Your Walnut Creek crowns dentist explains the various ways teeth can be enhanced
A beautiful smile is not a luxury. Today, the appearance of the smile is actually a vital asset in social and professional dealings. People quickly observe the smile, and base their first impression largely on this facial feature. Cosmetic dentistry offers various solutions for the enhancement of the smile. If you live in the area of Walnut Creek
, Antioch, or Brentwood and want to see improvement in your smile, you may wonder what the differences are between crowns
, veneers, and other treatments offered by your skilled cosmetic dentist
Crowns have been a part of dentistry for many years, and may be used for restorative or cosmetic purposes. A crown will fully cover the visible portion of a tooth, which makes it ideal for restoring strength and durability for chewing. Crowns may be made from various materials, although most crowns today are either covered with porcelain or made completely of tooth-colored materials to create a seamless smile. Your dentist may recommend a dental crown to repair a damaged tooth, protect a tooth treated with root canal therapy, or to cover a cosmetic imperfection.
Veneers are purely cosmetic in nature; they are not used to provide added strength to teeth, although the additional layer of porcelain can indeed do this in moderation. This form of cosmetic treatment can quickly mask imperfections including cracks, gaps, chips, discoloration, and even slight misalignment. Teeth treated with porcelain veneers will look completely natural. Like dental crowns, porcelain veneer treatment consists of two separate office visits, one in which teeth are prepared, and another for the placement of custom-designed veneers. The two visits are worth it, as your smile will be beautifully transformed.
Dr. Alkhoury has a keen interest in smile enhancement, and believes that patients deserve options that will help them get the smile they can feel fully confident with. He has developed an innovative treatment we call “my twenty minute smile.” Using tooth colored resin material, Dr. Alkhoury can change the color, shape, size, or proportions of a tooth, or repair damage such as a chip or crack. This type of dental bonding treats many of the same problems as dental veneers, recreating the smile one tooth at a time.
At Brentwood Family Dental, your smile enhancing treatment is customized to your exact needs. To uncover your most attractive smile, contact us for your appointment today.
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