Dr. Clint Bruyere, DDS of Longview understands how important the appearance of the smile can be for patients who are in high powered careers or situations where aesthetics are incredibly important. This is why he works with patients to develop a beautiful smile makeover plan to improve the appearance of the natural teeth in a way that not only looks attractive but natural. Cosmetic dentistry allows Dr. Clint Bruyere, DDS to dramatically transform smiles in an affordable manner, and starts by developing a treatment plan.
A smile makeover is a complete rejuvenation of the smile. Some patients may benefit from just one treatment to enhance their smiles, while others will enjoy a variety of services to make dramatic changes. Each treatment plan is custom-designed for each individual situation, and in many cases, dental crowns may be a part of this developed solution.
Dental crowns are used to cover up natural teeth in need of repair or restoration. Crowns are used over dental implants to act as a false tooth and restore the smile. Crowns may also be bonded over natural teeth that have been prepared to cover or “cap” the tooth for protection and strength. Imperfections such as trauma, breakage, or staining may also be disguised with dental crowns, and these same restorations can be bonded to false teeth to fabricate a dental bridge. Crowns are incredibly versatile and many patients may find that a dentist may recommend them in their smile makeover treatment plan.
Dr. Clint Bruyere, DDS of Longview fabricates dental crowns to ensure they are beautiful and precise. Patients must have their teeth prepared for their placement, and this often includes the removal of a thin portion of enamel. Impressions are taken of these teeth and the molds are mailed to a ceramist in an outside laboratory along with specific dentist instructions regarding the final shape, size, and color of the new dental crown. In just a few weeks, patients return back to the practice of Dr. Clint Bruyere, DDS to have their new crowns placed for years of repair. Patients are also advised on how to care for their new restorations to ensure longevity.