Porcelain Crowns & VeneersPorcelain veneers are thin pieces, custom-made shells made from tooth-colored materials of porcelain 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, and contours. Moreover, it is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised and there are minor bite-related problems
To apply a veneer, a very small amount of the original tooth enamel must be removed, usually less than a millimeter. This is essential as it creates room for the porcelain veneer to fit within the mouth and most accurately restore natural tooth function while creating an even better appearance than the original tooth.
VENEER CONSULTATION1- A smile analysis has to be done in order to determine what steps are necessary to achieve the smile you desire. 2- The dentist at Corbani cosmetic dentistry may create a diagnostic mock-up that will allow you to “try on” veneers and other procedures to see if the final result is actually what you’re looking for. 3- The dentist may also show you a photo of how your new smile will look. This is known by “cosmetic imaging”.
THE BENEFITS OF VENEERSCustom-made veneers resist coffee, tea stains, and cigarette smoke because they are made of high-tech materials. Your natural teeth remain largely intact with only a minimal amount being altered to fit the veneer.
¬For teeth that resist whitening, veneers can make even the darkest teeth appear bright white. Crowns: Dental porcelain enhances the look of natural tooth enamel, while providing desirable strength and resilience. When recreating the form and function of a damaged tooth, Porcelain crowns are an excellent choice because a crown basically replaces the entire external portion of the tooth down to the gum level. Crowns are not limited to simply replacing the original tooth, but can be designed to create an even better esthetic appearance.
COSMETIC INLAYS AND ONLAYSInlays and onlays are indirect restorations that can be used to help an otherwise healthy, strong tooth with a large filling. Inlays are placed within the grooves between the cusps (points) of a tooth, whereas onlays are placed within the grooves and over the cusp tips. In addition, Inlays and Onlays can be used to replace old filings, and are more esthetically pleasing because they can be made to match a tooth’s natural color. They can be made of porcelain, gold, or composite resin. Porcelain inlays mimic enamel’s translucency and color, making them attractive choices for patients.
CrownsCrowns are a restoration used to improve your tooth’s shape or to strengthen a tooth. Crowns are most often used for teeth that in situations where tooth decay has destroyed most of the original tooth, when a traumatic event has caused damage, or in cases of severe enamel erosion. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Besides, Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they are very strong and mimic the translucency of natural teeth.
WHYS OF PORCELAIN CROWNS1- Porcelain crowns replace the exterior portion of a tooth to re–establish its original function and to create a natural appearance.
2- They are also an option for people who grind and clench their teeth so much that the original structure of their teeth has been compromised.
3- Designed to look like the original–or even better