Dental Treatments :: Repair your TEETH
Dental Inlays, Crowns and Veneers
Inlays, Crowns & Veneers are an inexpensive way of cosmetically repairing broken, cracked, worn or unsightly teeth. We use both traditional materials and the more advanced porcelain equivalents to create a great looking smile.
After an initial consultation with you we will discuss the most appropriate form of treatment.
Inlays & Onlays
An Inlay or Onlay is a porcelain filling (either part or full) bonded into place to protect the tooth from chewing.
Inlays and Onlays are custom made in our lab by our technicians to fit into or over the tooth. They are used when there is insufficient tooth structure to support a directly placed filling.
This is carried out over two appointments, the first of which is to prepare the tooth, take impressions and place a temporary inlay.
At the second appointment the permanent porcelain Inlay or Onlay is bonded to the tooth.
A Crown, or porcelain crown, is a cap, cover or restoration to replace the missing portion of a tooth.
There are many indications for crowning a tooth. These can be due to aesthetic considerations but most are due to a lack of remaining tooth structure.
If a tooth is broken down or heavily filled, the crown is placed to protect the tooth from the high biting forces we exert on our teeth whilst eating.
Not all crowns are the same and we provide gold crowns, porcelain bonded to gold crowns as well as the latest in the metal free alternatives that give truly lifelike results.
The latest advances in porcelain allows light to transmit through the crown, thereby creating a restoration that is undetectable from the other natural teeth in your smile.
With the absence of any metal core on the inside of the crown, there will be no more telltale grey lines that are usually seen with the older metal ceramic crowns.
A Veneer is a thin layer of porcelain used to cover the front of a tooth.
They are considered for several reasons such as when the enamel has become worn, chipped or discoloured or the teeth have become misaligned.
Veneers are extremely thin but once bonded to the tooth are unbelievably strong.
They are able to block out undesirable colours, such as from a very dark underlying tooth and allow the beauty of the veneers to shine through.
They can be used to create a smile that is natural and beautiful.
In most cases we carry out a diagnostic wax up where you can trial your veneers prior to going ahead with the definitive treatment.
- Inlays, Crowns & Veneers are an inexpensive way of repairing your teeth
- With the modern materials we use there will be no way of spotting your treatments
Frequently asked questions
Which is the best treatment for me?
This depends on the tooth and the degradation of the tooth. During an initial consultation we will recommend an appropriate course of treatment for you.
Is there any long term maintenance required?
No, however we do recommend a regular dental hygienist appointment to ensure longevity in your treatment as well as regular oral health checks with the dentist.
Call us today to book an appointment to discuss your Dental Needs