A healthy smile is just as important as a beautiful smile, and typically they go hand in hand. Let's take a look at three very different dental procedures that will not only give you a dazzling smile, but they also improve your oral health.
A Dental Crown
When you have a tooth that has been fractured, cracked, or damaged by tooth decay, a dental crown can save the day. A dental crown is designed to fit over your remaining tooth structure and replaces your entire tooth while leaving your natural root intact. A crown closely mimics your natural tooth, so you will still enjoy all the same function of eating, chewing, brushing, and flossing that you had with your natural tooth; and, best of all, crowns can be made of ceramic porcelain designed to blend flawlessly with your smile so no one will notice your dental work.
A dental veneer is capable of changing the appearance of your tooth. It is a micro-thin layer of porcelain that fits over your teeth to alter the shape, size, and even shade of your smile. While veneers can repair one or two teeth, they are best utilized to enhance an entire smile.
Veneers can even be used to eliminate small alignment issues, which makes it easier to brush and floss your teeth properly.
A missing tooth is devastating to your oral health in many ways. It not only affects your confidence and self-esteem, but it also takes a toll on your oral health. Without a root, your jawbone begins to lose density and deteriorate, which eliminates support for your surrounding teeth. Without a tooth, your neighboring teeth will begin to shift causing bite misalignment and other problems such as an increased risk for developing gum disease and tooth decay.
Dental implants restore both your smile and your oral health because they replace your tooth and root.
Would you like to learn more about your options for enhancing your smile and improving your oral health? Dr. Andrew Anderson, your dentist in Edina, MN, would be happy to meet with you during a consultation to discuss your goals and desires for your smile. Give 50th and France Dental Care a call today to schedule your consultation.