With the latest advances in cosmetic dentistry porcelain/ceramics have come to the forefront as highly regarded cosmetic materials that can be used to emulate natural enamel with high fracture resistance and strength. This has enabled people to have the beautiful smile they always desired and at the same time look natural and lustrous as if they were their own teeth.
Here are some of the results that can be achieved with porcelain crowns and veneers:
PLEASE NOTE: As with any dental procedure it is important to note that the before and after results shown will vary for each individual situation and you cannot expect equivalent or identical results to those portrayed in these photographs. Any material risks associated with your specific dental situation will be explained during your consultation at Healthy Smiles Dental Group
Porcelain crowns are basically of two main types:
These are the latest type of dental crowns and can be well placed only by trained cosmetic dentists. The new bonding technology places them such that they act like a single piece with the tooth. Porcelain crowns are the most natural looking of dental crowns and are ideal for restoration of the front teeth.
These crowns are also made of porcelain except that they have a metal substructure, which demands the use of an opaquer under the porcelain.
Both types of porcelain crowns have their merits and shortcomings. Following are main points of comparison:
Dental veneers are very thin coverings for the front surface of teeth. Veneers are mostly made of porcelain or resin composite materials. One of the most aesthetic ways of restoring a beautiful smile is by means of porcelain veneers. Porcelain veneers are especially favoured by dentists because they:
To properly maintain the aesthetic and function of your porcelain veneers, take care of the following basic things: