Porcelain Teeth (Crowns/Veneers)

Veneers are a thin shell of porcelain that is permanently bonded to the tooth surface. Veneers may be used to improve the position, shade and shape of your teeth and, in turn, the overall aesthetics of your smile.

Porcelain veneers are used to recreate the natural look of teeth, while also providing strength and resilience comparable to natural tooth enamel. It is often the material of choice for those looking to make slight position alterations, or to change tooth shape, size, and/or color.

Veneers are a cosmetic alternative for a variety of dental issues, including:

  • aged veneers needing replacement
  • crooked teeth
  • spaces between teeth
  • broken down or badly chipped teeth
  • permanently stained or discoloured teeth.

A porcelain crown is a cap-like structure that is permanently bonded to a particular tooth to provide superior aesthetics and function. Sometimes crowns are referred to as caps. Porcelain crowns are a very effective way of providing patients with their desired cosmetic result, while at the same time strengthening the tooth structure. A crown fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns can be used on almost any teeth and, if properly maintained, can last 15+ years.

Crowns can be used, both aesthetically and functionally, in restorations with:
  • heavily repaired or broken teeth
  • badly discoloured large fillings
  • protecting the physical integrity of a tooth after a root canal procedure.