Natural Looking Porcelain Veneers & Crowns

What is Porcelain Veneer and Crown?

To replace a structurally weakened tooth, a cap, called crown is needed to strength the overall tooth. Crown can be made from different materials from porcelain fused to metal to pure porcelain. Your bite pattern and the amount of remaining natural foundation left are the key factors to determine the material used for the crown. Crowns are part of oral health, just like the rest of natural teeth. They need to be cleaned and maintained like natural teeth.

Why Can’t I just have fillings?

When a tooth has been repaired too many times and with very little natural structure left, by putting larger filling will only compromise the overall strength of the tooth further, which may lead to catastrophic fracture of the tooth. Hence, an overall protection like crown is needed to hold everything together.

1. Where are the crowns made in?
We have strict quality control over any work delivered in the dentist room. All crown works are made with German, USA material, in local most advanced digital lab. All crowns has standard 5 years structure warranty.

2.. How much is a crown?
Crown varies in cost, depending on the material used. For example, a gold crown will cost more than a pure porcelain crown because of the precious material. To ensure you have an accurate quote, please make an appointment to see our dentists to help you determine the best material for the crown. Also, Private Insurance Member such as BUPA, MEDIBANK PRIVATE, CBHS will get the maximum amount of rebate from us, being part of their network. Most clients can claim the rebate on the spot in our surgery.

3. Can I delay the treatment?
The reason of placing a crown is to avoid catastrophic fracture of the tooth, which might end up losing the tooth. Hence, it is advisable to have the crown placed without any delay if advised by professionals. If unsure, please feel free to see one of our expert dentist to check the tooth and discuss all options.

Veneer

What is a veneer? Veneers are made of very thin layer of tooth coloured material to enhance shape, color and texture of the teeth. They are perhaps the fastest way to change the appearance of your smile, if you would like to have a dramatic change of the smile without the lengthy braces treatment.

1. What are veneers made of?
There are generally two types of materials, composite resin and porcelain. Composite material are commonly known as tooth coloured filling material. They are relatively easy to handle and shape at chair side. Porcelain need to be hand painted, then fired in special funnel to harden the material. In general, both material gives excellent appearance of the veneer. Porcelain need to be more durable, more resistant to staining and easier to add personal characteristics.

2. Does veneer cause damage to my teeth?
With modern digital dentistry, veneers can be made of very thin material, at the thickness of 0.2mm thickness. That means the dentist merely just polish the tooth slightly without the need to cut deep into the tooth. Hence it can be very biologically conservative. In most cases, we consider cosmetic veneers are addition to the teeth, rather than ‘cutting’ or subtraction of the tooth structure.

3. How Long Does Veneers Last?
Accuracy is the key to long term success. It means there is less leakage between the nature tooth and the restoration. Our dentists only work under advanced surgical loupes, which are magnification glasses without any distortion and intense light to ensure accuracy of the work. We try everything to see better, work better and deliver better services to your health.

4. How Long Would it Take for the Veneer Treatment?
Veneer treatment can be finished in one or two appointments. In complex cases, where more than 6 teeth are involved, we might suggest a trial appointment to fit the temporary veneers on the teeth to let you get a feel and visual assessment of what final veneers will be like in the mouth. Any fine tuning of veneer shape, size can be finessed to your liking, which will be reflected in the final veneers.

5. Cost of Veneer
Cost of veneer varies greatly in cost, depending on number of teeth involved, material used. It starts from $800. Please feel free to see our dentist to have full assessment and discuss suitable option. Our support team will help to quote private insurance rebate for you. There are also interest free plan available for complex cases to spread out the treatment payment over 15 months.

Accuracy is the key to long term success. It means there is less leakage between the nature tooth and the restoration. Our dentists only work under advanced surgical loupes, which are magnification glasses without any distortion and intense light to ensure accuracy of the work. We try everything to see better, work better and deliver better services to your health.

See also: dental implantsteeth whitening.

Our service area is Crows Nest, North Sydney, Bella Vista and suburbs