Porcelain Veneers / Crowns / Bridges

Porcelain veneerPorcelain Veneers are a popular choice for patients who want a natural-looking & perfectly white surface to their teeth. In many cases damaged, cracked, or discolored teeth can be covered with natural-looking porcelain veneers. Porcelain has the look & feel of a real tooth, & it has unique properties within its chemical structure that allow it to strongly bond with natural teeth.

 

dental_crown_diagramDental Crowns are known as tooth-shaped ‘caps’ because they cap over a tooth. This crown can restore a tooth’s size, shape, strength, and improve the overall appearance of the tooth. Dental crowns are used for a variety of reasons, which include:

 

  • Protecting a weak tooth from decay.
  • Holding a cracked tooth together.
  • Restoring a worn tooth or a tooth that is broken.
  • Covering teeth that are severely discoloured.

 

bridgeDental Bridges are used to literarily bridge the gap between teeth. A dental bridge is made with two crowns for the teeth on both sides of the gap. There are the two anchor teeth and a prosthetic tooth that is in-between the two. Dental bridges can be supported by natural teeth or by dental implants. The most common uses for dental bridges include:

  • To replace a missing tooth or teeth
  • Restoring the natural look of a smile
  • Restoring chewing functionality
  • Restoring speaking ability
  • To distribute the force of a bite evenly across all teeth
  • To prevent other teeth from drifting out of position (occurs when teeth are missing)

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