When a tooth becomes heavily decayed, damaged or cracked, a filling will no longer suffice to keep the tooth alive. To save it from further damage and prolong its life, a crown is fitted over it as a permanent cover.
Crowns are made of a variety of materials such as porcelain, gold, acrylic or a mixture of the prior.
Upon initial examination, the dentist will determine the material best suited for your crown.
A bridge is a dental device which is used to fill the space where a tooth was removed or had fallen out. It is a false tooth that is held in place by being attached to the teeth next to it, like a bridge.
The bridge preserves the integrity of your existing teeth by preventing the shifting of teeth and jaw issues. It is recommended that a patient waits 3 months after a tooth is extracted before placing a bridge.
While crowns are made to look like real teeth, they are more easily damaged than a natural tooth. To extend the life of the crown, it is crucial to thoroughly clean the crown of plaque and food residue.
Other activities to avoid are teeth-grinding and consuming hard foods.
Overall, Crowns and Bridges ensure that your smile remains healthy and attractive.
Proper oral hygiene, including daily brushing and flossing, is mandatory to maintain healthy, bacteria-free teeth, gums and crowns. With proper care, a crown can last a lifetime.
Porcelain Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are bonded directly to the front of each tooth.
They can reshape teeth, change tooth color, close spaces, and fix worn or chipped teeth to create a white, beautiful, and uniform smile.
They are an ideal choice for improving your smile and have become increasingly popular due to their simplicity and versatility. When bonded to the teeth, the ultra-thin porcelain veneers are virtually undetectable and highly resistant to coffee, tea, or even cigarette stains.
For strength and appearance, their resemblance to healthy, white tooth enamel is unsurpassed by other restorative options. Placing custom veneers requires a high degree of technical skill as well as attention to cosmetic detail.
Dr. Chun takes extra care to design each case individually to match and enhance the characteristics of each patient's smile.