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Crowns, Bridges & Veneers
Of all the methods available for changing and improving the look of your smile, Porcelain
(Ceram...
Veneers
Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the
front side of the front side of teeth and can...
smile.
Veneers FAQs
WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GETTING A VENEER?
The process of having a veneer made for your tooth involves a fe...
tooth. These veneers greatly enhance the look of your smile with as little discomfort as possible.
These veneers are made ...
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Crowns, bridges & veneers

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Crowns, or “caps” , are coverings that fit over your teeth and size, while both strengthening and improving its appearance. A crown could be made of natural looking porcelain/ceramic, metals, acylic or composite resins or a combination of any of these.

Indications for placing crowns:

To restore fractured teeth / To protect weak teeth from fracturing / To protect fractured teeth where little tooth structure is left
To support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.
To conceal badly shaped or discolored teeth.
To strengthen teeth following a root canal
To disguise extensive damage caused by decay.
To attach a bridge.
When the position, shape, size or colour of the teeth have to be dramatically altered.
To caver a dental implant / To be placed over an implant
To improve the bite
To strengthen worn down or mobile teeth
As part of a bridge to support a tooth replacement

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Crowns, bridges & veneers

  1. 1. Crowns, Bridges & Veneers Of all the methods available for changing and improving the look of your smile, Porcelain (Ceramic) Laminate Veneers and Crowns are the most popular, successful and quick. With the help of these, a damaged tooth can be saved and repaired to look and feel like the original. Crowns Crowns, or “caps” , are coverings that fit over your teeth and size, while both strengthening and improving its appearance. A crown could be made of natural looking porcelain/ceramic, metals, acylic or composite resins or a combination of any of these. Indications for placing crowns:  To restore fractured teeth / To protect weak teeth from fracturing / To protect fractured teeth where little tooth structure is left  To support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.  To conceal badly shaped or discolored teeth.  To strengthen teeth following a root canal  To disguise extensive damage caused by decay.  To attach a bridge.  When the position, shape, size or colour of the teeth have to be dramatically altered.  To caver a dental implant / To be placed over an implant  To improve the bite  To strengthen worn down or mobile teeth  As part of a bridge to support a tooth replacement Maintaining Crowns  Treat your crowned tooth like a normal tooth.  Brush and floss thoroughly  In the unlikely event of your crown or vener coming off, keep it safely and contact your Dentist immediately. These can generally be refixed. WHAT ARE CROWNS MADE OF? Crowns can be made of acrylic, metal, ceramic or a combination od any od these. The ceramic crowns are great for aesthetic and durability. How Crowning is Done? Tooth Shaping Impressioning Temporary Crown Cementation
  2. 2. Veneers Veneers are wafer-thin shells of porcelain which are bonded onto the front side of the front side of teeth and can be an excellent cosmetic solution for croocked, chipped, discoloured or worn teeth. And what they enhance, is your smile. Indications for placing veneers:  Repair damaged teeth  Correct gaps  Conceal discoloration  Change the shape and size of your mouth  Spaces between teeth  Discoloured teeth  Malpositioned or slightly crooked teet.  Odd shaped cracked or chipped teeth  Fractured teeth with a fair amount of tooth structure left  Teeth with a fair amount of tooth structure left  Teeth with multiple filling which have compromised the aesthetics of the smile  Unsatisfactory shape, size and form of teeth  To provide a “White Smile” in persons with naturally dark teeth Veneers are highly resistant to permanent staining from coffee, tea, red wine, cigarette smoke and even chewing tobacco. Porcelain veneers can last for well over a decade & they look completely natural. ADVANTAGES OF VENEERS Veneers can be placed on teeth with minimal tooth preparation. They look and feel completely natural. A beautiful result is achieved in just a few days time, and can last for many years. The texture and finish of porcelain veneers make them highly resistant to external staining. Due to their durability, looks and comfort, veneers have become one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments available today. Veneers today are widely used by people in the entertainment field and show business to obtain a beautiful
  3. 3. smile. Veneers FAQs WHAT IS INVOLVED IN GETTING A VENEER? The process of having a veneer made for your tooth involves a few short visits to your tooth involves a few short visits to your Dentist. The procedure is simple and relatively painless  We will first analyse your smile to determine which teeth require veneers.  Depending on how much tooth shaping is required, you may or may not require anaesthesia.  Minimal shaping of your teeth is them done and an impression is taken. Ceramic veneers take between 1-2 weeks to be made. During that period, your teeth may be fitted with temporary veneers to prevent sensitivity. Ceramic veneers are bonded to the teeth using special adhesives. Once fixed, these veneers are exceptionally strong. It takes only a day or two to get used to them. WHAT IS POST TREATMENT CARE REQUIRED? Look after your veneers well. Brush and floss as you regularity do. Use a non abrasive toothpaste to help maintain the shine gloss of your veneers. Avoid any shearing force on these teeth [like biting a sugarcane] . Regular check ups will ensure your veneers are in excellent shape. Well maintained veneers should last you for many years and give you a long lasting and beautiful smile. HOW IS A CROWN DIFFERENT FROM A VENEER ? A Crown, often called a “cap” cones the entire tooth, unlike a veneer which covers only the front surface of a tooth. A crown requires more shaping of the tooth structure and is often used to strengthen a weak or broken tooth. Crowns are extremely durable, aesthetic and are commonly used in the front and the back of the mouth. WHAT IS A PORCELAIN LAMINATE VENEER? Porcelain Laminate Veneers are crafted out of porcelain that are bonded to the front surface of a
  4. 4. tooth. These veneers greatly enhance the look of your smile with as little discomfort as possible. These veneers are made to suit the patient’s individual needs and are indistinguishable from natural teeth.

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