Will cosmetic dentistry suit me?
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
This applies to anyone who would like to make a change to the appearance and strength of their teeth and smile. Very few people are blessed with perfect teeth and even fewer people make it into later life without their teeth deteriorating in some way. Our habits, diets, traumas and dental decisions can dramatically change the way our teeth and last look over time and its sometimes hard to remember a day when we were confident with our smile and chewing function. Teeth can be restored using porcelain veneers and crowns or in the necessary cases, they can be entirely replaced- using All-on-4 dental implants.
To restore teeth by changing the length, size, position, shape, colour, texture or proportion of teeth we use porcelain veneers and crowns. Porcelain veneers are designed as a facing, which covers the front surface of the tooth and slightly wraps around the edges to create a seamless bond. The veneers and crowns are designed in our laboratory and our technicians will be guided by your goals and preferences so that they can create your dream smile. You may only need to work on one or two teeth or you may want to work on a larger number of teeth to achieve the results you desire.
Full Mouth Reconstruction
We often meet clients who have struggled for years or (sometimes decades) with their teeth breaking down, becoming heavily filled or even loosing teeth and by the time we meet, they can feel like their teeth are beyond repair. In some situations they can be repaired using porcelain crowns and veneers, sometimes combined with dental implants to restore the mouth entirely. Providing the foundations of the teeth are good and there are enough teeth remaining for us to use as a foundation then we can often restore the mouth to full function and beauty. We take the bite into careful consideration, restoring any lost facial height and lip/cheek support. The bite is found using the latest in neuromuscular technoglogy then the new porcelain veneers and crowns are designed to permanently recreated this perfect bite once they are fitted. We can even address habits such as clenching and grinding and we aim to eliminate all bite related symptoms and discomfort including:
- Neck Pain
- Ear Pain
- Jaw pain/clicking/popping
- Breaking of teeth
What is possible with Porcelain Crowns and Veneers?
Providing the foundations of your teeth are strong and the gum and bone surrounding the teeth is healthy, Porcelain veneers and crowns can be used to:
- Rebuild broken down teeth
- Replace decayed areas of teeth
- Close spaces
- Replace old cosmetic treatment
- Replace missing teeth (bridges)
- Improve the size of the teeth
- Change the shape/design of the teeth
- Widen your smile
- Change the colour of the teeth
- Reduce excess gum when smiling
- Align crooked teeth
- Improve or rebuild the bite
Old style, metal lined porcelain crowns and veneers can cause the gums to recede due to metal sensitivity – revealing dark lines. They also tend to look very dense in colour to mask the metal or the metal shines through and leaves a grey shadow. Dentistry has come a long way and now our porcelain crowns and veneers are made with pure porcelain and handmade by our in house technicians. There is no metal to mask and the pure porcelain allows light to shine through the tooth, giving ‘life’ to the tooth. We can can make the teeth as perfect or as characterised as you prefer. We can create an entirely new smile or blend in with the neighbouring neighbouring teeth. When we think of porcelain, we think of a fragile and breakable material. Porcelain veneers and crowns, however, are pressed layers of porcelain which are then bonded to the tooth to create a strong layer, which mimics the natural tooth enamel. When preparing a tooth for porcelain treatment we will always be as conservative as possible to preserve as much natural tooth as we can. Porcelain veneers are usually around 0.3mm thick, yet when they are bonded to the tooth – they are very strong.
Want to find out more about Porcelain Veneers and Crowns?
Come to see us for a complimentary first visit. Call 1800smiling or send us a message.