Dr. Arvind Baweja (the Dentist) in Jawahar Nagar, Jaipur holds immense popularity in the city for being a dental facility equipped with advanced dental equipment for better treatment of patients.
A smile is an integral part of the first impression we make. Cosmetic dentistry is very much about appearance – making teeth whiter, straighter or more even, gums that are a healthy rich color and smile that appeal. We will take into account your cosmetic and functional needs to help create a beautiful smile for you. Think of the last time you posed for a photograph. Did you flash your “pearly whites” or did you hide your teeth? If the look of your teeth is keeping you from feeling your best you will be glad to know there are simple solutions utilizing cosmetic dentistry and dental implants. Get the great smile you deserve. You don’t have to settle for teeth that are chipped, stained, crookedor have spaces between them.
Smile enhancement is aimd to restore the function and aesthetics of a patient’s mouth. A high level of skill, expertise and planning is paramount to achieving beautiful, natural looking and functional results that last. At ‘The Dentist’ when designing the look of your new smile we take into account factors such as your age, the shape of your face and the contour of your lips and gums. Our commitment is to work with you to achieve the smile you desire. With skilfully blending science and art, our office can “sculpt” a more attractive, pleasing Smile enhancement is aimed to restore the function and smile for you! You can enjoy the many benefits of cosmetic dentistry, the “art form” devoted to the enhancement of smiles. We will evaluate the health, and appearance of your teeth and gums and recommend the best treatment for you. If you have a dull smile with stains, crooked teeth, red gums, gaps, rough shaped or chipped teeth and uneven length, Dr. Arvind can utilize his skills to give you something to smile about.
Here is a list of just some of the procedures which we offer:
Composite and Porcelain Tooth Veneers
Tooth Colored Restorations
Tooth Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth Contouring and Reshaping
Tooth reshaping, or contouring, is one of few instant treatments now available in cosmetic dentistry. Dental reshaping and contouring is a procedure to correct crooked teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth or even overlapping teeth in just one session.
The dental contouring procedure can even be a substitute for braces under certain circumstances. It is also a procedure of subtle changes. A few millimeters of reduction and a few millimeters of tooth-colored laminate can create a beautiful smile when performed by us, with no discomfort to you. Tooth reshaping, or dental contouring, is commonly used to alter the length, shape or position of your teeth. We will take x-rays to evaluate the size and location of the pulp of each tooth to ensure that there’s enough bone between the teeth to support them. Then we will mark your teeth with a pencil prior to performing the procedure. This helps us in the sculpting process. As we sculpt the tooth, imperfections are artfully eliminating or minimized. A sanding drill may be used to remove small amounts of surface enamel gradually. Abrasive strips are then moved back and forth between your teeth to shape the actual sides of your teeth. Then the teeth are smoothed and polished. Usually anesthetic is not needed. Teeth contouring and reshaping usually takes one to three visits. Contouring teeth may also help correct small problems with bite.
Composite Dental Fillings
Composite resin dental fillings are alternative to traditional metal dental fillings to give a natural look to teeth, and are strong and durable. If you have a cavity in a tooth, broken fillings, mercury fillings or amalgam fillings, this type of dental filling is well worth discussing with us. We can easily remove mercury fillings or amalgam fillings and replace with far more attractive colored fillings. These fillings actually strengthen your tooth beyond the level it had with the amalgam fillings. Composite resins may also be used to enhance the Composite resins may also be used to enhance the appearance of any tooth, which is a tooth bonding procedure. The composite resin will strengthen and enhance the natural tooth structure as it does with use as a dental filling.
In the case of gingival recession we can see gap between teeth that doesn’t look esthetic and make your smile bad. One option in these cases is corrective surgery to regain your lost gingiva but in some cases to improve the smile gingival prosthesis is good option. Gingival prosthesis is artificial a gingiva which is made up of gingival color acrylic. Prosthesis can be placed and removed easily by you. Prosthesis also gives additional support to mobile tooth if any and no doubt, give (gives) you a good smile.
Dental Jewellery If your teeth are very nice but you desire to improve your beauty even more, you can decorate your teeth with a jewel. Your smile will be doubly impressive. This is most suitable for brides and ladies who want to be noticed. Be prepared that people can stare at you and will appreciate the beauty of your decorated smile.
