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Achieve the smile you’ve always wanted with these simple yet effective restorations.
A smile is often one of the first things we notice about a person. So, what does your smile say about you? If it doesn’t say the things you hoped it would, thanks to some annoying imperfections, then our Moraga, CA, dentist Dr. Laura Halvorsen can certainly help turn it around with these cosmetic and restorative dental options:
Are you dealing with any of these issues?
- Discolorations in multiple teeth (that don’t respond to professional teeth whitening)
- Chips, cracks, breaks or fractures
- Gaps in teeth
- Twisted, crooked or overlapping teeth
- Worn down, short or uneven teeth (often the result from years of teeth grinding)
- Malformed teeth
- Unevenly spaced teeth or crowding
If you said “yes” to any of the above issues, then you are in luck. Dental veneers can hide these flaws to give you a smile that will be even and more radiant. How can they do this? Well, these very thin porcelain shells are bonded to the front of your teeth to hide all these problems.
Veneers can easily alter the shape, length or overall color of your smile in just a couple visits and with minimally invasive techniques.
On the other hand, there is some dental work out there that provides both restorative and cosmetic benefits. One of those restorations is a dental crown. These tooth-shaped restorations are tailor made to fit completely over one or more teeth. They can be used to protect a tooth that has been weakened by decay, an infection or by physical trauma. By placing the crown over the tooth it now becomes its new permanent outer layer that is stronger and more resilient.
Of course, crowns can also be used for other purposes. Perhaps you also have a tooth that is severely discolored, malformed or has other severe aesthetic imperfections. If this is the case, then our Moraga, CA, cosmetic dentist may actually recommend getting a dental crown to improve the health and appearance of your tooth.
Crowns can also be used to support a dental bridge (to replace missing teeth) or can be used to cover a dental implant to replace a single missing tooth.
Here in Moraga, CA, Dr. Laura Halvorsen is dedicated to giving you a beautiful, healthy smile. If you want to find out how cosmetic or restorative dentistry can help you then call our office today.