Porcelain Veneers and Crowns - Reinvent Your Smile By on April 22, 2010



Cosmetic dentistry gives you the opportunity to have precisely the smile you have always wanted. Whether your goal is to refine the natural beauty of your smile or achieve a complete smile makeover, cosmetic dentistry offers an array of solutions. At the forefront of these solutions are two of the most versatile and effective treatments: porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns.

Porcelain veneers are custom crafted to fit over the front surfaces of teeth affected by chips, stains, and irregularities in shape. They are manufactured to exact specifications so that they precisely complement the size, shape, color, and texture of surrounding natural teeth. Furthermore, porcelain mimics the light-reflecting properties of natural tooth enamel, allowing light to pass through the surface rather than reflecting it. Porcelain veneers are highly durable and stain-resistant, as well. With proper maintenance, porcelain veneers can last for a decade or longer.

Porcelain crowns offer many of the same benefits as porcelain veneers, but are crafted to fit over the entire tooth. Not only do porcelain crowns improve the appearance of teeth, but they also add strength to teeth that have been weakened by trauma or decay, as well as those with slight cracks. Crowns improve the overall bite by restoring the shape of a damaged tooth and protect and preserve as much of the tooth’s natural structure as possible. This can help to prevent future extraction of a tooth, thereby promoting overall good oral health.

Truly, porcelain veneers and crowns allow you to reinvent your smile however you wish. To learn more about these extraordinary treatments, please contact the Center for Esthetic Dentistry in New Haven, Connecticut today.

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Center for Esthetic Dentistry
Nancy Summer Lerch, DDS

Dr. N. Summer Lerch was the first female board-accredited cosmetic dentist in all of New England and only the fourth in the world. She and her team are committed to creating and maintaining beautiful smiles for our patients. Dr. Lerch is proud to be affiliated with:

  • Academy of General Dentistry (Fellow)
  • American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (Accredited)

You can schedule an appointment at our office by contacting us online or by calling (203) 624-5256.

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