Dental jewel is a special decoration which can be attached to your teeth without consequences. There are many shapes to choose from and come in the form of gems, gold, silver or gems. An assortment of colored crystals can also be added to the jewellery. Usually it is safe to have tooth jewellery but a thorough dental assessment is necessary beforehand. During the consultation with us you will choose the jewel and the tooth to which the jewel should be attached. We will certainly help you in choosing the best jewel suited to your smile.
Dental Implants Modern implant therapy
Dental implants are artificial teeth secured in the jaw that look, function and feel like natural teeth. Implants can be used to replace a single missing tooth, badly damaged teeth, unsightly and annoying partial dentures or bridgework, or for a full mouth reconstruction. Dental Implants have improved the lives of so many people – allowing them to eat, speak and smile with confidence knowing that their restorations are functional, aesthetic and secure. Implant Dentistry gives you a new lease on life.
How it works?
Implants are made from titanium, a material that is well tolerated by bone and integrates easily with bone tissue. These are anchored into a pre-drilled socket in the jaw-bone to support a crown, bridge or secure a denture firmly in place. During the placement of a dental implant the goal is to achieve a close contact between the outer surface of the implant and the surrounding bone tissue so they can “fuse” together creating a stable support for the new teeth.
Are you suitable for Implants?
There are some basic requirements in regard to suitability for implant dentistry (remove). We will need to assess your teeth, jaw structure and bone density and your desired outcome before commencing with any surgery. We will also ensure that the surrounding teeth are rehabilitated and any existing gum disease or problems are treated before implantation takes place. Important factors for long term success include the maintenance of excellent oral hygiene and regular dental check ups.
How long do Dental Implants Take to Complete?
After assessing your suitability for dental implants, we can commence implantation. This appointment may take 1 – 2 hours, depending on the difficulty of the procedure and the number of implants. Once implanted, the titanium screw/fixture is allowed to ‘weld’ or fuse with the surrounding bone – a process which can take 3 – 6 months. Once the implant fixture has reached a satisfactory state of fusion, a dental crown can be fitted over the implant to replace the missing tooth.
Denture stabilization and replacement with Implants
Denture stabilization with implants helps restoring chewing ability as well as preventing or reversing the long term problems of denture wear. Another option for dentures is to get rid of them altogether, replacing them with a fully fixed and beautiful smile held securely by dental implants. At ‘The Dentist’ we utilize the latest in dental implant technology to replace teeth that have been lost, either by trauma, tooth decay or gum disease. We guarantee the best success rate at competitive price.
Dentures are removable false teeth attached to a plastic called acrylic or metal called cobalt. There are two main types of Dentures: full and partial. Dentures can be made to closely resemble your natural teeth so that little change in appearance will be noticeable. Dentures will improve the look of your smile and help fill out the appearance of your face and profile. Dentures improve chewing ability and speech while providing support for facial muscles.
Using only high quality materials, the latest technology and clinical techniques we ensure that your new dentures will be made without compromise. This will enhance chewing function and restore you with a natural smile. At ‘The Dentist’ we will work with you to determine the best form of Denture treatment for your individual needs. In order to make a denture we will take an impression of the jaw and any remaining teeth using a special flexible material. We will also determine the color and shape of the artificial teeth and the relationship between jaws.
Live well with new dentures
Comfort: Allow yourself time to get used to a new denture, even if you have worn one before.
Eating: You will need to learn to “balance” placement of food because dentures may tip up or place excessive force on areas of the gums. If you have not worn a denture before your gums may feel sore as they adjust to their new roles in eating. Avoid eating sticky food, sharp or hard foods. Cut food into small pieces and try to chew on both sides of the mouth at the same time. Start out with soft food and add other foods as you learn to adjust.
Speech: Your tongue and cheek muscles will need time to get used to holding your denture in place as you speak. Try practicing in front of a mirror. Initially you may produce lots of saliva but this will subside as your mouth gets use to the denture. If your dentures “click” when you talk try talking more slowly.
Soreness: If soreness occurs call us for an appointment. We will see where the sore area is in your mouth to adjust your denture. You may need to leave your denture out if the soreness is excessive.
Denture cleaning and maintenance
Cleaning: Dentures need regular cleaning like normal teeth. A soft tooth brush or cloth will be useful for cleaning both. Clean your dentures after each meal. Don’t use abrasives or strong chemicals or hot water.
Breakage: Dentures are easy to break if dropped. Always be very careful when you take them out to clean them. Stand over a folded towel or basin of water when removing and handling the dentures. Don’t glue broken pieces of dentures back together as this can damage the denture and may make it impossible to repair.
