Crowns and veneers
If you want a smile that’s your crowning glory, then use dental crowns to cover a tooth and restore it to its normal shape and size. A crown can make your tooth stronger and improve its appearance.
It can cover and support a tooth with a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth left. It can be used to attach a bridge, protect a weak tooth from breaking or restore one that’s already broken.
A crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discoloured or badly shaped. It’s also used to cover a dental implant. If your dentist recommends a crown, it’s probably to correct one of these conditions. Your dentist’s primary concern, like yours, is helping you keep your teeth healthy and your smile bright – literally, your crowning glory.
There’s no reason to put up with gaps in your teeth or with teeth that are stained, badly shaped or crooked.
Today a veneer placed on top of your teeth can correct nature’s mistake or the results of an injury and help you have a beautiful smile. Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of teeth.
They’re made by a specialist dental technician, usually in a dental lab, working from a model provided by your dentist.
You should know that this is usually an irreversible process, because it’s necessary to remove a small amount of enamel from your teeth to accommodate the shell. If you have any questions about veneers please ask your dentist.