A Crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size.
A Crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth colored crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth. They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.
Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Cosmetic enhancement
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal
What does getting a Crown involve?
A crown procedure usually requires two appointments. Your first appointment will include taking several highly accurate molds (or impressions) that will be used to create your custom crown. A mold will also be used to create a temporary crown which will stay on your tooth for approximately two weeks until your new crown is fabricated by a dental laboratory.
While the tooth is numb, Dr. Krempel will prepare the tooth by removing any decay and shaping the surface to properly fit the crown. Once these details are accomplished, your temporary crown will be placed with temporary cement and your bite will be checked to ensure you are biting properly.
At your second appointment your temporary crown will be removed, the tooth will be cleaned, and your new crown will be carefully placed to ensure the spacing and bite are accurate.
You will be given care instructions and encouraged to have regular dental visits to check your new crown.
Porcelain Veneers, also known as Dental Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain that are cemented onto the front of your teeth to change the color and shape to achieve a Hollywood Smile. Dr. Krempel is a highly trained and skilled Cosmetic Dentist who delivers superior results every time.
If you are not happy with your smile because of discolorations and unevenness of your teeth, or you have fillings that have darkened, then Porcelain Veneers are the best option. At Krempel Dental Clinic in Las Vegas, we make the veneers in our own dental lab, which ensures the veneers meet the highest quality standards and for this reason we offer a 5 year warranty.
Harder than tooth enamel – resisting wear and stains for many years. When firmly bonded to a sturdy substructure, such as a tooth, it becomes very strong and durable. Veneers can be used to correct stains, discolored, worn, chipped or cracked, and misaligned teeth.
Las Vegas has become a Top Destination for Dental Tourism. On the basis of analyzing on-line searching terms, patient’s data from top Dental Clinics and surveys on several forums and Health portals; we collected a reliable data ratio of Patients visiting from other cities and their cause for Oral Treatments.
- Approximately 50% of patients visited Las Vegas Dental Clinics for Cosmetic Dentistry Procedures. 🙂
- 25% of patients visited Las Vegas Dental Clinics for Dental Implants.
- Data shows that 15% of patients visited Las Vegas Dental Clinics for General Dentistry Procedures.
- Only 10% of patients visited Las Vegas Dental Clinics for Checkups.
Las Vegas Dental Tourism
This is the most worrisome part for many patients going through or needing a turnaround. They are usually scared to start a Cosmetic Dentistry service.
At Dr. Todd J. Krempel, DDS we help ease these issues through fantastic financial projections and a realistic view of what can be accomplished.
Technological advancements in natural-looking, tooth-colored dental materials make today’s Cosmetic Dental treatments more durable and predictable than in years past.
Dental lasers are becoming an integral part of contemporary Cosmetic Dentistry, yet they are only one tool in the Dental arsenal for Cosmetic Procedures. They can artistically sculpt soft tissues while providing precision, increased visibility, improved impression technique, predictable healing with decreased scarring, and reduced anesthesia and postoperative swelling.
Because Direct Composite Bonding involves the precise placement of restorative material by the Dentist, the direct composite bonding procedure usually is completed in one Dental visit. More complicated or extensive treatments may require additional visits. However, there is usually no need for temporaries or waiting days or weeks for laboratory restorations.
Professional, in-office Teeth Whitening is the most popular Cosmetic Dental procedure in the world today. In-office Whitening takes place under carefully monitored conditions which allow for the safe, controlled, pain-free use of a relatively high concentration of bleaching gel – yielding results that are visible immediately.
Cosmetic Dentistry is Dentistry aimed at creating a positive change to your perspective, teeth and to your smile.
Remember, your smile speaks before you even say a word!
We believe that Aesthetic Dentistry must complement the overall General and Oral Health of the patient.