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Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

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Employing science and artistry, Smile Solutions’ experienced clinicians work with master dental ceramists to achieve veneers and crowns of the highest possible quality and craftsmanship.
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Porcelain Veneers and Crowns

Smile Solutions' experienced cosmetic dentists:

and specialist prosthodontist:

and dental prosthetist:

tailor your porcelain veneers and crowns to best suit your age, gender and facial features.

 

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain permanently bonded to the surface of a tooth to improve its position, shade and shape – and, in turn, the overall aesthetics of your smile.

Veneers are a cosmetic solution to a variety of scenarios, including:

 

Porcelain Crowns

Size comparison between a contact lens and a typical porcelain veneer
Porcelain Crowns
All-ceramic crowns on back premolar and molar teeth
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A porcelain crown, sometimes referred to as a cap, is permanently bonded to a particular tooth to improve aesthetics and function. A crown can be fitted over the remaining part of almost any prepared tooth and, if properly maintained, can last 15 or more years.

 

Crowns can be used in restorations involving:

Do porcelain crowns contain metal?

There are two types of crown. Porcelain (or “all-ceramic”) crowns are most commonly used for front teeth, where aesthetics are a priority. Precious metal crowns fused with porcelain are sometimes used for molar teeth, which require extra strength.

How is a crown made?

The process of making a crown involves first preparing the tooth to the desired shape. An impression is taken, and from this the crown is fabricated by the laboratory. The crown is then fitted over the tooth and bonded in place using a bonding cement. The shape, size colour and surface characteristics of a crown are precisely matched to surrounding teeth. Once fitted, a porcelain crown affords a seamless and permanent restoration.

 

Porcelain Bridges
Porcelain three unit bridge

Porcelain Bridges

An all-ceramic bridge is sometimes used to replace a missing tooth. It involves a porcelain replacement tooth attached to one or two adjacent crowns. One disadvantage of a bridge is that it involves removal of adjacent gum tissue that is healthy. For this reason, we recommend dental implants as an alternative to bridges where appropriate. However, bridges remain a viable alternative for patients who are not candidates for dental implants, or when existing bridges are being replaced.

 

Case Illustrations

Ulla before   Ulla after
Ulla Before Porcelain Veneers And Ceramic Crowns   Ulla After Porcelain Veneers And Ceramic Crowns

Porcelain Veneers and Ceramic Crowns

Carolyn before   Carolyn after
Carolyn Before Porcelain Veneers And Ceramic Crowns   Carolyn After Porcelain Veneers And Ceramic Crowns

Porcelain Veneers and Ceramic Crowns

*These 'before and after' images feature patients of Smile Solutions. Please note that these images are simply an educational guide and by no means represent a guarantee of outcome.

 

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