Crowns and Veneers

Give Your Tooth the Royal Treatment

A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that fits snuggly over the tooth, completely covering it. Crowns mimic the shape, color, strength and appearance of a tooth. Our cutting edge CEREC® equipment allows us to restore your damaged teeth without the waiting normally associated with traditional restorations.

CEREC® crowns are created in our office in a matter of hours, using a metal-free milling technique. The entire procedure can be completed in a couple hours so you can walk out of the appointment with a beautiful brand new tooth.

How to Know if You Need a Dental Crown
Dental Crowns May Be Needed If:
  • You have weak teeth (from decay or genetics)
  • To prevent teeth from breaking or cracking
  • You have teeth that are severely worn down or already broken
  • You need a large filling
  • You need a dental bridge to replace a missing tooth
  • Your teeth are misshapen or discolored
  • You have a root canal
The Benefits of a Crown Include:
  • Enhancing your appearance
  • Covering discolored teeth
  • Attaching a dental bridge
  • To protect a weak or cracked tooth
  • To cover a dental implant
  • To strengthen the teeth
  • To restore a tooth to its natural shape and size

If you think you may need a dental crown, please contact SLO Smiles today to schedule an appointment. We look forward to providing you with the royal treatment you deserve.

How to Get a Brilliant Smile Without Braces or Surgery

If you’re looking to transform your smile without the use of braces or surgery, porcelain veneers may be the answer. Porcelain veneers are a cosmetic dentistry procedure that involves wafer thin shells of tooth colored material designed to be placed over the surface of the teeth that show when you smile. Each custom made shell is bonded to the front of a tooth, which completely changes the tooth’s appearance, color, shape, size or length.

Veneers can be used to fix a variety of cosmetic dentistry issues:
  • Worn enamel
  • Rotated, uneven or short teeth
  • Permanent stains, such as those caused by antibiotics administered in childhood
  • Teeth that are dissimilar in color or contour

Porcelain veneers are designed to resist stains better than natural teeth and other restorations. Veneers appear natural because they mimic the way light reflects off of the surface of the teeth. Veneers can last a very long time if taken care of properly.

There are many benefits to porcelain veneers, including:
  • They look like your natural teeth
  • Highly resistant to coffee, tea or cigarette stains
  • They can be an alternative to time-consuming orthodontic treatment
  • Durable and long-lasting

Continuing to follow good oral hygiene procedures will also help to lengthen the lifespan of
your veneers. Continue to brush and floss twice daily, and maintain regular dental visits for
cleanings and examination.

If you have any questions, concerns, or would like to schedule an appointment, please contact
us today . We look forward to providing you with the personal care you deserve.

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