Crowns and Veneers
Crowns cover the entire tooth and are generally used to restore teeth which have been significantly weakened or damaged by decay, fracture, and large restorations or have had root canal treatment. Crowns can also close spaces between teeth and correct misshaped or discolored teeth. With increased interest in cosmetic dentistry, there has been a trend to offer patients metal-free, natural looking all cermic crowns. These all ceramic crowns transmit light like natural tooth structure and do not have the grey metal show through along the edge of the crown.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain which are bonded to the front surfaces of teeth, primarily for the cosmetic correction of chipped, misshaped, or discolored teeth. Although veneers are great for closing gaps between front teeth and can correct minor tooth misalignment, they are generally not a replacement for orthodontic treatment.