Sometimes your teeth may need some extra structural support or cosmetic enhancement. It is possible extensive fillings or root canal treatment has left a tooth weakened, or wear and tear has left it chipped or heavily tarnished. The following treatments are solutions for these situations.
Veneers are a great way to improve our smile. A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Deeply stained or filled teeths, slightly misaligned teeth, worn or broken teeth and gaps can be closed using veneers.
Veneers are made of ceramic materials, to ensure that precision construction and fantastic colours are achieved. We aim to integrate veneers for our patients, so you get the most natural smile possible.
A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth with a thicker section replacing the broken part.
Dental Inlays and Onlays are dental restorations placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. An inlay fits within the confines of the tooth, whereas an onlay covers the entire chewing surface of a tooth.
The procedure involves removing any tooth decay or old fillings, preparing the cavity and taking an impression to fabricate a custom-fit inlay or onlay, which is made of either plastic resin or porcelain.
Porcelain Crowns are restorations usually placed on the chewing surfaces of the back teeth. They cover the entire chewing surface of the tooth. These can be made from either plastic resin or porcelain.
The tooth is first prepared for the crown, this will involve removing most of the outer surface, and leaving a strong inner core. The amount of the tooth removed will be the same as the thickness of the crown.
The dentist will then take a mould of the prepared tooth, one of the opposing jaw and possibly another to mark the way you bite together. Two visits are required to complete the treatment.