Crowns and Veneers
Same Day Porcelain Crowns
CAD/CAM is a system that delivers superb quality porcelain restorations quickly, precisely, and efficiently. Just look at these benefits!
- A single-appointment restoration — only one visit needed
- An efficient appointment — less time spent in the dental chair
- A natural-looking filling — no more silver metal-mouth
- A healthier, metal-free filling
- No messy impressions or ill-fitting temporaries
- A restoration that matches the natural color of your teeth
- A restoration that is anti-abrasive, bio-compatible and resistant to plaque
- A durable restoration — CAD/CAM fillings don’t break or leak like traditional fillings
- Proven technology — ten years of clinical research and over four million restorations performed worldwide
CAD/CAM fillings are an enormous advance over traditional silver (mercury amalgam) fillings. CAD/CAM fillings are metal-free, plaque resistant, color matched and bio-compatible. As well, they are so precisely made we can preserve more of your natural tooth tissue when preparing the tooth for restoration.
Crowns are a cosmetic restoration used to strengthen a tooth or improve its shape. Crowns are most often used for teeth that are broken, worn, or partially destroyed by tooth decay.
Crowns are “cemented” onto an existing tooth and fully cover the portion of your tooth above the gum line. In effect, the crown becomes your tooth’s new outer surface. Crowns can be made of porcelain, metal, or both. Porcelain crowns are most often preferred because they mimic the translucency of natural teeth and are very strong.
Crowns or onlays (partial crowns) are needed when there is insufficient tooth strength remaining to hold a filling. Unlike fillings which apply the restorative material directly into your mouth, a crown is fabricated away from your mouth. Your crown is created in a lab from your unique tooth impression which allows a dental laboratory technician to examine all aspects of your bite and jaw movements. Your crown is then sculpted just for you so that your bite and jaw movements function normally once the crown is placed.
Veneers are custom, porcelain facings that are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth to whiten teeth, close spaces, straighten teeth, or repair chipped or worn teeth. The veneers are only about 1 mm thick (the thickness of a fingernail). That same thickness is “shaved” off the natural tooth surface so when the veneer is bonded to the tooth, the tooth doesn’t feel or look “thicker”.