Crowns and Veneers

>Same Day Dental Crowns & Veneers
Same Day Dental Crowns & Veneers 2019-08-02T16:07:58+00:00

Nelson Bay dental provides veneer and dental crown services to enhance your smile

*Please note, currently unavailable whilst awaiting delivery of milling unit*

Concerned about tooth gaps, cracked, or damaged teeth?

Crowns, bridges, or veneers could be the perfect solution. Each serve a unique purpose but achieve the same result – natural looking teeth that are inconspicuous, comfortable, and fixed in place.

Improved precision and comfort through digital scanning

Platinum Dental embraces new technology and uses a state of the art digital intra oral scanner during the veneer, crown and bridge process. The digital age has brought a lot of improvements to the dental world particularly when precise measurements need to be taken. Our digital scanner provides far more accurate results than standard impression materials and is far less messy for our patients, this enables a higher quality finished product and less time in the chair for our patients.

Veneers

What is a dental veneer?

A veneer is a very thin layer of material that is placed over the front surface of a tooth to change the tooths appearance. A veneer can be used to improve the colour, size and/or shape of a single or multiple teeth. A veneer can also be used to protect the surface of a tooth.

A dental veneer is a quick, simple and comfortable way to transform the look of a tooth to achieve a beautiful smile with minimal fuss.

What does the treatment involve?

  • Most teeth require local anaesthetic to numb the tooth to make the procedure pain free and comfortable for you.
  • Space for the veneer to sit flush with your existing teeth is made by removing a tiny amount of the tooth surface.
  • A digital dental scanner is used to record the shape of the tooth and the data is sent to a computer where the veneer is designed.
  • The veneer can be made on site with a special machine and cemented on the same day, or manufactured by a local lab technician which may take two weeks.
  • The veneer is cemented onto your existing tooth with a ‘dental adhesive’.

Crowns

Why do I need a crown?

A crown is a professionally manufactured cover that is placed over a natural tooth (or implant) to help restore its appearance and function. Crowns can be used after a root canal, to restore a tooth that is largely broken down or to protect a tooth that is cracked.

What does the treatment involve?

  • Most teeth require local anaesthetic to numb the tooth to make the procedure pain free and comfortable for you.
  • The tooth is shaped to make room for the crown material to sit over the tooth, level with your existing teeth.
  • A digital dental scanner is used to record the shape of the tooth and the data is sent to a computer where the crown is designed.
  • The crown is manufactured on site with a special machine.
  • The whole process from start to finish can be done all in one day.
  • The crown is cemented in place with a ‘dental adhesive’.

What is the crown made of?

Crowns are made from different materials depending on the tooth to be restored. They can be porcelain or ceramic for a natural look or a gold metal alloy (mostly for back teeth) for more strength and durability.

Bridges

What is a dental bridge?

A dental bridge is a fixed way to replace a missing tooth. The bridge uses the teeth either side of a gap to attach a fake tooth.

What are bridges made of?

Bridges are usually made of precious metal and porcelain although advances in the strength of dental materials mean tooth coloured ceramics can also be used.

What does treatment involve?

  • There are different ways to attach the bridge to the teeth either side of the gap. Sometimes no shaping is required but other times the teeth either side will need to be altered to make space for the bridge material to fit over the existing teeth.
  • A digital dental scanner is used to record the shape of the tooth and the data is sent to a computer where the bridge is designed.
  • The bridge is manufactured on site with a special machine.
  • The whole process from start to finish can be done all in one day.
  • The bridge is cemented in place with a ‘dental adhesive’.