A dental implant is a metal post that replaces the root portion of a missing tooth. An artificial tooth (crown) is placed on an extension of the post (abutment) on the dental implant, giving you the look of a real tooth. With regular brushing and flossing, the implant screw itself can last a lifetime, assuming the patient receives regular dental check-ups every 6 months. The crown, however, usually only lasts about 10 to 15 years before it may need a replacement due to wear and tear
If you want a whiter, more beautiful smile but are suffering from stained teeth caused by everything from tea and coffee to soft drinks and tobacco, you’ll be happy to know that Vernon Downtown Dental can help. Our practice offers a variety of professional-grade teeth whitening solutions, including customizable teeth whitening kits. If your teeth are looking dull, or you’re ready to rid yourself of the stains that have plagued your smile for too long, contact us today for a consultation.
An excellent alternative to crowns, porcelain veneers can perfect your smile by masking stains, hiding chips, correcting misalignment, and creating uniformity. Veneers, which are made of thin, customized material, are designed to slide over the teeth, look incredibly natural, are long-lasting, and are relatively easy to apply.