Crowns and veneers are an effective way to improve the cosmetic appearance of your front teeth. They can be used to change the colour, shape and size of your teeth. In some cases they can reinforce a weakened tooth to improve structural integrity. When done correctly, they can mimic the natural form of teeth and blend seamlessly with the rest of your teeth and truly enhance your smile.
The difference between crowns and veneers is essentially the amount of tooth they cover. The choice between having a crown or a veneer depends on the current status of the tooth, and the amount of change desired. Your cosmetic dentist will assess this and advise you of the most appropriate treatment required to achieve your goals. Above all, we are always mindful of respecting and preserving your original biology.
There are numerous types of crowns and veneers. Not all are the same. The main differences are in the type of ceramic used, and the process by which they are made.
At Iconic Dentistry, we use all-ceramic crowns and veneers – they are metal free. This allows us to achieve biomimetic results with superior optical properties that are as natural looking as possible.
They are fabricated either by advance processes such as CAD/CAM or ‘pressed techniques’ depending on what we are trying to achieve. Ceramic (or porcelain) veneers are beautiful, durable and strong. Their optical and physical properties are designed to mimic your natural teeth. They are the treatment of choice in creating natural smiles.
You can be sure of the quality of the porcelain at Iconic Dentistry. All of our crowns and veneers are either created in-house or by our master ceramist in a local laboratory in Perth. Your work will never be sent overseas.
Veneers may also be fabricated out of direct resin. When done well, the optical results are almost identical to ceramic veneers. In the right mouth, they are a very good alternative to ceramic veneers. However, resin veneers do not have the same structural integrity as ceramic crowns and veneers. They also require a different level of maintenance.
At Iconic Dentistry, we understand that tooth shape and colour is as individual as you. What suits one person may not suit another so all crowns and veneers are custom designed for your smile, and calibrated for your bite. Your cosmetic dentist will advise you of the most appropriate technique to achieve your treatment goals.