VENEERS

If your teeth are badly stained, chipped or mis-aligned, veneers can correct this to give your teeth a natural and healthy appearance often with mininimum tooth preparation.  A veneer is a thin layer of tooth coloured material that is put onto the front of the tooth to make it look better.  Veneers can improve appearance, they hide imperfections and you loose very little of your natural tooth. Dental veneers can be made in the laboratory with ceramic or can be provided instantly in the clinic with cosmetic bonded composite.
Cosmetic bonded composite gives amazing instant tooth improvements by a technique where tooth coloured material is permanently bonded to your tooth using special dental adhesives. The great thing about bonding is that usually no tooth structure has to be removed, no drilling is required and results are instant. This may be the right treatment for you if you want minimal dentistry to improve the look of your teeth.

Porcelain Veneers  Cosmetic bonded composite build ups

CROWNS
The crown of the tooth is the part that is visible in the mouth.  An artificial crown is used to protect and restore a broken weakened or heavily filled tooth.  They are also used to improve the appearance of discoloured or crooked teeth.  Crowns are made from many different materials including metals and ceramics.  Crowns are strong and can look and feel exactly like natural tooth.  The colour and shape can be made to match your own teeth.

Non Precious Metal Crown Precious Metal Gold Crown

Conventional crowns on the NHS are metal ceramic crowns, although functional and strong they can suffer from a life-less appearance as light tends to be absorbed by the underlying metals.  All ceramic crowns do not contain any metal, their appearance can often be completely life-like and blend into natural tooth colour making them almost indistinquishable from the real thing

BRIDGES
A bridge is a replacement tooth attached to the neighbouring teeth on one or either side of the gap either with a bonded wing arrangement or by crowning the natural tooth.  Bridges are made of porcelain or metal covered with porcelain.  A bridge lets you forget that you have missing teeth, It can improve the way you look, bite, chew and speak. Bridges can be coloured matched to your own teeth.  Acid etch bridges can be made with minimal preparation to the natural tooth.

3 Unit Porcelain Bonded Bridge 3 Unit Composite Bridge