Rest: We will advise you on what is best for your individual circumstances but often it is best to leave dentures out at night to allow your gums to rest. Initially with a new denture we will probably advise you to leave the denture in all the time so you get use to it. When you leave your dentures out, place them in water so they don’t dry. Dentures that are allowed to dry up may warp.
Denture adhesive: A denture adhesive can provide additional retention for well-fitting dentures. A poorly fitting dentures will cause problems so see the dentist if your denture doesn’t fit well.
Dentures replacement: Your mouth will change naturally over time. Bone and gum can shrink or recede and your jaws may align differently. Loose dentures can contribute to additional health problems. In these conditions a new denture can improve facial features.
Dental appointments: Regular check ups are still important with dentures and are most important if you have a partial denture.
Immediate dentures are inserted at the same appointment as the removal of teeth. In order to allow this we need to take moulds of the mouth during a previous visit. The advantage of this denture is that the wearer doesn’t have to go without teeth after the teeth are removed. The disadvantage is that bone and gums shrink over time, especially in the initial 3 months after teeth removal. The shrinkage will result in the denture becoming less well fitting and usually the denture will need to have its fitting surface “relined” or “rebased” after this period of time.
We ‘The Dentist’ assure you to provide with quality well fitting dentures that will look great and function well. We promise we will not finish anything until you absolutely love the look of your new dentures.
The anxiety that accompanies oral surgery is understandableespecially wisdom teeth extraction. But with our care you can rest assured of a skilled, gentle and compassionate approach. Many procedures done in a general dental office are considered oral surgery and patients that require such procedures are booked for the procedure without the inconvenience.
The most recognized form of oral surgery is tooth extraction. Reasons for tooth extraction can range from:
Impacted or partially erupted wisdom teeth.
Teeth beyond repair either from tooth decay, root fracture, or trauma.
Primary teeth that have failed to fall out, preventing the eruption of permanent teeth.
Orthodontic treatment plans may require the removal of some teeth to achieve the optimum result.
Wisdom Teeth Removal:
The most common oral surgical procedure is the removal of wisdom teeth. Around our late teens or early twenties, our wisdom teeth (or third molars) begin to erupt. In many cases, however, the jaw is not large enough to accommodate them and they become impacted remaining either fully or partially under the gum. Impacted teeth can cause several further complications including infection, crowding, damage to adjacent teeth, cysts, and other diseases. It is sometimes sensible to remove problematic wisdom teeth before symptoms or complications arise. We assure that you will receive completely pain-free experience whilst resting assured of our unique skills and set-up in this special area of dental surgery.
Corrective Jaw Surgery
Common reasons for jaw surgery are:
TMJ or temporomandibular joint pain and dysfunction caused by trauma or deformation.
Major or minor trauma.
Malocclusion or incorrect bite.
Clenching, or grinding of the teeth causing excessive tooth wear.
Difficulty in chewing, eating, opening and closing the mouth, or talking.
Incorrect jaw position and un-proportioned facial appearance.
Implant Surgery, Gum Surgery, Bone Grafting and Sinus Surgery
See our Implants page for more information about replacing your missing or diseased teeth with dental implants.
The gum and bone around our teeth play a crucial role in the long term stability, strength, and appearance of our teeth – whether they are natural teeth or dental implants. That is why in some more advanced cases of natural tooth or implant restoration, gum surgery or bone grafting/regeneration procedures may be required to create ideal, attractive and long-lasting results.
Our special training and experience, the use the most advanced biologic materials and state of the art equipments ensure your comfort and safety. We perform our work in a conservative and comfortable way that minimizes any post-operative discomfort.
Detection and Treatment of Diseases
We are highly skilled when it comes to detecting oral cancer, as the signs of this devastating disease typically go unnoticed and are not easily detected. If we discover something suspicious in an area of the mouth, face, neck or jaw that may have an underlying problem, a biopsy may be preformed to further diagnose a possible condition. A biopsy is usually a surgical procedure that is used to remove a piece of tissue in an area of the body that is suspected as being diseased.
Have you always wanted beautiful, straight teeth and have never been happy with the crooked, misaligned teeth you see in the mirror each day?
Then you should consider having your teeth straightened with Orthodontic treatment. At ‘The Dentist’ Dr. Arvind can help you to increase your self-esteem, confidence and facial appearance by positioning your teeth properly by orthodontics treatment. Orthodontics is a great way to increase your self-
confidence, improve your dental health and create a beautiful smile you can share with everyone that you meet.
