Crowns commonly known as “caps” are a lab fabricated prosthesis made of porcelain or zirconia, both very strong materials that are esthetically beautiful. Crowns help protect teeth that have had previous root canal treatments, are heavily restored and subject to breaking or fracturing, or to cosmetically treat the front teeth. Crowns are typically recommended for any tooth that is at risk for or has a higher incidence of breaking to prevent tooth loss.
Following a two-step process a crown is permanently cemented over your existing tooth after preparation. We choose a shade with you, to determine the very best match to your existing teeth.
Veneers are cosmetically designed to enhance your smile. Veneers are typically used on the front teeth to correct size, shape or angle as well as the colour of the teeth. Veneers are very thin shells that are attached to the front of the teeth, typically made of porcelain they are stronger than typical filling material and are more resistant to discolouration.
A consultation is recommended prior to considering this treatment option as tooth structure is removed in preparation for veneer placement. We always review the pros and cons, risks and benefits of your treatment plan.