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At Azalea Dental, we pride ourselves on educating our patients about dental care so they can be an active participant in their own oral health.
As a patient, you have a right to be informed about your treatment. We make every effort to explain a procedure in enough detail for you to understand why it's important and how it can benefit your oral health.
But you may still have questions, and we've shared a few of those we hear most frequently. We're always here for you, so if you still need more information, please don't hesitate to contact our office.
Dental fillings are one of the greatest tools we have for maintaining the health of your smile. While they’re versatile, they were never meant to do everything!
Sometimes a tooth becomes so weak or damaged that there is not enough natural tooth structure left to even place a filling. This is where placing a new dental crown would be appropriate.
Dental crowns are a type of restoration that completely encases your natural tooth right to the gum line. Crowns can be made using a variety of materials. But many of our patients choose porcelain because it is the most realistic and natural looking.
A porcelain crown strengthens the tooth, restoring your ability to chew and use the tooth normally. Since it acts as a covering for the damaged tooth, it also improves the tooth’s appearance.
At Azalea Dental, we’re pleased to offer our patients the convenience of CEREC crowns. These revolutionary new crowns can be completed from start to finish during just one appointment at our Summerville dental office. You don’t have to deal with messy impressions, multiple injections, return visits to our office, or the nuisance of dealing with a temporary crown!
Do You Need a Crown?
Crowns are effective dental restorations that have been in use for decades. If you would like to learn more about CEREC crowns at Azalea Dental, please give us a call. We will be happy to arrange a convenient consultation.
Dental bonding is a cosmetic procedure used to improve the smile's appearance by hiding dental flaws and imperfections with a special bonding material. This material is made of tooth-colored resin and is directly applied to the teeth. The resin can be formed to any size and shape to improve the appearance of underlying teeth. Once the desired look is achieved, the bonding material is hardened and polished for a complete smile transformation.
Call Our Summerville, SC Dental Office To Learn More
If you think dental bonding is the right dental procedure for you call Azalea Dental today! Our entire dental team is thrilled to meet you and start your smile journey!
Both dental bonding treatment and porcelain veneers can enhance the smile by masking dental flaws, like tooth discoloration, irregularly shaped teeth, and gaps between the teeth, making them a great option for improving the smile's appearance. Although they may be used to address similar dental issues, there are some differences to be aware of when deciding which treatment is right for your needs. They include:
- Materials used: The biggest difference between dental bonding and porcelain veneers are the materials used. Porcelain veneers are made of porcelain molded from impressions of the teeth. Dental bonding treatment uses a soft tooth-colored resin that is applied and shaped directly on the teeth.
- Treatment time: Because porcelain veneers are made from impressions of the teeth, treatment takes longer than dental bonding. Porcelain veneers typically require two dental appointments whereas dental bonding treatment may be completed in a single visit.
- Tooth preparation: The teeth are prepared differently before porcelain veneers treatment or dental bonding can take place. With dental bonding, the surface of the teeth is made porous through the application of a special solution. This helps the bonding material adhere to the teeth. With porcelain veneers, a thin layer of the enamel is removed from the teeth to make room for the porcelain veneers to sit evenly over the teeth.
- Long-term results: Both treatments provide long-lasting results, however, porcelain veneers are typically more durable than dental bonding.
Call Azalea Dental To Book Your Appointment
If you think you could use dental bonding or porcelain veneers call our Summerville, SC dental office today! Our entire dental team is ready to answer any and all questions you may have regarding our dental services and procedures.
We understand the confusion that many people experience when trying to determine which dental procedures may or may not be covered under their plan. The truth is that it is difficult for us to pinpoint exactly what your insurance covers without first seeing your policy. Coverage varies widely from company to company and even plan to plan, so it is always best to let us assist you in figuring out what exactly is covered under your plan.
Contact Azalea Dental
If you have questions regarding your insurance and benefits, please contact our office. A knowledgeable member of our team will be happy to assist you in finding the answers you need.