A veneer is a thin laminate that is bonded directly to the natural teeth. They are used to correct a tooth's colour, close a space, or repair a cracked tooth.
A crown completely covers (caps) a tooth, protecting it and keeping it strong. Crowns can be made of gold, porcelain fused to metal, pure white porcelain (to resemble a natural tooth), or zirconia. We choose the material we feel will work best in your mouth.
Our teeth develop stains because the enamel becomes more porous as we age, and gradually becomes darker. Acidic foods and drinks - such as diet soda - makes the enamel even more porous, and leave it vulnerable to stains. Tobacco, red wine, coffee and tea are the most likely to leave those ugly yellow stains on our teeth. Teeth whitening allows us to remove or reduce stains, lightening teeth for a more attractive appearance.
This procedure is used to reshape teeth by correcting crooked, chipped or overlapping teeth. Teeth are carefully reduced and built up with laminate material until they are the ideal shape and size.
Bonding is a conservative method for retaining teeth. It can be very beautiful and is good for younger people or those who are not ready for porcelain veneers.