If you have a tooth that is broken, fractured, or has a history of root canal therapy, it may benefit from the protection of a crown. Dental crowns restore the strength, durability, function, and aesthetics of a tooth that is compromised. It serves as a protective covering for tooth, acting as armor to protect the tooth from breaking or further damage.
Dr. Barrineau uses crowns made from all gold, all ceramic, or metal base with porcelain covering materials. Depending on your unique crown needs, Dr. Barrineau will suggest the material most appropriate for your tooth.
If you and Dr. Barrineau decide that crown treatment is right for your needs, you’ll need to visit our Gulf Breeze dental office for two appointments. The first visit consists of prepping the tooth and taking proper impressions to be used to cast the final crown. A temporary crown will be placed this day while final crown is sent to a lab to be processed. We work very closely with a wonderful lab to ensure your crown is the perfect shape, size, and color.
During your second appointment, Dr. Barrineau will cement the final permanent crown and make sure it fits and functions properly with the rest of your teeth.
You no longer need to hide your smile because of gaps, chips, stains, or misshapen teeth. With veneers, you can easily correct your teeth's imperfections to help you have a more confident, beautiful smile. Veneers are natural in appearance and are a perfect option for patients wanting to make minor adjustments to the look and feel of their smile.
Veneers are thin, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials (such as porcelain) designed to cover the front side of your teeth. To prepare for veneers, your doctor will create a unique model of your teeth. This model is sent to a dental technician who creates your veneers. Before placing your new veneer, your doctor may need to conservatively prepare your tooth to achieve the desired aesthetic result.
When your veneers are placed, you'll be pleased to see that they look like your natural teeth. While veneers are stain-resistant, your doctor may recommend that you avoid coffee, tea, red wine, and tobacco to maintain the beauty of your new smile.