VENEERS AND CROWNS
Veneers and crowns can be used to improve the appearance, shape and colour of teeth. They can be made from a variety of materials including porcelain and composite. They can be carried out alone or complemented with tooth alignment and whitening. They can be solution to provide you with the smile you’ve always dreamed of and can take as little as 2 weeks to complete
Veneers are a thin tooth-coloured material bonded to the outer surface of the tooth to improve the shape and/or colour of teeth. They can also be used to close gaps between teeth.
Veneers can be directly applied to teeth or indirectly made by a dental laboratory. Veneers require little or no tooth preparation. At Deddington Dental we can make a mock wax up of your teeth to show you the design of the teeth and end result.
These are usually made from a composite material that is directly bonded to your tooth. These are then polished. At Deddington Dental we use the latest composite materials to make the veneers appear natural.
INDIRECT/LAB MADE VENEERS
These are custom made in a laboratory. The teeth usually require little or no preparation. Moulds of your mouth are taken after preparation. These are then sent to a local private laboratory with directions of the shape and shade required (shade is predetermined in the lab with the help of the patient). Temporary veneers are placed for 2 weeks. Once made – the final veneers are tried in and cemented onto the teeth.
Crowns are similar to veneers but cover the whole tooth as opposed to just the front surface. At Deddington Dental for cosmetic crowns on front teeth we usually use highly aesthetic emax crowns.