Our office offers exclusively metal free restorations
Solid Zirconia Crowns
ONE OF THE STRONGEST RESTORATIONS AVAILABLE
- GOOD BIOCOMPATIBILITY
- HEALTHY TISSUE RESPONSE
- CAN BE USED FOR BRUXERS
- CAN BE CHEMICALLY BONDED TO TEETH STRUCTURES CREATING MARGINAL SEAL
- LONG-TERM PREDICTABLE RESTORATION
Layered Zirconia Crowns
The same strength and durability as solid zirconium, but has better esthetics due to layer of porcelain on the front of the crown
- Healthy tissue response
- Good strength and restoration longevity
- Can hide underlying discolored tooth structure with excellent final esthetics
Bondable Crowns – Emax / ZirPress ceramic restoration
- More conservative tooth preparation – less amount of tooth needs to be removed
- Excellent esthetics –closest to natural teeth appearance
- Allows more variable restorative work like veneers, inlays, onlays and overlays
- Bondable – creats chemical seal with tooth structures for better hygiene and antibacterial / anticaries properties
Overlays go over the tooth to repair and rebuild the cusp portions (pointed edges on the chewing surfaces of the teeth) that have either worn down, fractured off, or broken due to decay. It lays over the tooth, rather than inside of it. With a dental crown, the restoration covers the entire tooth. It “caps” the remaining tooth structure, regardless of how much is still left intact before the treatment is started. On the other hand, a filling simply patches up the hole inside of a tooth, rather than cover the outside. Overlays offer a middle-of-the-road approach to repairing the damaged area, without covering the entire tooth. It is essentially a partial crown that bonds over the damaged area to rebuild it without sacrificing the risk of stability during everyday wear.It is just large enough that it has enough integrity to bite and chew with, yet it maximizes the ability to preserve natural, healthy enamel instead of covering otherwise in-tact tooth structure. Hence the nickname, three-quarter crown.
Although a filling wouldn’t be appropriate to repair a damaged tooth cusp (it would simply fall off after pressure is applied when biting/chewing) a crown is often too overzealous for repairing teeth that would be otherwise fine if it were not for the fractured cusp. As such, dentists have developed dental overlays for these instances.
Dental veneers or porcelain veneers are pour cosmetic service offering wafer-thin, custom-made shells of tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front surface of teeth to improve your appearance. These shells are bonded to the front of the teeth changing their color, shape, size, or length. Veneers can be used to treat a number of different cosmetic concerns, including chipped, broken, discolored, or smaller-than-average teeth. Some people may only get one veneer in the case of a broken or chipped tooth, but many get between six to eight veneers in order to create an even, symmetrical smile. The top front eight teeth are the most commonly applied veneers.