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Porcelain Veneers or Dental Crowns?

Porcelain Veneers or Dental Crowns?

If you are considering updating your smile, porcelain veneer dental products or crown restorations can offer you a world of difference. Your dentist will assess the health of your teeth and gums to determine which type of dental restoration will best suit your needs. For example, teeth that are dead and no longer have a vital blood supply via their root system may be replaced with new dental crowns. If your tooth is completely missing, or so damaged that there is no pulp or root structure left to support the tooth,  a dental implant may be recommended to surgically insert a titanium root into your jawbone. Next, a custom crown is placed on the abutment and time will be taken for healing. Alternatively, healthy teeth that simply have slightly damaged or stained enamel, may be updated with porcelain veneers instead.

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Dental Crown Indications

Cracked, broken or damaged teeth can be a host for bacteria. Decayed teeth need to be removed in order to prevent the bacteria from traveling down the root of the tooth and into the jaw. It is wise to prevent a nasty infection by dealing with your damaged teeth before they break down and cause you even more grief. Dental crowns are common for missing teeth or those damaged from a root canal or trauma. Sometimes, a tooth can only be filled so many times before the integrity is affected; especially for deep restorations. In this case, the majority of the damaged tooth is removed and your new dental crown is placed for a seamless look. Shaw Dental Labs in Kelowna and Calgary uses the latest dental technology to expertly craft your dental crown restoration in minimal time. We specialize in complex cases and helping clients fall in love with their new smiles. Our team will have your porcelain crown back to your dentist in no time. You will be called in for your placement appointment, where your dentist will carefully place your crown securely. Dental crown technology has contributed to a longer lifespan and better understanding of how to secure smiles all over the globe.

Porcelain Veneers Update Tired Teeth

When the underlying tooth structure is healthy but aesthetically you require some help, dental veneers can save the day. This is a specialized, thin restoration that is bonded to the front part of your tooth. Imagine a delicate shell to cover the outer portion of your tooth. Veneers rely on a tiny portion of your natural enamel to be scuffed up to allow proper adhesion, similar to the way you sand a surface prior to painting. Dental veneers are typically only one millimeter thick and may even be designed thinner, depending on which tooth it is being placed on.

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Teeth Whitening To Match Your Dental Restorations

Your dentist may recommend undergoing teeth whitening prior to your dental restoration being placed. Your dental veneer or crown will be made to custom match your smile. Therefore, if you are considering brightening and whitening, opting to have the rest of your teeth whitened ahead of time will ensure your new smile is bright and fabulous. Shaw Dental Labs takes great pride in ensuring your final colour match is pristine. There is a multitude of shades that teeth come in and we are passionate about helping you embrace your smile while loving your end result.

Porcelain Restorations from Shaw Dental Labs

We proudly work with dental offices all over Western Canada. Our team brings decades of experience to every dental restoration. Our warm and friendly team offers the utmost customer service within our boutique atmosphere. We focus on attention to detail every step of the way. We are happy to discuss our ceramic and zirconia options and answer any concerns or questions you may have regarding which type of dental restoration will best suit your client’s needs.

Contact Shaw Dental Labs today and experience the difference.