If you worry about your dental work looking natural, then you need to talk to us about our use of porcelain for our crowns and veneers. We use porcelain because it is the most natural-looking substance that closely resembles the color and hardness of your original teeth. Two procedures where it is most beneficial are for dental crowns and dental veneers.
Typically, veneers are requested when someone wants to hide imperfections to their smile—specifically the teeth in front that are most visible. Our dentist will roughen the surface enamel of the offending tooth (or teeth) and apply a bonding agent. Then, thin porcelain fronts are cemented to the outward facing side, effectively covering any unappealing issues. Common reasons why people get veneers are for discoloration, misshapen teeth, or teeth that for some reason (overcrowding, inclination) do not have a pleasing appearance.
Dental crowns are a bit more complicated. They are needed when the tooth has been compromised by decay (or dental work to remove the decay) and need a full cover (or cap) to give what is remaining some structural support. In this case, the original tooth is grinded down to become a base post upon which the porcelain crown will rest—after a bonding agent is applied, of course.
The nice thing about using porcelain, is that both procedures will result in an aesthetically pleasing look that will be virtually indistinguishable from natural teeth.
If you would like to speak to our dentist about porcelain crowns or veneers, call Dr. Rafah Abdelmonem and our helpful team at American Dental Center Homestead. Phone: 305-247-8823. Make an appointment or come by our office in Homestead, Florida.