Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
If less than perfect teeth are keeping you from showing the world your smile, its time to talk to your dentist, Dr. Daniel Morrison, at Gillette Dental PC in Gillette, WY. With the help of dental crowns, we can restore your chipped, cracked or decayed teeth and have you grinning with confidence. Here's what to know about the benefits of dental crowns:
What is a crown made of?
The dental crowns offered by our Gillette, WY, dentist are made of porcelain, cast gold, or a porcelain-metal combination. Formed into the shape of a cap, the crown fits snugly over your tooth to conceal and encase any blemished or decayed areas. We will shape your crown to look like your natural tooth, and it will be fully functional.
What can a crown fix?
- A cracked, chipped, or worn down tooth
- A cavity which can't be properly filled
- Cosmetic damage from a root canal
- A damaged or misshapen tooth
- A severely discolored tooth
- A large filling that protrudes
What are the benefits of crowns?
- More attractive and natural looking teeth
- Stronger, more functional teeth
- Easier chewing, biting, flossing, and brushing
- Increased strength of your dental structure
How is a dental crown affixed?
The providers at our Gillette, WY, office will numb your tooth and gum area to reduce any pain you may feel during the procedure before using a dental drill to lightly buff the surface of your tooth so the dental crown can adhere strongly. We will make an impression of your tooth, either digitally or with a putty like material, and use the mold to create a crown that fits and matches your tooth. We will apply a temporary crown for you to wear until you return to our Gillette, WY office to have your permanent crown placed. To make sure the crown is permanent and secure, we will use either a resin material, cured under a special light, or a cement material.
Dental crowns can give you the smile you've always wanted. Call our Gillette, WY office at (307) 682-3353 to learn more!
Has Mother Nature given you a smile that you can't quite love? Have you chipped a tooth or accumulated stubborn stains from your morning coffee? Don't worry. You can rejuvenate your smile with the help of porcelain veneers from Dr. Daniel Morrison, your cosmetic dentist here at Gillette Dental. Dr. Morrison excels at smile makeovers of all kinds, and beautiful veneers are one of his favorite treatments—read on to learn why!
What's a flaw or two?
The answer is nothing—unless that defect is right in the front of your mouth. Stains, chips, cracks, gaps, crowding, and more may not be unhealthy, but they sure can impact your self-esteem.
This is why your Gillette cosmetic dentist offers a wide array of treatments to restore beauty and vitality to damaged smiles. Porcelain veneers, thin tooth-shaped laminates made from high-grade ceramic, both strengthen and beautify. Once installed over the front side of your teeth, you'll know your smile will sparkle and last indefinitely!
The veneer treatment
It begins with a complete oral evaluation, including X-rays, oral impressions, and photos. When arriving to our Gillette office, come prepared to tell Dr. Morrison the changes you wish to see—if porcelain veneers can accomplish your goals, expect two to three appointments to complete the process.
Most veneer treatments involve the removal of a thin portion of enamel from the front of each tooth. This resurfacing allows the veneers to fit properly and look natural. After the reduction procedure, you'll wear temporary veneers while the dental lab creates their permanent counterparts.
When you return to the office for veneer placement, your dentist will remove your temporaries and bond the new veneers in place. Amazingly, he can adjust the shade and thickness of the cement to achieve a strong bond and a highly realistic appearance.
Caring for veneers
Twice daily brushing and once a day flossing are must-haves. Also, avoid dark foods and beverages. While these won't stain your veneers, according to Dear Doctor, they will continue to darken your natural teeth, creating a noticeable difference in color. Finally, if you grind or clench your teeth, ask about a bite guard to cushion your new veneers.
With proper care, your veneers could last for up to ten years!
For more information
Contact Gillette Dental for your cosmetic dentistry consultation. Dr. Morrison will be happy to explain the veneer process and show you how to improve the appearance of your smile. Call today for an appointment: (307) 682-3353.