Orthodontics may be required if :
Not enough space for all your teeth to fit in your mouth
Your teeth bit into places that will damage other teeth or your mouth in the longer term
Misaligned or crooked teeth
Malocclusion or bad bite
Some of the treatments we offer include:
Habit and thumb sucking correctors
Orthopaedic and functional jaw growth appliances
Fixed braces (silver and ceramic)
Alignment of your teeth
The final position of teeth is usually determined by genetics and also factors such as tongue, lips and habits we might develop like thumb sucking. Crowded teeth, extra and missing teeth, and teeth that may have erupted wrong positions or jaws that are out of alignment can lead to wrong positioning of individual teeth and the relationship of the teeth to each other and to the jawbone in which they are held.
You may also be surprised to learn that straight teeth are less prone to decay, gum disease and injury. When teeth are properly aligned, they are easier to clean – enabling decay causing plaque to be removed. As for injuries to teeth, protruding upper teeth are more likely to be broken in an accident. When they are realigned into the correct position, the risk of fracture is decreased significantly. Orthodontic treatment can be carried out by braces, which are bonded to the teeth or in simpler cases by wearing a plate that can be removed by the patient.
Age at which you can have orthodontics treatment
Early treatment : From about 7- 9 year olds. This is often treatment that attempts to influence or affect bone growth e.g. palatal dividers or expansion.
Teenage treatment : Most people are able to start orthodontic treatment once the last baby teeth are lost. This varies from about the ages of 11 years to 16 years. Often this treatment involves a person with teeth that are too big to fit into their mouth neatly. Usually braces are used.
Adult treatment : Often treatment for adults is longer and more uncomfortable than for children. Because bone growth has slowed down severe problems may involve jaw surgery and braces. Don’t be “put off” seeking treatment because braces can often correct minor irregularities that annoy adults for life. Adult orthodontic treatment can include the up righting to teeth so successful bridgework can be competed the close a gap made by extractions.
How orthodontic treatment works?
During your first visit to ‘The Dentist’ Dr. Arvind will examine your teeth, mouth and face. He will answer any questions you may have about your orthodontic health and treatment and we will get to know you. Detailed records will be taken including photos of your teeth and face, models of the jaws and x-rays of your teeth, jaws and jaw joints. It is very important to have the jaw functioning correctly before straightening of your teeth is started.
At second visit, Dr Arvind will outline the treatment plan that he has prepared for you. Included in this treatment plan will be your varying treatment options and the treatment times involved. Dr Arvind will be happy to discuss any questions you may have regarding your proposed treatment plan. The process will be a gradual subtle movement over a period of time.
Constant light force moves teeth through bone.
Teeth can move through the bone they sit in. Bone can change shape and be remoulded. Teeth are harder than bone. As long as you don’t push a tooth hard enough to break/snap it, then the bone will dissolve out of the tooth way and reform as the tooth move.
The most common way to apply force to a tooth is by using wires that have a ‘memory’. The wire is bent and connected to a tooth. As the wire straightens to the shape it “remembers” the tooth moves with it.
Teeth can move it a fixed plastic mould is worn to place constant pressure on the teeth. To move the teeth in complex ways a series of plastic moulds are made and worn in succession.
During your treatment we will continue to care for your teeth by having a Preventive Care appointment. If your teeth are not professionally cleaned and examined twice a year you will develop serious tartar build up on the teeth and staining around the brackets which can affect the end result when your braces are removed. ’The Dentist’ promises to achieve the optimal result at competitive prices. We will help you to achieve a beautiful straight smile of which you are both proud and confident.
Prevention is the best cure
Whether you’ve been blessed with great dental health or have a history of extensive dental treatment, your dental health is best maintained with regular preventive dental examinations and care. Recent research has discovered the links between dental problems and systemic conditions such as heart disease, high blood pressure, stroke, diabetes, intestinal cancer and premature or low birth-weight births.
We encourage you to undergo regular hygiene reviews to ensure that any potential problems are prevented or at worst, nipped in the bud before they lead to more complex problems. Regular dental check-ups are the key to maintaining good oral health and addressing any issues that may arise.
We are happy to serve you
If you choose to visit us for your regular oral hygiene visit with us we can offer attractive discount on your future treatment if need arises and will educate your kids free of cost. At each visit we will carefully analyze your full mouth and give the most appropriate advice to assist in keeping your teeth and gums healthy for life. This can help prevent many of the problems that lead to decay and tooth loss, and is important in the early diagnosis and treatment of gum disease.
