Porcelain Veneers & Crowns


Porcelain Veneers

Of all the methods available today for changing and improving the look of your smile, porcelain veneers are among the most successful with our patients. A small amount of tooth structure is removed to make room for the veneers, which are constructed in the dental lab, and bonded to the tooth. Veneers can be used to correct worn, discolored, chipped, mal positioned, or irregular teeth. Some advantages of porcelain veneers over bonding include increased longevity, more translucency, and increased resistance to fracture and staining.


Dental Crowns

Crowns are used to restore and enhance teeth that are badly damaged, cracked or discolored. A crown, also referred to as a cap, not only strengthens a tooth, but it can dramatically improve a tooth's appearance, shape and alignment.
 
Crowns may be used to:
 
  • Replace a large filling when there is little tooth structure remaining
  • Protect a weak tooth from fracturing
  • Restore a fractured tooth
  • Attach a bridge
  • Cover a dental implant
  • Cover a discolored or poorly shaped tooth
  • Cover a tooth that has had root canal treatment
 
All ceramic crowns are now available that are translucent, so they look very natural. Since they have no metal they eliminate the dark line seen at the gumline in old crowns. New high strength porcelains make it possible to use all ceramic crowns not only on front teeth but most back teeth as well.