Veneers Or Crowns

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Porcelain Laminate Veneers and Crowns are the successful and popular of all the options available for improving the look of your smile.

What Is Porcelain Laminate Veneer?

  • Porcelain-made translucent, thin laminates bonded to the front surface of a tooth are known as Porcelain laminate veneers.
  • These veneers enhance your smile with little or no discomfort to you.
  • These veneers are indistinguishable from natural teeth and are made individually according the patient’s needs.
  • Porcelain veneers are made to improve the shape, spacing, color of natural teeth.

What Are The Indications For Veneers?

  • Teeth with multiple fillings
  • Odd shaped, cracked, chipped teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Discolored teeth/ crooked teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Unsatisfactory shape, size and form of teeth

 What Are The Advantages Of Veneers?

Advantages:

  • minimal tooth preparation
  • short span for results
  • durable
  • feel completely natural
  • highly resistant to external staining

 

What Happens When I Go For A Veneer?

  • Your dentist will analyze your smile
  • Depending on tooth shaping, anesthesia will be required.
  • Minimal shaping of your teeth is done and an impression is then taken.

 Ceramic veneers take between 1-2 weeks to be made, during which your teeth may be fitted with temporary veneers to prevent sensitivity.

What Are The Post Treatment Care Instructions?

You should:

  • Brush and Floss regularly
  • Use a non abrasive toothpaste
  • Avoid any shearing force on front teeth
  • Go for regular check-ups

 

How Is A Crown Different From A Veneer?

A crown is known for covering the entire tooth unlike a veneer which covers the front surface of a tooth only.

A crown involves more shaping and prepping of the tooth structure.

It often leads to strengthening, weakening or broken tooth.

Crowns are extremely durable, aesthetic and are mostly used for the front and the back teeth in the mouth.

 

Indications for a Crown

  • Grossly/badly decayed teeth with large fillings / root canal treated teeth
  • Fractured teeth with little tooth structure left
  • Faulty bite
  • Worn down teeth
  • Mobile teeth
  • Missing tooth
  • Over an implant

 

 

 

EXCESSIVE TOOTH GRINDING

DO YOU GRIND YOUR TEETH?

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Teeth grinding is also known as bruxism. Let’s discuss about the grinding abnormally and their ill effects on teeth:

  1. What is bruxism actually?

 Bruxism is forcible grinding and clenching of the teeth, usually happens at night, during sleep. Those who suffer from bruxism may have a habit of biting their fingernails or pencils, or chew the insides of their cheeks.

  1. How common is it?

About half of adults grind their teeth at night, and about 20% people grind their teeth in a destructive way. Children also grind their teeth mainly in response to discomfort caused by colds, ear infections or allergies.

  1. What are the causes of bruxism?

 Bruxism probably is caused by emotional factors also such as daytime stress, anxiety, anger, pain and frustration. Certain sleep disorders can trigger grinding of the teeth as well. Those people who are competitive, aggressive may also be at greater risk for bruxism. Alcohol and some types of medications also contribute in making tooth grinding more worse.

  1. Why bruxism can be a serious problem?

 The enamel may become worn during normal chewing actions so the inside of the tooth is exposed. Over time, the worn out teeth may become sensitive due to exposed dentin, and your jaws may even move out of proper balance. If bruxism isn’t treated early enough, it can lead to gum damage, loss of teeth and restorations, jaw-related disorders, soreness and fatigue in your jaw and facial muscles, and earaches or headaches.