If your teeth have seen years of wear, have chips and fractures, a simple filling may not provide the same protection as a crown. Crowning teeth or often known as “capping” that encapsulates the remaining tooth structure providing long term protection, ideal function and desired esthetics.
*We offer Porcelain All Ceramic Crowns.
Why is a Dental Crown Needed?
To help protect from further breaking or to help hold together a cracked or weakened tooth.
A crowned tooth is more protected from decay, except for the gum line, where the crown meets the tooth.
A broken tooth or a severely worn-down tooth can be restored with a dental crown.
As teeth are filled and refilled over the years, they will eventually reach a point where they can only be restored with a crown.
Support & Cover
Crowns help support bridges in place. They also cover dental implants, severely discolored teeth, and mis-shaped teeth.
The benefits of crowns are to help extend the life of the tooth and provide an esthetic pleasing smile.
If you desire is to have that beautiful smile that's uniform in color and shape, porcelain veneers may be your answer. This conservative approach allows for minimal loss of your own tooth structure that allows Dr. Lyashenko to improve the color, shape, and spacing of teeth in just a few short visits.
What are Dental Veneers?
Porcelain veneers mimic the light reflective properties of natural enamel on teeth and are resistant to stains.
They consist of a thin shell made from tooth-colored porcelain that fit over the teeth to cover cosmetic flaws.
Porcelain veneers are made from a mold of your teeth and then sized and fitted proportionately to the other teeth in your mouth.
They usually last anywhere from 12-25 years and rarely require any additional maintenance (outside of basic oral hygiene).
Porcelain veneers help hide imperfections such as dark internal staining, and close gaps in-between teeth.
Veneers are easy to maintain with long-lasting results. Regular brushing and flossing are required.
It is possible to bring back that younger more youthful smile quicker and less expensive than you think. Over the years, teeth exposed to coffee, tea, cigarette smoke and even red wine can be lightened conveniently from home in as little as a week.
We begin by taking impressions of your teeth which allows us to fabricate custom fit bleaching trays made just for you. This custom fit allows for optimal tooth to gel contact ensuring best whitening results.
What is Teeth Whitening?
A thin tray is filled with gel and placed over the teeth for one to several hours a day for up to four weeks.
This method is one of the most economical ways to enhance your smile.
Discuss the possible risks with your dentist before using an at-home bleaching system.
Be sure to visit your dentist for a thorough cleaning and examination before you decide to whiten your teeth.
Whitening products sold in stores come in one size and strength to fit all types of teeth.
Oak Street Dental will customize your whitening treatment based on your individual needs.