When teeth are badly damaged or perhaps have aesthetics that just cannot be improved with tooth whitening, it may be necessary to construct a crown or a veneer.
Our very skilled dental technician will construct crowns and veneers in the dental laboratory under our guidance and prescription. We work closely together to achieve the result we know you are looking for.
With the correct aftercare from our dental hygienist your crowns and veneers will last for many years and give you great service.
A crown covers the whole surface of the tooth and can be made of several different materials. A porcelain crown has great aesthetics and is usually placed when a front tooth requires restoration. When a little more strength is required we will use more modern EMax technology. Colour matching is a skill and we often involve our dental technician in this process too in the practice.
Once a tooth has been prepared for a crown, we will take a mould or impression of the teeth that will be transferred to our skilled technician in the laboratory. This is where your crown is constructed, we then receive the finished crown to cement at a second appointment for you.
As with all dental restorations, for longevity, good aftercare is required and we will suggest regular visits to our dental hygienist to maintain excellent gum health.
A Dental Veneer is usually placed on the front surface of a front tooth. It is a very thin layer of porcelain that allows a damaged tooth to be restored to natural form and function without removing a lot more tooth tissue as for a crown.
As you can imagine these are very delicate until cemented into place and they take a highly skilled dental technician to construct. Your tooth will be prepared, this will be minimal so we can retain as much tooth tissue as possible, then an impression will be sent to our dental laboratory. Our technician may also be involved in the colour matching process before construction is commenced.
Once completed we cement the very delicate veneer into place making an extremely strong tooth and restoration. Dental Veneers are a form of MID or Minimally Invasive Dentistry and allow maximum retention of tooth tissue.