A severely weakened tooth caused by dental caries (tooth decay) or trauma is in need of strengthening if the tooth is to be saved. Or a tooth with complete RCT (Root canal treatment) needs to be sealed well to reduce the chance of reinfection. An artificial crown is best in these circumstances. The choice of materials is either Tooth color or Gold. Depending on the suitability, function and aesthetics, sometimes Gold crowns are recommended by us. However, tooth color crowns are highly in favor. Their materials vary from Porcelain with metal coping underneath, Porcelain with Zirconia underneath, Porcelain and Zirconia. Please discuss your dental desires and concerns with us before you make your decision.
This is a natural and the most economical way (compared to Porcelain veneers) to improve a mal-shaped tooth (eg. small/peg-shape tooth) or to close an open gap, especially between the upper front teeth. We use the same material that is in use for tooth color filling. We may or may not need to reduce the tooth for aesthetic or hygienic reasons. It only requires a single visit, but the length of the appointment may vary depending on cases. Please contact us if you would like further information. In some cases, this veneer can be made by an outside laboratory technician based on the impression (molding of teeth). In that case, it requires two visits.
They serve the same purpose as Resin veneers, but they are a more aesthetic and durable restoration than Resin veneers. They are very good for closing gaps between teeth, improving mal-shaped or mal-positioned teeth, or masking discolored teeth. Porcelain is a very hard material that can be made very thin, like laminates. With Porcelain veneers, we may be able to keep more of your natural tooth structure than is possible with Resin veneers. Depending on the aesthetic need, we may also recommend putting the same porcelain veneers on neighboring teeth. We are more than happy to discuss if this is necessary. Porcelain veneers are constructed by technicians outside our practice, so this requires two visits. Please contact us if you would like further information.