RCT (Root Canal Therapy)
If the nerves and blood vessels of a tooth have been irreparably damaged, rather than extracting the tooth, we may attempt to save it by undertaking root canal therapy. At ‘The Dentist’ each decision on whether or not to do root canal treatment is made on an individual basis. This takes into account the patients’ general health status at the time, reviewing that decision at each check up and deciding what the implications are of the alternatives to RCT.
If we have suggested root canal therapy, then it is important to have the treatment started as soon as possible. An infection that is allowed to continue, will likely result in the formation of an abscess. This will lead to the destruction of the underlying bone tissue and may make it impossible to save the tooth. In addition, the infection can spread to the adjacent teeth and could result in blood poisoning, fever, facial and neck swelling and a general feeling of unwell.
Why Root canal therapy is required?
Inside every tooth is the dental pulp, which consists of nerves and blood supply. Its main role is in the growth of the tooth. It also helps detect changes in temperature. The pulp may become inflamed and die. This usually occurs as a result of decay and/or trauma. This can sometimes be painful (acute pulpitis or abscess) or can occur without any pain at all and go on for years undetected (chronic periapical abscess) until it becomes painful or is detected from X-ray examination.
When the pulp dies, dead tissue sits inside the tooth (gangrene) and because there is no blood supply to fight the bacteria and toxins, this reservoir of infection remains inside the tooth. A root canal treatment attempts to clean out the inside of the tooth.
Benefits of Root canal therapy
Root canal therapy involves the various procedures used by us to save the tooth from having to be pulled, by removing the infected or diseased pulp from the tooth. In simple terms, the pulp chamber and root canals of the tooth are cleaned, sterilized, and sealed to prevent recontamination of the root canal system.
There are several advantages of root canal therapy:
The tooth is not removed leaving an empty space, which if left empty would cause teeth next to or opposite the empty space to begin shifting from their normal position. Shifting can cause teeth to become crooked or crowded, causing alignment problems that may eventually result in even more teeth being lost.
Your natural tooth has been retained maintaining the normal cosmetic appearance of your teeth.
Eliminates the need to have a replacement tooth (bridge) put in place of the removed tooth. Bridges are normally expensive and may also require extensive work on adjacent teeth for retention of the bridge.
Time required for root canal therapy
Root canal therapy typically requires a series of appointments. At the first appointment, we drill a small hole through the top of the tooth, and remove the infected pulp tissue. The pulp chamber and the root canals are then cleaned out and sterilized to remove all of the bacteria and infection products.
If there is an abscess, then we may place a temporary seal on the tooth, provide you with antibiotics and schedule a follow-up appointment. During the next appointment, we use small instruments to clean any remaining bacteria and widen the canals of the tooth and prepare them for the final stage of the root canal therapy. Finally the canals are filled and obturated with a plastic material and sealant cement.
Strengthening tooth after root canal therapy
A tooth without nerve and blood supply dries out and becomes brittle and needs to be strengthened. The tooth often requires a crown for strength.
Basic concerns of the patient
Individuals undergoing root canal therapy for the first time usually have great apprehension and many concerns: Is the procedure painful, will this tooth have to be extracted later, how long will the tooth last, will it turn black etc. From the patient’s standpoint, it is easy to see how these concerns would exist. Normally the procedure is painless; we will use local anesthesia prior to starting to work on the tooth.
Most restored teeth will last as long as your natural vital teeth. The reason for this is that as long as the roots of the endodontically treated tooth are properly nourished by the surrounding tissues, your tooth will remain healthy. It is somewhat of a paradox in that most people think that a root canalled tooth is a dead tooth. However, it is not a “dead tooth” as long as the roots of the tooth are embedded in healthy surrounding tissues that bathe the external surface and offer it nutrition.
For this same reason, it is seldom that a tooth will turn black. If appearance does become a prime concern, the tooth may be bleached or veneered (having a porcelain or composite facing placed over it). Most often, retention of the tooth and bleaching, veneering, or crowning are preferable to extraction and replacement with a prosthetic appliance (artificial tooth).
Alternatives to Root Canal Treatment
The alternative to root canal treatment is to extract the tooth and thoroughly curette the extraction site. When a tooth is extracted it should be replaced to maintain the harmony and balance of the teeth and jaw. The alternatives have there own potential problems and often may involve more extensive and expensive treatments. These include removable partial dentures, fixed bridge work and dental implants.
