Dental veneers and crowns are key to many of the smile design transformations we have achieved at Northern Cross Dental Dublin.
What is a Veneer?
Veneers are very thin pieces of tooth-like material, custom-made and bonded onto the front of your natural teeth to improve the shape, shade and alignment of teeth. Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. They are very durable and will last many years, giving you a beautiful long lasting smile.
Reasons for Veneers
- Cosmetically, to create a uniform, white, beautiful smile
- Improve appearance of mildly crooked teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discoloured teeth
- Teeth which are too small or large
- Unwanted or uneven spaces
- Worn or chipped teeth
- To improve malformed or damaged teeth
Types of Veneers
These are custom made by a master technician who hand crafts the veneer to your specifications. The skill of the dentist and technician determines the success of veneers. We only use the highest quality materials and techniques. We work with the finest technicians to ensure the best results.
These are a more cost-effective solution, involve less tooth preparation and are ideal for adolescent patients following orthodontic treatment.
What is a Dental Crown?
A crown (or cap) is a covering that encases the entire tooth surface restoring it to its original shape and size. A crown protects and strengthens the tooth that cannot be restored with fillings or other types of restorations.
There are several types of crowns. They are highly durable and will last many years. Porcelain crowns are made to match the shape, size, and color or your teeth giving you a natural, long-lasting, beautiful smile.
Reasons for Crowns
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Weakened teeth
- Cosmetic improvements
- Decayed teeth
- Fractured fillings
- Large fillings
- Tooth has a root canal treatment
- Tooth supporting a denture
What are Bonded Restorations?
Adhesive Dentistry (Bonding) allows conservative solutions to dental problems.
Nobody wants to cut down natural, healthy tooth structure if it can be avoided.
Sometimes the best solution involves minimal adjustment and bonded restorations.
Types of Bonded Restorations
- Resin bonded Bridge (Adhesive Bridge).
This is a bridge used to replace a missing tooth, avoiding the need to file down the neighbouring teeth.
- Composite Veneer.
These veneers are custom made to improve the shape and contour of your teeth with minimal preparation and minimal cost.
- Bonded build up.
When a tooth is extensively worn down, but otherwise unfilled and healthy, bonded build ups can be used to rebuild the tooth without cutting away healthy tooth structure.
- Bonded on-lay or in-lay.
When a tooth has a large filling but does not need a full crown, bonded on-lays or in-lays can provide a cosmetic, strong, long-lasting alternative to large grey amalgam fillings.
Scheduling a consultation is the best way to find out about the best treatment for you.
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