Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are used to change the shape, colour or size of the teeth. This is achieved by placing the veneers over the front of the teeth.

If your teeth have uneven surfaces, or are too big or too small, the porcelain veneers are ideal for you. Most people have imperfect teeth that are either crooked, oddly shaped, chipped, or discoloured, revealing a non–pleasing appearance.

  • Veneers will remove these irregularities and leave a strong, beautiful smile that will last.
  • Veneers are custom-made from very thin porcelain, which are then cemented over the front of your teeth. Normally no anaesthesia required. Veneers don’t usually require much removal of the tooth – unlike crowns.
  • Veneers are extremely popular for many people searching for a perfect smile as they won’t stain.

Veneers can be designed in shades that will brighten dark teeth and are very durable, creating that elusive bright and natural-looking smile you are seeking.

Once cemented into place, crowns are a type of dental restoration that completely cover the portion of a tooth that lies above and at the line of the gum. In effect, the crown becomes the tooth’s outer surface. Crowns are generally used when tooth decay or damage is too substantial for filling materials to make the tooth strong enough. Crowns also can be used to cover misshapen or discoloured teeth and hold a bridge in place.

There are various reasons why crowns may be used, which usually are:

  • To restore the original shape of a tooth
  • To strengthen a tooth (especially after Root Canal Treatment)
  • To enhance the cosmetic appearance of a tooth