Ceramic Veneers :
Ceramic veneers are thin ceramic flakes which are permanently built-in on the front of your tooth. They represent a permanent solution to change or improve the image of stained, discoloured, chipped, broken or unaesthetic teeth. The crafted veneers are durable, beautiful and most importantly natural looking. They are custom made for shape and colour by a professional dental laboratory. As one of the high-quality aesthetic solutions they do not require great removal of dental substances which today makes their application very popular.They are bonded onto the front of teeth to create a beautiful and attractive smile.
Veneers can completely reshape your teeth and smile. People who have Crooked teeth, Misshapen teeth, fluorosis , Severely discoloured or stained teeth, too small or large teeth, uneven spaces and Worn or chipped teeth can opt for ceramic veneers.
Getting veneers usually requires two visits to complete the process. The teeth are prepared by shaping the surface of the tooth to allow for the thickness of the veneer. An impression of the teeth is taken and shade or colour will then be chosen by you and the dentist. The second visit involves cleaning of the teeth with special liquids achieve a durable bond. Bonding cement is then placed between the tooth and veneer and a special light beam is used to harden and set the bond. Thus they help in creating a uniform, white, beautiful smile.
Zirconia or zirconium is the strongest material used in restoration dentistry and also the hardest known white ceramic in the industry. Zirconium Oxide is the zirconia used in dentistry. Zirconium comes in the form of solid blocks of various shapes and sizes. For processing, it requires sophisticated computer systems.
The tooth colour is whiter than other crown treatment options. There is no anaesthetic grey line visibility compared to that of conventional metal-based ceramic crowns. It is a recently emerged material that has revolutionized dentistry. Because of its exceptional qualities, it can be utilized for various purposes.
Zirconia is extremely durable and tough. Because it is white ceramic with very good translucency features, zirconium restorations are highly aesthetic because they do not contain any metal in their structure. It can be matched to the colour of existing teeth. Similar to gold, it is very well tolerated by the body, has no allergic effects and because it is not a metal, it never corrodes. This material is biocompatible.
As they are executed by computer systems, zirconium based prostheses are highly precise.
Indications for Zirconia Crowns:
Zirconia against metal base restorations
Porcelain crown with zirconia substructure
Full zirconia restorations
Zirconia crowns and bridges.
Crowns and Bridges
Crowns and bridges are a fixed solution to missing or damaged teeth. This restorative procedure uses prosthetic devices to get back your smile to its natural state. A crown is used when the tooth structure is damaged or fractured. A bridge is used when one or more teeth are missing. A crown is basically a manufactured tooth. Crowns are an ideal restoration to protect teeth, which have been broken or weakened by decay, a very large filling or a root canal filling. It’s generally made of porcelain or ceramic that can be colour and texture-matched to your existing teeth. Often a metal crown will have porcelain bonded to the exterior to give it strength and a natural look.
A bridge is a prosthetic appliance that replaces missing teeth. Bridges are usually made of porcelain fused to metal in order to achieve both strength and a natural look. All teeth associated with the bridge are fused together as a unit. As with crowns, form, function and aesthetics are restored. Crowns and bridges are used to repair a number of different dental problems.
A crown can be used when a tooth is fractured or damaged, too much decay has weakened a tooth, a tooth is severely discoloured, a tooth is misshapen, a dental bridge needs an anchor. A bridge is used to replace a missing tooth or teeth. It is also a possible solution when dentures are unstable, uncomfortable or aesthetically displeasing.
The longevity of your crown or bridge is to practice good oral hygiene. A bridge can lose its support if the teeth or bone holding it in place are damaged by dental disease. Keep your gums and teeth healthy by Brushing with fluoride toothpaste twice a day and flossing daily. Also, see your dentist regularly for checkups and professional cleanings.