A Crown is a dental restoration which when cemented into place, fully cap over the portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum
Crowns can be used to
- To rebuild a tooth to its original shape
- To strengthen a tooth
- To improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth
Crowns are used where there has been significant loss of tooth structure for example there was been decay or a crown is already present that needs replacing.Crowns can be made of all ceramic or a combination of ceramic and metal.Modern contemporary materials allow us to choose materials with strength and aesthetics.We will chose the material that meets your functional and aesthetic needs the best.
Porcelain veneers create a bright white smile with beautifully aligned shaped teeth
What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain veneers are a thin layer of tooth-colouredporcelain
permanently bonded to the front surface of the teeth. Veneers are the most aesthetic alternative for a variety of dental conditions involving the front teeth, including:
- Gappy teeth
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Unsightly, stained fillings
- Permanently stained or discoloured teeth that can’t be whitened
- Crooked teeth
- Worn teeth
Advantages and Benefits of Veneers
There are many benefits and advantages to having porcelain veneers placed on your front teeth: A very small amount of tooth structure is removed during the procedure Quick,painless,simple procedures.
A healthy “natural” look is achieved; in fact, porcelain veneers are the most aesthetic restoration in dentistry
A crown or a veneer?
Both address aesthetic needs, restore tooth function, and enhance the overall health of your mouth. Our first choice is a veneer as there is less preparation involved preserving tooth structure.In cases where teeth have large broken down fillings or following root canal therapy a crown is needed to protect and preserve the remaining natural tooth. To enhance your smile a metal-free, tooth coloured crown can also replace an older metal/porcelain crown.,.
You must maintain regular oral hygiene at home, and visit us for routine cleanings and exams. This is to ensure that your new veneers will look as good as new. Another important point is that oral habits that damage natural teeth such as nail biting and chewing on hard objects can also damage your new veneers. Once veneers are applied, just treat them like natural teeth. They look great and are extremely durable.
- Note we will be believe in treating you as family therefore we may even advocate other more conservative methods of improving the appearance with
Tooth whitening, orthodontics(Invisalign or Inman Aligner) and composite bonding.
How are veneers different from composite restorations or crowns?