The term cosmetic dentist is really a misnomer, while cosmetic dentists do perform services that aesthetically enhance the look of your teeth and smile they also provide services that protect your teeth and bring them back to full functionality. In essence cosmetic dentists protect and enhance your teeth while improving their appearance. Our Oakland NJ dentist at Wayne Dental Care has been practicing high quality cosmetic as well as general and restorative dentistry for over 25 years in our state-of-the-art office.
Two techniques that our practice uses that have both aesthetic and restorative components are crowns and veneers, each serves to protect the teeth and restore them while enhancing the appearance of your smile. Our Oakland NJ dentist uses crowns for a number of specific purposes that will restore the functionality of an injured or decayed tooth or to replace missing teeth. Also called caps, crowns are porcelain tops that are fabricated to go over the existing remains of a tooth. When tooth is severely decayed or chipped or cracked our doctor will remove that decay, or smooth our the crack and place a crown on top of it to provide a new chewing surface while protecting the underlying tooth. Part of the original tooth will usually have to be removed to make room for the crown. Crowns will also be used to protect teeth that have had root canal treatments. Crowns are used on top of dental implants to form a replacement tooth for one that is missing. If several teeth in a row are missing crowns are used to suspend a bridge between adjacent teeth. Crowns look, feel and function like natural teeth.
Veneers are thin layers of specifically shaped porcelain that fit over the front of your teeth. Our Oakland NJ dentist uses veneers to cover up cracks, chips, misshapen teeth or teeth that have been stained. These custom-made shells can change the appearance of the teeth and improve their functionality without the hassle and cost of crowns for minor repairs. If you have problems with your teeth or smile contact our office and see what cosmetic dentistry can do to help you.