Empress® restorations bring function and beauty to Petaluma, CA smiles

Dental restorations such as veneers, crowns, bridges, inlays, and onlays are a great way to enhance the functionality, health, and appearance of your natural teeth. At North Bay Smiles, we offer patients in the Petaluma, Rohnert Park, Cotati, Santa Rosa, Novato, and neighboring CA communities a variety of options when it comes to repairing and enhancing their smiles, including ceramic Empress® restorations.

What are Empress® restorations?

Empress restorations are a unique type of dental restoration that has been continually refined and enhanced for optimal appearance, function, and durability. Empress dental restorations are made from a heat-pressed glass ceramic that is incredibly strong and resistant to breakage. Their durability comes in part from the high shrinkage of leucite crystals in the ceramic, which translates into fewer cracks or breaks and greater strength. In addition, Empress restorations use a unique glaze that increases their strength by up to 50 percent – meaning you are free to enjoy your beautiful, comfortable smile with fewer dental visits, out-of-pocket costs, and unnecessary stress.

Benefits of Empress® restorations

Patients and dentists alike love Empress restorations because of their many benefits:

  • Strength: Empress restorations are thicker and designed to be long-lasting
  • Versatility: Empress restorations can be used in a variety of circumstances, including the placement of dental veneers, crowns, dental bridges, inlays, onlays, and overlays to transform the appearance of your smile, hide imperfections, protect damaged teeth, and restore your natural tooth shape
  • Biocompatible: They are completely metal-free and made from inorganic materials that are cured at high temperatures
  • Natural-looking: In addition to being able to adjust the shade of your restoration to match your other teeth, several different levels of translucency are also available for a natural-looking smile
  • Stain- and bacteria-resistant: In addition to restoring the shape of your teeth and their biting function, Empress restorations resist stains and bacterial infiltration for a healthier smile

Call us today!

At North Bay Smiles, Dr. Yvonne Szyperski works closely with each patient to help them choose the best dental restorations and treatments for their unique needs. To learn more about Empress restorations and whether they are right for you, call North Bay Smiles in Petaluma, CA today at (707) 763-4122.