Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are placed over the front of the teeth to change colour, size or the shape of the teeth.


Veneers are ideal for teeth that are too small, too big, or have uneven surfaces. It is very common for people to have imperfect teeth, either oddly shaped, discoloured, chipped, crooked or an inappropriate sized tooth or teeth that have a non–pleasing appearance.

  • Veneers solve such irregularities and create a strong, long-lasting beautiful smile.
  • Veneers are very thin pieces of specially shaped, custom made porcelain which are cemented over the front of your teeth with little or no anaesthesia required. In most cases, unlike crowns, veneers won’t require us to remove much of the tooth itself.
  • Veneers won’t stain, making them a very popular solution for the many who seek that perfect smile.

Strong and very durable, they can be designed in shades that will brighten dark teeth and give you as bright and as natural looking smile as you desire.

Crowns

Crowns are a type of dental restoration which, when cemented into place, fully cup over the portion of a tooth which lies at and above the gum line. Since crowns cover the entire visible aspect of the tooth, a crown in effect becomes the tooth’s outer surface. Crowns are generally used when damage or decay is so extensive that filling materials cannot make the tooth strong enough. In addition, crowns can be used to hold a bridge in place and to cover discoloured or misshapen teeth.

The placement of a crown might be for a variety of reasons but, in general, most of these reasons will fall within one of the following basic categories:

  • To restore a tooth to its original shape
  • To strengthen a tooth (especially if you have had Root Canal Treatment)
  • To improve the cosmetic appearance of a tooth