There are many different types of porcelain restorations that can be used to restore the teeth. Bridges, veneers, fillings, and crowns are some of the items that are made out of special porcelain mixtures. These are made to be extremely strong and to look just like the natural tooth. It’s important to use high-quality materials when creating a tooth restoration, and Dr. Harrington uses only the best quality for strong restorations that are indistinguishable from a natural tooth.
Using special, dental porcelain is a great way to get restoration work that looks natural. It is also difficult to stain, and it has the same feel as a tooth. Its high degree of durability is also important to patients. It can be used just like any other tooth, and should be cared for like other teeth. Be sure that you keep brushing and flossing the tooth that has a porcelain restoration.
Types of Porcelain Restorations
Getting a bridge or a veneer is a way to use porcelain restoration methods for cosmetic dentistry, but they can also be restorative. Fillings can help to restore a tooth’s integrity by filling in a hole that is made in a tooth. This may be from decay or from a decayed area being drilled out. The filling that is used to fill in the hole in the tooth will look just like it’s a part of the tooth and will even be just the same color.
Bridges are appliances that are put in permanently to replace one or more teeth. They have crowns at each end and a “floating” crown or two in the middle that replaces a missing tooth or teeth. Many people choose this to replace one or more missing teeth because it is a replacement that looks great and functions just like your other teeth. It is even cared for in the same way as your natural teeth.
Veneers are thin layers of porcelain that are placed over the front of the tooth to restore the way the tooth looked before it suffered from damage. These are often chosen for cosmetic reasons by patients who are not happy with the way their teeth look. If the teeth have been chipped, cracked, or suffered other damage, veneers can be very helpful aesthetically.
Crowns can be placed over a tooth with a lot of decay removed, or they can be placed over a dental implant. They can also be used after a root canal to restore the tooth. These are restorations that are used when they are needed for the form and function of the tooth. Like other porcelain restoration methods, this creates a tooth that looks completely natural and is hard to tell from any other tooth.
Using the Latest Technology
Today, a crown can be made and fitted all in one office visit. This and other high-tech techniques are regularly used by the dentists at North Florida Dentistry. Dr. Harrington and Dr. Tron have an array of high-technology techniques ready to use to give you the best dental treatments possible. When you need dental services such as porcelain restorations, call us for an appointment. We always care about your dental health as well as your comfort as you get your treatment.