August 24, 2016
Think you’re stuck with an unattractive smile? Well, think again, Your smile can improve quickly and dramatically with cosmetic dentistry in Allen from Ryan Dental Group. Two cosmetic dental services which also strengthen tooth enamel are dental crowns and porcelain veneers. Because Dr. Michael Ryan and Dr. Laura Ryan are experts in prosthodontics and cosmetic dental treatments, they create smiles that compliment the individual and meet or exceed their his or her personal smile goals.
Dental Crowns in Allen
When a tooth sustains damage from an accident or extensive decay, or perhaps it has always had an odd shape that detracts from the rest of the smile, a dental crown may be in order. Made from high-grade dental ceramic, porcelain fused to metal or gold, dental crowns completely cover marred teeth.
Conferring a lifelike look, the dental crown shores up enamel from gum line to the top of the tooth. After digital X-rays and oral examination, Dr. Ryan decides if a crown is appropriate. If it is, he takes an oral impression and removes the damaged portion of the tooth. He sends a treatment plan to a trusted dental lab for fabrication of the crown.
Normally, he places a temporary crown to protect the tooth until the next visit. During the next appointment, the dentist removes the temporary crown and permanently cements the new crown in place. He ensures its fit, color and bite.
With good care, this beautiful and natural-looking restoration lasts for 10 years or more. Plus, dentists and patients like that crowns are versatile. They can cover dental implants and anchor fixed bridges for restorations that are durable and lasting.
Porcelain Veneers in Allen
Porcelain veneers are a true cosmetic dental improvement. Thin, tooth-shaped shells of fine dental ceramic, veneers cover the front of teeth that are deeply stained, chipped, fractured or have unusual shapes compared their neighbors. Veneers are bonded in place and are considered irreversible because the dentist removes ½ mm of enamel from the teeth to facilitate placement and comfort.
Digital imaging, photos and X-rays help create the individualized treatment plan. A master ceramist fabricates each veneer individually, coloring and shaping them according to a 3-dimensional model of the patient’s mouth. Patients may preview their new smiles so they know how veneers will look once placed.
Dr. Ryan cements the veneers in place with a special bonding adhesive, hardening it with a curing light. He can adjust the veneer color by changing the shade of the cement. Veneers are truly an artistic dental treatment.
Once in place, veneers are easy to take care of. The patient simply brushes twice a day with a low abrasive toothpaste and soft brush. He or she flosses daily and sees the dentist twice a year for check-ups and cleanings.
Smile Better Quickly
Typically, both crowns and veneers take 2 to 3 dental visits. You can have a new smile faster than you may have imagined when you go to Ryan Dental Group for a cosmetic dentistry consultation. These accomplished dentists also offer professional teeth whitening and composite resin bonding for a complete smile makeover. Contact the office today to arrange an appointment, and learn more.