Take Years Off! Rejuvenate Your Smile

Take Years Off! Rejuvenate Your Smile

Porcelain Crowns, Smile Rejuvenation, Bright Smile
PGA Dentistry
January 29, 2014
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Make no mistake- crowns do rejuvenate smiles.  Although the primary purpose of a dental crown is to protect and strengthen teeth, you'll love your improved great looks too!
Crowns are an attractive time-tested option for teeth that have been severely damaged or weakened by trauma, root canal treatment or too much filling. They can also support bridges that fill gaps and be attached to dental implants to rebuild and enhance your smile.

Crowns have come such a long way from the all-metal originals, through porcelain fused to metal and finally to all-ceramic or all-porcelain.  Today, replacing outdated crowns is a surefire way to take years off your appearance.

Type of Crown: All-metal

Benefits:  Often made of gold (which is strong and long-lasting and will not wear down opposing teeth), they can also be made of less-expensive metals or a mix of gold and alloy.

Type of Crown: Porcelain Fused to Metal

Benefits: Porcelain creates a more natural look than all-metal crowns and though the metal limits translucency, it adds strength, which is particularly useful at the back of the mouth.

Type of Crown: All-Ceramic or All-Porcelain

Benefits: Translucent porcelain with opalescence looks the closest to natural teeth enamel, will not wear down opposing teeth, and there are no tell-tale dark metal margins at the gumline as sometimes occurs with porcelain fused to metal. These crowns are strong, long-lasting and youthful-looking.

PGA Dentistry
May 31, 2020

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PGA Dentistry
April 30, 2020

Disinfection and sterilization are two crucial decontamination processes that are performed in medical and dental offices. Any good dental practice will have robust protocols for carrying out these processes, the purpose of which is to ensure that any medical and surgical instruments being used do not transmit infectious pathogens to patients.

PGA Dentistry
March 31, 2020

If you are looking to transform the appearance of your smile, you may be considering getting porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are one of the most popular cosmetic dentistry treatments and can improve the way your teeth look in just two appointments. Each veneer is custom-designed for a specific tooth and is created in the perfect shape, size, and color needed to naturally enhance its appearance. The process to fit dental veneers is simple too and takes place over two visits to your dentist. The first is used to prepare whichever teeth are being covered with porcelain veneers. This involves administering local anesthetic so that a little of the enamel can be removed, which will ensure that the veneers do not make the tooth appear too thick. Impressions are then taken which will be used to create your veneers before you are fitted with a temporary device and can leave. The second appointment, a week or two later, will involve checking the fit of your veneers and securing them permanently in place.