A beautiful vibrant smile is an asset everyone desires, which can now be easily attained through our advanced system of Teeth Whitening. Teeth whitening is the process of removing stains and discolouration from teeth and improving their colour through a bleaching process to make them look whiter. Teeth Whitening is the quickest and most effective way to enhance the appearance of your smile and will give your smile a new lease on life.
Color of your teeth
The thickness of the enamel and its opacity help determine the colour of your teeth as it determines how much of the inner yellow dentine color shows through. The part of the tooth closed to the gum is the darkest as the enamel is thinnest at this point. Baby teeth are lighter than permanent teeth. There is a genetic reason for this. It makes parents tell their children that they should be cleaning their teeth better in the crucial age of 6 – 8 years. Once all the permanent teeth have erupted the contrast is no longer present.
Ask us to show you the large range of colours we can select from when making an artificial tooth – such as a crown. You will be quite surprised in the range of ‘normal.’
Reasons of darker teeth are:
External stains: May be caused by medications, tea, coffee, colas, red wine, smoking and even extended periods in the swimming pool.
Thinning of the enamel: May be caused by age and excessive tooth brushing (too little brushing will cause gum problems and external staining).
Drugs: Some antibiotics taken when the teeth are forming cause an internal
layer of the tooth to become quite darkly coloured.
Make your teeth white and shining
Come and see us for a complete dental examination and ask us about whitening of your teeth. External stains may be removed by our professional cleaning. Options for tooth whitening can include: renewing white fillings, veneers, crowns, whitening gels and bleaching. Bleaching will be great for lots of people but we really need to discuss aspects of it. Bleaching is not recommended for pregnant or lactating women, children under the age of 14 years or smokers. If your teeth are lacking that brilliant white and sparkle, then teeth whitening can instantly brighten your smile; taking years off your age and removing staining and discoloration.
VENEERS, CROWNS & BRIDGES
Composite and Porcelain Tooth Veneers
Often an alternative to crowns, veneers are very thin pieces of specially-shaped porcelain or plastic that are glued over the front of your teeth with little or no anesthesia needed. They are the cure for teeth that are severely discolored, chipped, have small holes or pits, misshapen or crooked, or for the correction of unwanted or uneven spaces.
In some cases some part of the tooth will need to be removed, which may
increase the risk of trauma to the tooth. Veneers are created from an impression taken at ‘The Dentist’. Your custom veneer is then glued directly onto your tooth. Typically costing less than crowns, veneers won’t stain, making veneers a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect smile. Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years, and come in colors that will brighten dark teeth without the worry of them changing color.
In your first appointment, it is important to initially discuss with us that you will want to “try in” your veneers with temporary cement that is the same color cement as will be used for the permanent attachment. During this “try-in” phase, be sure to look at your veneers in natural light in addition to the office light. Teeth are prepared for veneers by lightly buffing to allow for the small added thickness of the veneer. Veneers are thin like contact lenses, and will usually only need tooth reduction of 0.5mm to 1.0mm. If a drastic change is being made for the result you want, reduction may be 1.0mm to 2.0mm. A mold is taken of the teeth, from which the veneers are modeled after. Temporary veneers will be placed and worn until your permanent veneers are ready. While wearing the temporary veneers, advise us of any adjustments or changes you would like made, such as in shape or size. These changes will be translated into your permanent veneers.
The color cannot be changed after the veneers are adhered to your teeth. The tooth is then cleansed with chemicals to achieve a durable bond. Once the glue is between the veneer and your tooth, a light beam is used to harden the glue/cement.
Dental crowns are restorations that protect damaged, cracked or broken down teeth. A crown strengthens your existing damaged tooth so as to preserve its functionality. Dental crowns are also commonly known as caps because a crown sits over your existing tooth covering the entire outer surface analogous to how a cap would cover your head.
Crowns are necessary:
If your tooth has undergone significant decay and there is not enough tooth structure remaining to support a filling or an inlay and maintain functionality.
If a large portion of your tooth has fractured and it cannot be built up using traditional restorative techniques.
If you have a large cavity, a crown offers additional protection to your tooth over a large composite filling or an inlay.
If you have had a dental implant to replace a missing tooth, a crown will be fitted to the abutment of the titanium implant.
Following root canal treatment a crown is often needed to strengthen the tooth.
If you grind your teeth and have a poor diet, acid erosion may reduce your teeth to a point where the only option available is to crown them.
For cosmetic reasons to improve the aesthetics of your smile, you may opt for all porcelain cosmetic crowns.