Changing the length, size, position, shape, colour, texture or proportion of your teeth is completely possible with cosmetic treatment such as porcelain veneers, and crowns. If you find the look of your teeth irritating or uncomfortable, you can take advantage of these cosmetic treatments.
For example, porcelain veneers are thin, yet strong, shells that are used to cover the front surface of the tooth. They wrap slightly around the edges to create a seamless bond and give your tooth a full and natural appearance. We design our veneers and crowns at our laboratory, so your technician can learn all about your goals and preferences when it comes to creating your dream smile. The flexibility of these treatments is that we can work on one or two teeth, or a larger set if need be.
Some of the cosmetic options we offer include:
These treatments apply to anyone who would like to improve the appearance and strength of their teeth. In a perfect world, teeth would be immune from the wear and tear that occurs over our lifetimes. Your daily habits, injury or trauma, oral hygiene and genetics are all factors that can affect the look of our teeth over time. Fortunately, with the capabilities of dentistry, treatments such as porcelain veneers and dental crowns can completely change the look and feel of your teeth. If necessary they can even be entirely replaced with All-on-4 Dental implants.
Since the start of our practice, we have met quite a few clients who have struggled for years (or sometimes decades) with their teeth breaking down, tooth deterioration and even tooth loss. By the time we first meet, they can feel like their teeth are beyond repair. There is hope, however, in some situations we can use porcelain veneers and crowns, sometimes combined with dental implants, to restore the mouth entirely. Provided the foundations of the teeth are suitable, and there are enough teeth remaining, then we can often restore their mouth to full function.
Just as we do with any treatment, we take many things into consideration. The bite is carefully deliberated, with lost facial height and lip/cheek support being restored. This is done through the latest in neuromuscular technology, with the new porcelain veneers and crowns designed to recreate the bite once they are fitted permanently. The beauty of this technology is that we can even eliminate bite related symptoms and discomfort, such as:
Provided the foundations of your teeth are strong, and the gum and bone surrounding the teeth are healthy, porcelain veneers and crowns can be used to:
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 since metal crowns were introduced, these days our crowns and veneers are handcrafted with pure porcelain by our talented in-house technicians. There is no metal to mask, and the pure porcelain allows light to shine through the tooth, giving an element of ‘life’ and naturalness to the tooth. We 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 teeth. When we think of porcelain, we think of a fragile and breakable material – this is not the case with porcelain veneers and crowns. We use pressed layers of porcelain, which are then bonded to the tooth to create a strong layer that mimics the natural tooth enamel. When preparing a tooth for porcelain treatment, we will always be as conservative as possible because we want 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.
If you have any further questions or queries, don't hesitate to contact us.