Cosmetic Dentistry

Cosmetic Dentistry encompasses so much more than beautifying your teeth. It is true that we can now give you a look that is both beautiful and totally natural looking. However, we believe that cosmetic dentistry is something beyond good looking teeth. Cosmetic dentistry is therapeutic restorative dentistry that improves your dental function and bite to create a healthy oral environment that looks and works better for you. It can include everything from veneers to improve the look of your teeth to implants that improve the way your teeth work together. Cosmetic dentistry is about improving your level of dental health and comfort along with your appearance and self-confidence.

Porcelain Veneers

A truly remarkable transformation in your smile is possible with porcelain veneers.

It is very common for people to have imperfect teeth. They may be oddly shaped, chipped, crooked, inappropriately sized, or they may have teeth with small holes in them. Such irregularities may be solved with porcelain veneers.

Veneers are thin porcelain coverings made to exacting individual specifications, including shape, size and shade, that are bonded permanently over teeth to solve irregularities. Veneers offer beauty and strength to create a durable and pleasing smile.

Treat yourself to a terrific smile and a huge boost to your self-confidence with porcelain veneers.

Crowns

A crown is a restoration that covers, or caps, a tooth to restore it to its normal shape and size. Its purpose is to strengthen or improve the appearance of a tooth. A crown is placed for a number of reasons:

  • To support a large filling when there isn’t enough tooth remaining.
  • To attach a bridge
  • To protect weak teeth from fracturing
  • To restore fractured teeth
  • To cover badly shaped or discoloured teeth
  • To cover a dental implant

Which Material is Best?

Both the “look” and function of your crowns are considered when choosing the materials most suitable for you. Dr. Magathan will consider the tooth location, the position of the gum tissue, the amount of tooth that shows when you smile, the colour or shade of the tooth and the function of the tooth to help you choose the best option for optimal dental function and appearance.

Crowns are made from a number of hi-tech materials. Gold alloys or porcelain or combinations and zirconia may be materials used. Zirconia is commonly used because of its strength and pleasing aesthetic look. In the process of making the crown, the porcelain is placed to blend in with your natural teeth. Crowns made entirely of zirconia or porcelain may look better especially on the front teeth.

What is Zirconium?

Zirconium is a strong type of crystal that has numerous favorable qualities. Crystal is known for being long-lasting and indestructible. Zirconium is no different. Besides its strength and durability, zirconium is also compatible with the human body, making its use popular in the medical field.

The major advantages of zirconium include:

Biocompatibility.
Because the body won’t reject the zirconium, there will lower chances of infections, complications, pain, discomfort, and allergic reactions to the crowns.

Great at hiding tooth damage.
Zirconium is preferred over porcelain in covering up and hiding tooth damage caused by staining or fractures.

Durability.
Being made of crystal, zirconium is nearly indestructible, easily withstanding the most vigorous chewing and biting activities. In fact, zirconium is five times as strong as porcelain! Zirconium crowns are milled in a way that they are nearly indestructible.

Long-lasting.
Going along with its durability, zirconium crowns also last longer than porcelain crowns. This is, mainly due to zirconium being more resistant to chipping and cracking.

Less tooth structure has to be removed.
Typically, when a crown is needed, a layer of the original tooth is removed for the crown to fit over it properly. The strength of zirconium means that a thinner layer of it is required for the crown. A thinner crown results in less of the original tooth to be removed.

Aesthetically pleasing.
Zirconium crowns are translucent being made from crystal. The clear, translucent appearance of zirconium allows for the perfect tooth coloring that best matches the patient’s natural tooth color, better than gold or porcelain crowns.

No metal is needed.
Unlike gold or porcelain crowns, zirconium crowns don’t require to be fused with a metal base which make traditional crowns more noticeable.

Zirconium crowns give you the comfort, security, feel, durability and appearance of natural teeth.