One of the advantages that makes porcelain veneers an attractive choice is that they address a multitude of dental issues. If your teeth are slightly misaligned, discolored, have gaps between them, chips or cracks, porcelain veneers may be right for you. There are other things that are taken into consideration as well. Good candidates for veneers have proper oral hygiene and excellent oral health. Since the veneers will adhere to your existing teeth and some of the enamel will need to be removed in order to do that, you will need to have enough healthy enamel to support that procedure.
If you are considering veneers, but you do not have the oral health to qualify, contact our dentists at Marbella Dentistry. Our dental team may actually be able to help you get your teeth and gums to the healthy state required for application of veneers. Opting for porcelain veneers is a big decision. Our dentists will give you all the information you need to make that decision wisely.
Sometimes a tooth can be weakened by large cavities or several fillings; teeth also get worn down; sometimes they crack. Under such conditions it is often recommended that the tooth be crowned to strengthen it, protect it and prevent further damage. Marbella Dentistry is pleased to offer this general dentistry service to our patients. Crowns can be prepared from a number of materials including acrylic and metal; however, porcelain is the material of choice. Porcelain crowns look natural and they are very durable.
Occasionally, a situation arises where two teeth on either side of a missing tooth would benefit from being crowned. In this case, a bridge may be recommended. A bridge protects the two abutment teeth and fills in the gap made by the missing tooth or teeth. The entire device is permanent and made to look like your natural teeth. Crowns and bridge work will require a little extra care where oral hygiene is concerned, but the restoration of a bright smile and the ability to eat without apprehension far outweigh the extra effort required to maintain them.