Posts for category: Cosmetic Dentistry
How dental crowns from your dentist in Westminster, Colorado can make your smile strong and beautiful
There are lots of things that can weaken your smile. Aging and everyday wear-and-tear can lead to a worn-down smile. Even large, old fillings can weaken teeth by separating teeth into sections, which are more prone to fracture when you bite down.
The good news is, dental crowns can restore your damaged teeth, making your smile whole again. Dr. Alexander W. Smith at The Family Dentist in Westminster, Colorado offers a wide range of dental services, including dental crowns to make your smile strong and beautiful.
Dental crowns provide the best protection possible against fracture or breakage because they cover the entire visible surfaces of your teeth. When you bite down or chew with a dental crown, the stress and pressure are spread out evenly across the surface of your tooth, protecting your tooth from breaking.
Dental crowns also improve the look of your smile. Your damaged teeth will appear whole again. Large metal fillings that may look unsightly, can be replaced with a more natural-looking, more protective dental crown.
You can choose from a variety of materials for your dental crown. Full gold crowns used to be the standard because of their strength and durability, but they don’t look natural.
Porcelain has become a more widely used material because of its important benefits:
- Porcelain reflects light, just like natural tooth enamel
- Porcelain resembles tooth enamel, so when a porcelain crown is placed, it is virtually indistinguishable from a natural tooth
- Porcelain is stain-resistant, so your new porcelain crowns will stay white and beautiful for years
When you have crowns placed on your back teeth, it’s important to have as much strength as possible. That’s why back teeth are often crowned with a porcelain-fused-to-metal crown, also known as a PFM crown. These crowns combine the strength of a metal underlay with the beauty of porcelain.
Dental crowns can restore your damaged teeth and also provide enhanced beauty to your smile. To find out more about the benefits of dental crowns, call Dr. Alexander W. Smith at The Family Dentist in Westminster, Colorado. You can reach him at (303) 427-8690, so call today!
Even if you have perfectly straight, healthy teeth, both stains and discolorations can ruin an otherwise beautiful smile. After all, a good oral hygiene routine can fall short in the face of dietary and lifestyle factors such as smoking, medications, and the natural aging process, all of which can diminish your smile over time. A professional teeth whitening treatment is the perfect antidote to surface stains and discolorations. Dr. Alexander Smith, a cosmetic dentist in Westminster, CO, offers cosmetic dentistry services to help you maintain a beautiful, healthy smile at any age—read on to learn what professional teeth whitening can do for you
Professional Teeth Whitening Services from our Westminster Office
These treatments deliver dramatic and lasting results, while also protecting your gums and tooth enamel in the process. The results are different for everyone, but in many cases, the results of a professional teeth whitening treatment can last for as many as five years.
Types of Dental Stains
There are a couple of things that can stain your teeth and dull your smile over time. One of the most common sources is through the food and drinks that come into direct contact with your teeth. Surface whitening treatments and bleaching work best on these types of stains; but they don't work on all types of stains. Dr. Smith will perform a comprehensive dental exam and recommend the best option to whiten and improve your smile. In addition to professional teeth whitening treatments, cosmetic bonding, crowns, and porcelain veneers are also available to cover damaged teeth.
Interested? Give our Westminster Office a Call
For more information about how a professional teeth whitening treatment can transform and improve your smile, contact The Family Dentist today by calling (303) 427-8690 to schedule an appointment with your cosmetic dentist, Dr. Smith.