, a crown is used to completely replace a missing tooth rather than covering up a damaged tooth.
Veneers are similar to crowns as they cover damaged teeth. However, the main difference between crowns and veneers is the outer shell. Crowns encase the entire tooth and veneers provide a shell on just the outer visible part of the tooth. Veneers are made of a durable porcelain and securely bonded to the front surface of your teeth to hide any imperfections. Veneers are made of very thin material and are custom-made to fit your tooth and blend in well with your smile.
Whether you are missing teeth or would like to restore a damaged tooth, cosmetic dentistry can help! If you are in search of cosmetic dentistry in Los Angeles, CA, call our office today! You can schedule a consultation and discover the best options for your smile!