Crowns and Veneers – A Solution To Complex Dental Problems
If you have sensitive, decayed, damaged or severely discoloured teeth, our Chelmsford dentists can help!
By doing this, many problems can be detected and treated whilst still at an early stage. If you haven’t maintained your visits, it is quite possible that you will have a number of problems that will eventually need to be addressed.
It is never too late to start though, and, at Blue Sky Dental, we have a range of treatments to help you.
Alongside the need for any minor fillings and a general professional clean of the teeth and gums, there may well be some more complex problems that will require treatment. If you haven’t been to see a dentist for some time, there is a reasonable chance that it was one of these problems that caused you to seek out help when the discomfort was no longer manageable.
Today, we will take a look at a couple of popular restorative treatments that we offer at our Chelmsford dental practice. These are tooth crowns and porcelain veneers.
A crown is widely used when a tooth has been damaged or where decay is too significant for a regular filling. They are also used as the final part of a root canal treatment. They offer two major benefits over fillings; they offer a greater level of strength and they also look entirely natural, not only in colour but also in shape.
Crowns are produced at a dental laboratory from impressions that we take of your teeth once we have prepared them to a shape suitable for a crown to be fitted. The preparation of the tooth is the only invasive part of the treatment and the newly prepared crown is attached using a clinical adhesive. As a crown can take a week or so to be produced, you will be fitted with a temporary crown to protect the tooth until your new one arrives back at our practice.
Crowns are both strong and long lasting. The adhesive may gradually lose some strength though after many years and there is a small chance that your crown may become detached. If this happens, you should never attempt to ‘glue’ it back on yourself and should contact us so that we can do this correctly.
The latest porcelain teeth veneers can be used for a number of purposes, both restorative and cosmetic. They can be very useful for people who are suffering from sensitive teeth caused by erosion of the enamel surface layer. This can be caused through drinking too many acidic drinks, allowing them to pass over the teeth. Even those who look after their teeth well may be vulnerable if they brush too hard, wearing down the protective enamel of their teeth.
Anyone who has sensitive teeth will know not only how uncomfortable this might be but also how it can make them think twice about eating certain things, ice cream for example, for fear of triggering a sharp pain. Because veneers usually replace the enamel, they will protect against the hot and cold temperatures that cause the sensitivity, making it comfortable to eat and drink most foods and drinks again.
Veneers can also be used for cosmetic purposes. Sometimes they can be used to close gaps between the teeth, such as in the case of a diastema, the gap between the top two front teeth. This only works in minor cases though and orthodontics may be a better option for many cases. They are also excellent for improving the appearance of teeth that have become chipped or cracked over time and are especially useful for people who are looking for whiter teeth where their natural teeth are heavily stained.
Like crowns, veneers are also produced at a dental laboratory and you will be given temporary veneers to protect your teeth whilst they are being made. As with crowns, veneers are also attached using a special adhesive and the same rule applies of not re-attaching them yourself in the unlikely event that they do become detached after a while. These are just two of the solutions that we offer at Blue Sky Dental to deal with complex dental issues. Other potential treatments include orthodontics, endodontics and teeth implants. For those looking for aesthetic benefits, we also offer a teeth whitening treatment along with Botox and dermal fillers for wrinkle reduction and other benefits.
If you think that you have a dental problem that there is no solution too, we are sure that we can help. Simply call our Chelmsford clinic on 01245 211070 and arrange an appointment to see a dentist for an initial consultation. We will examine your mouth and discuss a suitable treatment plan to get your smile back on course.