Problems with missing or damaged teeth affect your confidence, bite, and overall health. If you’ve decided that it’s finally time to perfect your smile, start by choosing a dentist with whom you feel comfortable. Ask questions about the dentist’s treatment philosophy and experience. Determine whether the dentist stays up to date by reading periodicals such as the journal of clinical dentistry.
Veneers are thin wafers of porcelain placed on the front of the tooth. A small amount of enamel has to be removed to help the veneer adhere to the tooth. The shade is carefully matched to the rest of your teeth. They can last 10 years or more if you take good care of them.
A bridge holds a false tooth in place, anchored by the adjacent tooth. This option may be chosen if there is not enough bone structure to allow for placement of a … Read more