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 COSMETIC

 CROWNS


 

A crown is a cover or restoration to replace a missing portion of a tooth.

 

There are many reasons for crowning a tooth from aestheticreasons to a proportionof a tooth that has fractured or a heavily filled tooth which is noo longer stable, the crown is placed to protect the remaining natural tooth.

 

There are various types of crown available the best type for you will be discussed with your denist, they range from resin crown, which is a short term solution, a porcelain crown to full gold.

 

How it works
The tooth is prepared by grinding down the original portion of the tooth, a impression is then taken of the tooth and a temporary resin crown is made, the impression is sent to the technician where the crown is made. The crown is then cemented to the original portion of the tooth and your bite is checked, the dentist will give aftercare instructions.

 

VENEERS

 

Veneers are a good way of treating teeth that have cracks, chips, discolouration, gaps or teeth that are misaligned.

Veneers are thin slices of porcelain that are expertly made and fitted over the surface of your front teeth.

 

 

How it works
To make a veneer a small portion of enamel is removed from your natural tooth, an impression is then taken and sent to the technician to be made, These are then fitted in place with dental cement, the dentist will give aftercare instructions.

BRIDGES

 

A bridge is just one of the optios available for replacing a missing tooth, they may be made from gold or metal covered with a thin layer of porcelain to appear more natural. An experienced technician will produce a bridge that is very similar to your natural teeth, the bridge which is best suited to you will be discussed with the dentist.

 

 

How it works
The teeth adjacent to the space are prepared similar to a crown, an impression of these teeth are taken and a colour match is taken with your natural teeth, this is then sent to the technician, spmetime a resin bridge is made as a temporary measure, once the bridge is made it is then bonded to the teeth so the space is then filled with natural or gold looking teeth. The dentist will give you aftercare instructions.

WHITENING

 

Tooth whitening is a cosmetic treatment to brighten/whiten teeth, it is not suitable for everyone only healthy teeth and gums. Whitening does not work on crowns, veneers, bridges, fillings or teeth that have been stained through medication.

 

How it works
Hydrogen Peroxide is used to bleach or whiten the teeth, the dentist will take an impression of your teeth and a technician will make a gum sheild so this will fit your teeth exactly.

 

When your sheild is ready your dentist will provide you with your whitening gel and clear instruction on how to use it. It is a gradual affect and can take up to six weeks to achieve your desired look.

For more information or to make an appointment contact us.