Cosmetic Dentistry Ceramic Veneering
A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail.
Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth or to lighten front teeth (usually the upper ones) generally. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look intact again. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.
Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong adhesive, very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
A veneer takes at least two visits: the first to prepare the tooth and to match the shade, and the second to fit it. Before bonding it in place, you be shown the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it. Bonding a veneer in place is done with a special adhesive, which holds it firmly on the tooth.
Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just as your own teeth can. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.
Alternatives to veneers:
A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This is excellent where the tooth supports the filling, but may not work so well for broken tooth corners. There will always be a joint between the tooth and the filling material. Crowns are used for teeth which need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.
Metal Free Ceramic Crowns
Metal Ceramic crowns normally contain a metal core which is either non precious metal or precious Gold – Palladium alloy , over which ceramic is added.These crowns exhibit colour nearest to the natural tooth of an individual . However these type of crowns are used for the front teeth ,they gives a bluish tinge near the gum line which is not esthetic. This drawback can be overcome by replacing them with METAL-FREE CERAMIC CROWNS(E-max™, Empress™) which is devoid of the metal core thereby improving the appearance of the crown.
Who does not want a bright , radiant smile?
Bleaching is a procedure wherein external and internal stains on teeth are removed , thus leaving the teeth several shades lighter.
Bleaching is of two types:
Home bleach:This is done by patients using bleaching material and a customized tray dispensed by the dentist.
In-office bleach: This procedure is done in the dental clinic, using higher concentration bleaching agents.
Bonding is a chair side procedure using tooth coloured materials, for restoration of discoloured, fractured,decayed teeth and also closure of spaces between teeth. Thus bonding is a simple, painfree procedure to restore the beauty of your smile.
To obtain esthetic smile by:
Closure of spaces between the teeth
Correction of Fractured teeth by bonding
De-pigmentation of gingiva
- Crown lengthening