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Understanding the Different Types of Temporary Teeth Covers

by Mohamed Shams
Understanding the Different Types of Temporary Teeth Covers

Many people are uncomfortable with the appearance of their teeth. According to the World Health Organization, 2.3 billion people globally have teeth issues. Additionally, 500 million children suffer from dental carries, which destroys the enamel.

Damaged teeth can affect your smile, lower your confidence and affect your facial configuration. Poor oral hygiene, genetics, and past illnesses are some of the reasons for damaged teeth. If your teeth are discolored, broken, or damaged, you have probably thought of a good way out. But have you thought about the temporary teeth covers? 

Thanks to dental technology, dentists can install a temporary cover on your teeth to make your teeth stronger and brighten your smile. Here are more details regarding the temporary teeth covers.

What Are My Options When It Comes To Temporary Teeth Covers?

A temporary tooth cover can cover an implant, a tooth under repair, or a tooth with a root canal. The well-fitted covers should fill in the visible gaps in the teeth and restore your smile. Here are the available types of temporary teeth covers. Your dentist should help you get the best depending on your needs and the current condition of your teeth.

Dental Crowns

A dental crown is a cap placed on a damaged or weak tooth to protect or restore its shape. When flitted well, a dental crown should cover the tooth portion above the gum to offer the needed protection. 

Dental crowns come in many types, with the main differentiating factors being the materials they are made of. Here are the main types of dental crowns based on the materials:

  • Gold crowns

Gold crowns consist of copper and other materials such as nickel and chromium. The crowns work best for molars and pre-molars, and they can last for up to 15 years when taken good care of.

  • All Porcelain Crowns

As the name implies, all-porcelain crowns are made of durable porcelain material. They provide a natural look that blends well with the rest of the teeth; hence, they are the most popular. The only drawback is that they are less superior than the gold crowns.

  • Porcelain Fused To Metal Crowns

This category combines both porcelain and metal crowns, the metal enhances durability, and the porcelain improves the aesthetics. They are the best because they provide a mix of both durability and attractiveness.

The above three options are the most common types of dental crowns. However, your dentist may recommend other options such as zirconia crowns and E-max, which are relatively new to the market.

Porcelain Veneers

Commonly known as the dental veneers, porcelain veneers are thin shells that resemble the natural tooth attached to the front teeth to improve the appearance of the natural teeth.

Porcelain veneers work best for discolored teeth, broken teeth, or teeth that appear smaller than the rest. The dentist can apply the veneers on one tooth only or multiple teeth (up to eight front teeth). Here are your options for the porcelain veneers:

  • Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain is the most common type of material and it lasts for 10 to 15 years. The veneers come in 15 different shades, giving the patient the freedom to choose the best.

  • Composite Veneers

They resemble porcelain veneers, but the dentist should first reshape the teeth well before placement. Composite veneers can either cover the entire teeth or be chipped in the cracked tooth only. They are less expensive than porcelain veneers.

  • Lumineers

Lumineers consist of an ultra-thin laminate material that fits well in the other teeth in the mouth. Lumineers work well for discolored teeth or teeth with an irregular shape. These temporary teeth options are effective and cheaper than porcelain. The only drawback is that they have a short lifespan.

Composite Bonding

Composite bonding is a great option to restore the damaged teeth or discolored teeth. It is also an excellent alternative for the lost teeth. In composite bonding, the temporary tooth cover is bonded directly to the teeth without removing any tooth structure.

The procedure is painless, so no anesthesia. Also, no drilling is required. The process only entails just polishing the teeth and then gently incorporating the resin teeth cover.

Snap-On Veneers

Snap-on veneers are great alternatives to traditional veneers. They consist of a durable resin material that makes your teeth appear straighter and brighter. If you have misaligned or discolored teeth and would like teeth cover that you can easily remove anytime, snap-on veneers may be the right choice for you.

Compared to the other teeth covers, the snap-on veneers have the most flexible options. 

Why TruSmile Is a Great Option for Temporary Teeth Covers

If you would like to change the appearance of your teeth, then temporary teeth covers are the best option for you. Here are the main benefits temporary teeth covers:

They Look Real

The last thing you would want is to have a tooth that looks different from the rest or has an artificial appearance. Our snap on veneers come in different shades so you can choose the ones that most suite your desired smile.

They Are Affordable

Temporary teeth covers come in many types, as discussed above. The sheer volume of options gives you the freedom to choose the best for your budget.

No Painful Drilling or Dentist Visits

Teeth covers are designed to fit on top of your natural teeth so, no painful drilling. Also, there are no dental visits so there are no costs and time inconveniences. You only need to adhere to the instructions provided by TruSmile Veneers.

Do you need help in choosing the best temporary veneers for your teeth? TruSmile is here for you. Talk to us to help you find out if you're a candidate today!

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