At Southern Dental Care, patients regularly come to us looking to fix tooth damage in New Orleans. At our Westbank offices, we happily offer these patients some of the best bridge, crown and veneer services in town. Our goal as a dental team is to make sure that patients can make the most of their smile, because this city is filled with so many reasons to smile big.
How Can You Fix Tooth Damage in New Orleans?
Bridges, crowns, and veneers are able to help patients with damaged teeth in many different ways. Upon consulting one of our certified dentists, you’ll learn which option is the best one for you. In short, bridges are great for patients who need a restored smile and aided ability to chew and speak. Crowns provide tooth protection to patients who experience tooth crack and decay. Veneers, while less widely known, are a great solution for those who have discolored teeth from stains, or those with misaligned teeth.
What Makes Veneers, Crowns, and Bridges Different?
Bridges: These serve to bridge the gaps created by one or more missing teeth. Bridges are made up of two or more crowns, that sit on either side of the gaps. They are made of materials such as gold, silver, alloys, porcelain, and sometimes a combination of all these materials. Both natural teeth and dental implants can support bridges.
Crowns: Dental crowns are essentially a cap that sit on top of a patient’s damaged tooth. These help cover up a tooth by restoring it to its shape, size, and strength to improve its overall appearance. Crowns are made of materials including: porcelain, metals, ceramic, and often a combination of all three. Crowns made of resin are usually less expensive, but we like to urge our patients not to get them as these kind wear down easily from use.
Veneers: Sometimes known as “porcelain laminates,” veneers are a very thin, custom-made shell that sit over the front surface of a patient’s damaged teeth. These veneers are colored to match the color of a patient’s damaged tooth. When installed, veneers are bonded and shaped to the front of teeth, helping change color, shape, size, or length. Veneers are either made out of porcelain or resin composites. Porcelain veneers are great at resisting stains, and are perfect at mimicking the light-reflecting properties of natural teeth. Resin veneers are also good because they’re thinner and require less removal of a patient’s tooth.
Contact Southern Dental Care Today!
If you’re looking to fix tooth damage in New Orleans, contact Southern Dental Care in Marrero, Louisiana today, we’ll happily assist you with your crown, bridge or veneer needs.