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About porcelain crownsPorcelain crowns are dental restorations called into action when a tooth is damaged, broken or infected. The aim of the crown is to strengthen the tooth and reduce the risk of further injury or decay. Crowns are placed over the existing tooth structure once the tooth has been shaped and prepared. Porcelain crowns are very popular because they match the colour of natural teeth and have a lovely sheen to make your smile sparkle.
What does treatment involve?Crown treatment usually involves two sessions: the first session is used to shape the tooth and create the mould for your new crown. Your dentist will remove any decayed or damaged tissue and clean your tooth thoroughly before using dental putty to create an impression. The second session is used to fit your new crown and it usually takes place around 2 weeks later. The crown is placed over the tooth and firmly secured. Porcelain crowns should ideally last around 5-10 years. When you have your crown fitted, your dentist will explain how to look after it and they will also check your crown every time you have a routine dental check-up. If you’ve been struggling with toothache or haven’t been to the dentist in a while, now is the time to give us a call and make sure you’re fighting fit for the festive period!
About porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers are extremely thin and lightweight tooth-shaped shells. They are placed on top of your natural tooth surface to produce a brand new, beautiful aesthetic. Veneers can be used individually or as a full set and they are a popular choice for people who wish to treat issues such as staining or chipped teeth, as well as those who long for a flawless smile. Porcelain veneers are very thin, often thinner than a contact lens, and they have incredible benefits for the look of the smile. Treatment usually involves two to three sessions that take place over two or three weeks.
Veneer treatment at Clifton Dental StudioBefore you start treatment, we invite you to come to an informal consultation so that we can chat to you about the aspects of your smile you want to improve and talk you through the treatment process for veneer treatment. We will also have a good look at your teeth and chat through some ideas to see which kinds of smiles you like and the kind of results you would hope to achieve once treatment is complete. We really want you to be as open and honest as possible so we can make sure we work towards making your dreams come true, so please ask any questions and feel free to bring in photographs and pictures of smiles you like. Once you have chosen to go ahead with treatment, our expert dentists will then set about planning your treatment in meticulous detail to ensure the best possible outcome. They will draw up your personalised treatment plan and then create the impressions for your bespoke veneers. This will be done once your teeth have been prepared. The preparation process involves etching away a very fine layer of the tooth surface. We send the impressions away and then await the arrival of your brand new veneers. At the second appointment, we bond the veneers onto your teeth and fix them securely so you can start enjoying your radiant new smile. To find out more or book a consultation, give us a call today!
Our restorative treatmentsWe offer a comprehensive range of restorative treatments to repair and restore beautiful smiles. We offer high quality materials such as porcelain to ensure the best oral health and aesthetic outcomes. Porcelain is strong and hard-wearing and it also looks beautifully natural. Our porcelain restorations include crowns and veneers. We can fit single veneers to patch up worn edges and misshapen teeth or entire sets of veneers.
Why would I need a crown?Crowns are designed to protect a damaged or decayed tooth from further harm and increase the functionality of the tooth. Crowns are sometimes called caps because they are fixed over the top of the natural tooth structure. Once they are in place, you will find that the tooth feels stronger and that the smile looks more attractive. Porcelain crowns blend seamlessly with the tooth structure and they should last for several years. Our crowns are hand-crafted using a multi-layer technique, which creates an incredibly lifelike aesthetic. If you have a large cavity or a broken or infected tooth, we may recommend crown treatment.
About porcelain veneersPorcelain veneers are often associated with glamorous smiles, but they also have restorative benefits and they may be an excellent choice if you have chipped, uneven or worn teeth. Veneers are custom-designed shells of porcelain placed on the tooth surface. They are thin and light and can have an amazing impact on your confidence as well as the way you look. If you’re interested in restorative treatment, why not give us a call and book a consultation today?
What are dental crowns?Dental crowns are an effective way of restoring teeth that have been damaged or weakened as a result of an accident, dental health problems or an injury. We sometimes refer to crowns as caps, as they sit on top of the tooth. Crowns are durable and hard-wearing, and we can use ceramics including porcelain to create a beautifully natural aesthetic. We us advanced techniques to hand-craft our crowns, creating layers to increase strength and give the crown a lovely luminescent sheen that mimics natural teeth.
Why would I need a crown?Crowns are restorative treatments that may be called into action to restore and strengthen a fragile tooth. If your tooth is fractured, you have had a large filling in the past, you have an infected tooth or you have suffered extensive damage as a result of a fall or sports injury, for example, you may be advised to have a new crown. In the case of an infected tooth, the crown may be fitted after root canal treatment. You may also need a new crown if you are having dental implant treatment to replace a missing tooth. In this case, the crown is connected to the implant to replace the visible part of the tooth, while the implant replaces the root section.
How long will my crown last?Typically, crowns last between 5 and 10 years. It is not possible for crowns to decay. However, the tooth tissue that joins the crown can become damaged and for this reason good oral hygiene is really important.
- Beautiful aesthetics: the main reason most people choose to have veneers is to enjoy a beautiful smile. Veneers are designed to look like bright, perfectly shaped natural teeth and they are guaranteed to make even the most unsightly set of teeth look stunning. When you’ve got a gorgeous smile, you’ll also be more likely to feel confident showing it off.
- Easy process: the process for veneer treatment is very simple and there is minimal discomfort involved. Treatment usually takes place over 2 sessions. The first session is designed to plan treatment and prepare the teeth and the second session is used to fit the veneers. Preparing the teeth involves removing an ultra-thin layer of the tooth surface. The aim is to make room for the new veneers. Your new veneers are created based on impressions of the teeth to ensure a perfect fit. Once they are ready, the veneers are then fixed onto the surface of the teeth to create your new smile.
- Solution for cosmetic imperfections: veneers are known for creating celebrity smiles, but they also offer a solution for imperfections, including chipped and uneven teeth, gaps between the teeth and worn and misshapen edges.
- Timeless looks: veneers should last for many years, meaning that your smile will look timeless and beautiful for years to come.