At Spires Dental Clinic we offer a range of replacement or reinforcing tooth options, including dental crowns. Dental crowns restore the shape and strength of teeth while improving their appearance. Dental veneers restore the shape and aesthetics of the front surface of the teeth. Both involve the work of our experienced dental technician who will craft these restorations in their laboratory.
Crowns are incredibly versatile and can be slotted as a “cap” over an existing weak or broken tooth, support a largely filled tooth, cover discoloured or stained teeth, secure dental bridges or attach to dental implants. There are different kinds of dental crowns, such as resin, ceramic, porcelain or metal, which are chosen depending on your condition and financial situation.
Dental crowns are matched to your natural tooth shade, with ceramic and porcelain crowns achieving this natural look more so than their resin counterparts. They are also stronger than resin crowns and considered more aesthetically pleasing than metal ones. Usually temporary dental crowns are fitted, while personalised permanent dental crowns are being prepared specific to your dental contours.
Veneers can create beautiful, straight white teeth for a gorgeous bright smile. They are one of the most popular cosmetic dental treatments that we offer at Spires Dental Clinic and are uniquely designed to suit you.
A lot of the time if you align and whiten teeth you will end up with a great result that 80% of people are very happy in showing off to everyone they meet. But in some circumstances you need to consider veneers such as; when there are multiple stained fillings, the teeth have an uneven colour pattern or when you want your teeth to be as white as they can be.
Veneers provide the following:
To achieve the best result, which let’s face it is what we are looking for; we need to adjust the teeth themselves to provide room for the veneers. The adjustment is made using a mock up of your new smile to ensure we only remove the required amount of tooth structure.
Prototype veneers are fitted at the same time and they allow you to assess your new smile over a period of a few days. You can show your family and friends and make sure that we have attained the very best look for you. If you are unhappy with the result we can make any changes you see fit, contouring the prototypes to your prescription. This typically takes 1-2 visits all of which are included in the fee.
Once you are happy with the look of your smile we ask our Ceramist, Stephen, to sculpt the veneers mimicking the shape of the prototypes. Everything, including the latest colour matching techniques, are used to ensure the best cosmetic appearance of the finished dental veneer.