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CROWNS

What are Porcelain Crowns?
A crown sometimes referred to as cap are a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. Although there are several types of crowns, porcelain (tooth coloured crown) are the most popular, because they resemble your natural teeth.

Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and colour or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting beautiful smile.They are highly durable and will last many years, but like most dental restorations, they may eventually need to be replaced.

Reasons for crowns.
A crown protects and strengthens tooth structure that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.

 

  • Broken or fractured teeth

  • Cosmetic enhancement

  • Decayed teeth

  • Fractured fillings

  • Large fillings

  • Tooth has a root canal


Treatment.
This will take 2 appointments, in the first appointment the tooth will be prepared for the crown, impressions will be taken and a temporary crown will be cemented to your tooth while the impressions are sent to the lab to have the crown made. Generally 3 weeks later at the second visit the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be cemented.

BRIDGES

What are bridges?
A bridge is made up of two or more crowns for the teeth on either side of the gap these two or more anchoring teeth are called abutment teeth and a false tooth/teeth in between. This is a fixed option to replace missing teeth. The bridge will be made of porcelain and will be matched to the colour of your teeth so that it looks as natural as possible. 

Treatment.
This will take 2 appointments, in the first appointment the teeth will be prepared for the bridge, impressions will be taken and a temporary bridge will be cemented to your teeth while the impressions are sent to the lab to have the bridge made. Generally 3 weeks later at the second visit the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be cemented.

 

 

 

VENEERS

What are Veneers?
Dental Veneers sometimes called porcelain veneers are thin, custom made shells of tooth coloured composite or porcelain materials designed to cover the front surface of your teeth to improve their appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length.

Treatment.
There are two types of treatments for veneers as there are two types of veneers.

Indirect Porcelain veneer.
This will take 2 appointments, in the first appointment the tooth will be prepared for the veneer, impressions will be taken and a temporary veneer will be cemented to your tooth while the impressions are sent to the lab to have the veneer made. Generally 3 weeks later at the second visit the temporary crown will be removed and the permanent crown will be cemented.

Direct Composite veneer.
This is done in the one appointment where a filling material is used to cover the front surface of the tooth, this is not as strong as a porcelain veneer and is prone to staining over time but will still improve the aesthetics of your teeth. 

Crowns, Veneers & Bridges

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