Crowns & Veneers

Two of our most common dental procedures are crowns and veneers. They both enhance and repair your existing teeth. A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining parts of a damaged tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. It is sometimes known as a cap.

Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, weakened by decay, or include a large filling. Crowns are bespoke restorations and are made from various materials like:

  • Porcelain
  • Porcelain bonded to precious metal
  • All-ceramic
  • Glass
  • Gold alloy

You will need to make two visits to have your crown made. The first visit will involve preparation of the tooth, taking an impression and having a temporary crown fitted.

The crown will then be fitted during your second visit. In contrast to crowns, veneers only cover the front of the tooth, the part that people see when you smile, whereas a crown encases the whole tooth.

Although both procedures will improve the appearance of your teeth, veneers may not be appropriate where the tooth has greater damage. Veneers can be a suitable option where your teeth are discoloured, or have other irregularities, while a crown will generally be better when a tooth has broken down or lacks strength.

 

Book in for a check up with one of our dentists today on 08 8981 9149

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