Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
Crowns are a great way to cover up unappealing/unattractive teeth. That can be chipped teeth, extremely stained teeth, or even teeth that have undergone restorative procedures. Your family dentist in Newberg, OR, Dr. Angela Toy, is more than happy to tell you more about crowns and their benefits.
More About Dental Crowns
Crowns are cap-like porcelain appliances Dr. Toy cements over natural teeth. She takes an impression of your teeth, sends them to a lab to make custom crowns made and gives you a temporary crown(s) until the permanent crown is made in about two weeks.
So, why get a dental crown anyway?
When teeth are more vulnerable but still healthy or look unappealing, crowns are a great option. Here are a few times crowns can benefit you:
- After a restorative procedure, like a root canal, when a significant amount of natural tooth is removed
- A loose filling that may dislodge without support from a crown
- Using crowns for other dental appliances, like bridges and implants
- Covering stained teeth
How do I take care of my crowns?
You need to brush your teeth twice a day and floss once at least before bed. Make sure to give special attention to the area around your dental crown and those molars. You want to avoid plaque buildup and reduce the risk of cavities forming.
A poor diet can also be a culprit in enamel breakdown. Choose healthy fruits and vegetables that scrape plaque off teeth. Drink plenty of water to get rid of food debris, and don't bite into ice. Proper care of your crowns and teeth increases the lifespan of your natural teeth and crowns.
It also helps when you visit your family dentist twice a year for regular checkups and professional cleanings. That way Dr. Toy can stop diseases or infections during their early stages.
And, lastly, if you suffer from bruxism, teeth grinding, wear a mouthguard. Teeth grinding reduces the lifespan of your teeth and crowns. Ask your Newberg family dentist if she can have a custom mouth guard or splint made for you.
Need a consultation?
For more information on dental crowns and what they can do for you, contact Dr. Angela Toy in Newberg, OR, at (503) 538-2143.
Very few individuals, yes, this includes celebrities with flawless smiles, are born with perfect teeth. In fact, those picture-perfect smiles have, in most cases, been cosmetically improved.
Porcelain veneers are a minimally-invasive and simple treatment our cosmetic dentist, Dr. Angela Toy, here at Arbor Hills Dental in Newberg, OR, utilizes for improving less-than flawless grins. The slim porcelain shells can conceal all kinds of flaws to improve your teeth’s appearance and, in turn, your overall look.
Mask Cosmetic Flaws and Gaps
Fabricated correctly, porcelain veneers will fit over your front teeth’s surfaces to conceal imperfections like gaps, stains, chips, and oddly-shaped teeth. They can be customized to match your real teeth’s color for that perfectly natural look. The porcelain shells can cover one or several of your teeth.
Make Your Smile Bright and White
Professional bleaching is a practical solution for lots of people. However, not all people respond well to bleaching. For instance, if your stains are a result of excess fluoride during childhood or medications, teeth whitening won’t work for those stains.
Porcelain veneers, however, could mask these stains. They’re likewise more resistant to staining than your teeth’s natural enamel, ensuring that they remain whiter for longer. Just make sure to come in for your routine checkups and cleanings with your cosmetic dentist in Newberg, OR, to help prolong the life of your veneers.
Conceal Chips and Cracks
Besides enhancing your smile, porcelain veneers likewise offer extra resilience and strength. If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, veneers can give you an additional protection layer that could help in preventing further damage.
However, it’s vital to note that although they can fix various imperfections, if you have a severely damaged tooth, your cosmetic dentist may recommend a more suitable treatment like a dental implant or crown to improve your affected tooth’s function and appearance.
Get a Straighter Smile Without Orthodontic Treatment
If you have some minor crookedness, you can resolve this without orthodontics. Since porcelain veneers go over your teeth, they can hide minor crookedness and make your teeth look straight. However, if your teeth’s placement impacts your oral health and/or bite, orthodontic treatment may be more appropriate for your needs.
Find Out How Porcelain Veneers Can Help Your Smile. Reach Out to Us
Call (503) 538-2143 to schedule an evaluation with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Angela Toy, here at Arbor Hills Dental in Newberg, OR.