Crowns, Veneers & Onlays
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape and appearance of a natural tooth.
We offers several top class choices with regards to white crowns, from economy precious metal based alloys to gold (60%) or metal based porcelain crowns and ceramic metal free crowns which are as strong as the porcelain bonded variety. We use state of the art cad-cam milled technology to produce crowns with immaculately natural appearance and fit.
Veneers are wafer-thin lamintates or shells of tooth-coloured material (which can be either porcelain, ceramic or composite bonding material). They are bonded to the front surface of teeth to improve their cosmetic appearance.
An Onlay is also produced using cad-cam technology where a scanned impression of your prepared tooth is used to produce a restoration that will build up your tooth back to its original structure.
Why would I need a Crown or an Onlay?
Crowns and Onlays are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. A crown could be used for a number of other reasons, for instance:
• you may have discoloured fllings and would like to improve the appearance of the tooth
• you may have had a root filling which will need a crown to protect the remaining tooth
• it may help hold a bridge or denture firmly in place.