Cosmetic crowns and veneers
Older crowns used on front teeth generally had a metal core with porcelain fused to the outside. These crowns often showed a black margin where the metal shows through and also had a dull lifeless appearance as light could not pass through the metal core. Modern crowns for front teeth are made entirely of a strong porcelain which does not have any metal to show through and have a more translucent natural appearance as light can pass through the crown.
Veneers are wafer thin shells porcelain that fit over the front surfaces of your teeth. The beauty of veneers are that they can be fabricated to any size and shape with surface characteristics that make them look natural and fit in with your surrounding teeth.
The shade matching for crowns and veneers is done accurately, often using photographs to help the technician produce a natural looking crown. If shade matching is a particular problem we can arrange for you to visit the laboratory where your crown will be be made while you are there. This will produce the most natural and lifelike crown that blends perfectly with the adjacent teeth.
Crowns and veneers can be used to correct several problems including:
Covering discoloured teeth,
Repairing badly worn, chipped or fractured teeth
Making slightly crooked teeth look straighter
Closing gaps between your teeth
Transforming your smile with a smile makeover