Improving Your Smile
Porcelain veneers and dental crowns can drastically improve crooked, crowded, chipped and gappy smiles. Veneers are usually made or porcelain, while crowns may be made as all metal, porcelain fused to metal or all-ceramic (porcelain).
We are directly involved in the design process when improving your smile with dental veneers or crowns, thus ensuring total satisfaction with the end result. We have an onsite dental technician who works as part of our team to ensure you get the very best possible smile. Several samples of this work can be viewed on our before and after photo gallery.
What is a crown?
When a tooth exhibits moderate to severe destruction such as a large filling with recurrent decay or extensive wear, a crown, also known as a cap, gives you the strength, beauty, translucency and feel of a natural tooth. Made from a variety of materials, your prosthodontist can help determine the correct crown for your mouth.
What can be done to brighten my smile?
Tooth whitening lightens discoloured enamel and dentin. Studies have shown that proper use of dentist-monitored, whitening systems can enhance your smile. Almost anyone can benefit. After a thorough examination and diagnosis your prosthodontist can determine if you are a good candidate for home whitening.
What are veneers?
Veneers may be an option is you are not happy with the alignment, colour or shape of your teeth. Following a slight preparation of the enamel, a prosthodontist bonds a thin layer of porcelain permanently to the front of your teeth. Veneers may be used to correct minor flaws of individual teeth, but often are used on multiple teeth to create a uniform smile.
What is an option for replacing a defective filling?
Unsightly fillings can be replaced by all-ceramic inlays, a tooth-coloured material bonded to the tooth. Instead of using the more traditional cement, this bonding process may actually improve the strength and beauty of the tooth.
What are some options for replacing missing teeth?
From implants to permanent bridges, you have several options to replace missing teeth and blend them with your natural teeth. Using advanced materials and tooth-colour matching techniques, your prosthodontist can recommend the appropriate method for optimal function and aesthetics.