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"Straightening" teeth with porcelain veneers and dental crowns.

Treating a cosmetic case often boils down to choosing one of two basic methods. Should procedures...

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Fixing a small cavity, rebuilding worn teeth.

The most detracting aspect of this person's smile is the dark spot on their upper right tooth. And while that, no...

a) Worn teeth / Bruxism - This smile has the characteristic wear pattern of a person who grinds their teeth. You can literally visualize how the smooth surfaces and notches of the biting edges of the upper and lower teeth fit together. b) Dental crowns - As this case outlines, unless this grinding habit can be controlled, dental crowns offer the only hope for a lasting outcome.

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Rebuilding front teeth that have worn excessively.

This digital smile makeover gives an example of how dental crowns might be used to rebuild and restore the...

a) Worn teeth - The upper teeth of this smile show wear, likely due to a habit of tooth grinding. b) Crowns - As this makeover explains, the extensive nature of this wear and resulting fragile status of the teeth means that dental crowns (and the strength characteristics they offer) would make the best choice.

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Replacing a damaged front tooth using a dental implant.

This smile will soon be loosing a tooth. This person's dentist has determined that their upper right...

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Realigning and repairing worn teeth with dental crowns.

This person's front teeth, both top and bottom, show a great deal of wear. Most likely it's the result of...

a )Tooth wear - A person's malocclusion (in this case a deep vertical overbite) can place them at greater risk for tooth wear. b ) Dental crowns - As this makeover illustrates, crowns can be used to both rebuild damaged teeth and improve their apparent alignment.

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