Cosmetic dentistry is an expansion upon general dentistry, focusing specifically upon the aesthetic side of oral care. This means improving upon the appearance of your teeth, gums and mouth in general. There are many different procedures available which come under cosmetic dentistry each ranging from relatively simple procedures, to complex surgeries. We will take a look at these procedures within this article, and how they can affect you and your smile.
A crown is a type of artificial cap that is placed over the natural tooth to restore it back to its original functional purpose. Crowns are normally used to repair cracked or broken teeth, so that you don’t suffer from sensitivity, or left untreated a more serious dental problem. In addition crowns can also be used to improve the look of your tooth or teeth, if you have crooked or chipped teeth.
Zirconia crowns are normally used on people who have worn down teeth or have missing teeth. They not only improve the appearance of a gappy smile or uneven smile due to worn down teeth, but they also help with the functionality of the tooth or teeth. Zirconia Crowns are made up of a safe ceramic material and is also used for other medical purposes such as artificial joints due to its durability and strength.