A single broken, damaged, or decayed tooth can ruin the appearance of your whole smile. It can also cause considerable pain when chewing, and drinking hot or cold beverages. If you have several teeth in this condition, the problem is compounded. Crowning your tooth or teeth can end the pain, and prevent further damage, but you might not expect this to be an aesthetic improvement. Dr. Clint Bruyere, DDS, can provide you with a cosmetically flawless restoration using a dental porcelain crown. Longview area residents have been coming to him for dazzling dental work for nearly 30 years.
Porcelain is considered by many dental professionals to be the superior restorative material, for mimicking the appearance of natural teeth. The glasslike surface has the same reflective and luminescent qualities as natural dental enamel. It is also slightly translucent, just like your teeth. You may not even realize your teeth have subtle color variations and translucencies if you have never examined the surface closely. However, this is what gives your smiles its radiance – and this is what’s missing in noticeably false restorations.
Although dental porcelain is exceptionally strong, it can be brittle. Therefore, porcelain is not always the best option for back teeth, as they absorb most of the impact when you chew. Even on front teeth, where aesthetics matter the most, it can be easily fractured or broken. That is why Dr. Bruyere offers the newest, strongest, types of dental porcelain.
Empress® Esthetic and e.max® pressed porcelain are much stronger than traditional stacked porcelain, and just as aesthetic. Leucite reinforced porcelain, and zirconia with porcelain provide even more strength, without compromising appearance. For ultimate durability in a porcelain crown, it can be fused to a metal structure offering the best of both.
Dr. Bruyere is committed to providing every patient with the highest quality care and most aesthetic results. He continues incorporating the latest technology, and best available materials into his dental practice, and advancing his own knowledge with continuing education. When you need a functional, and beautiful, restoration, come to Clint Bruyere, DDS, and walk away with a dazzling smile!