When planning oral rehabilitation treatment, our professionals use advanced methods to ensure the best care possible by doing a diagnostic wax-up with a plaster model, mounting models into a semi‐adjustable articulator (to carry the record occlusal bite out of your mouth into the study modelto help reshape your teeth to their ideal form) and computerised reproduction to help determine the eventual appearance and result after treatment is performed. We also make key silicone records to any minimal tooth wear in case of veneers and immediate reproduction of temporary teeth before leaving our dental office.
Dental veneers are thin ceramic prosthesis that are cemented at the dental surface, in order to provide a natural appearance and aesthetics of the teeth creating a beautiful and attractive smile.They are generally used to correct crooked, misshapen, severely discoloured or stained teeth, teeth that are too small or too large, unwanted or uneven spaces or worn or chipped teeth, loss of tooth structure by decays or fracture, among other situations.
The duration of the veneers is variable, yet, according to some studies, they last in average 10 years, depending on factors such as: oral hygiene habits, food type, muscle strength, clenching, excessive inflammation and dental local or generalised infections.
A crown or bridge is a fixed prosthesis generally used to cover entirely or only a part of a damaged tooth. In addition to offering greater resistance to a damaged tooth, the crown can be used to enhance the appearance, form, aesthetics and function of the tooth. A crown can also be placed on an implant, giving it the form and similar structure of a natural tooth, so that it can perform its functions effectively.
There are several types of crowns: ceramic crowns; metal-ceramic; metal; resin.
Ceramic or porcelain crowns can be made to match the natural colour of your teeth. The ceramic is connected to a metal structure and is used, in general, due to its durability and aesthetics. Nowadays it is possible to make pure ceramic crowns without metal, allowing better aesthetics, transparency and translucency, with its mechanical resistance compared to metals.
Reasons to place a crown:
- Replace a major filling when there is limited tooth structure;
- Protect a tooth weakened by micro fractures;
- Make prosthetic bridges;
- Over dental implants;
- Fix teeth with malformations or changes of colour;
- Protect a vital tooth due to weakening of its natural crown after excessive tooth removal during root canal treatment.