A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth. Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured or stained tooth. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps. Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special strong bond very little preparation of the tooth is needed.
An inlay is a small filling made out of high quality gold, plastic or porcelain. The colour of plastic or porcelain inlays can be accustomed to the original tooth shade. You will not be able to tell the difference between the inlay and healthy teeth.
A crown is an artificial restoration that fits over the remaining part of a prepared tooth, making it strong and giving it the shape of a natural tooth. Crowns are an ideal restoration for teeth that have been broken, or have been weakened by decay or a very large filling. All-ceramic crowns offer a metal-free alternative, which can give the strength of a bonded crown. They can look very natural and are most often used for front teeth.
In summary, there are two major advantages of all-ceramic crowns:
- They look very natural
- There is no risk of an allergic reaction
The colouring materials of various drinks (coffee, tea, coke) or smoking will be absorbed into the dental enamel. Some medicines or the decomposition by-products of dead teeth can change the colour of deeper layers in the teeth and cause so-called internal discolouration. Modern teeth whitening treatments used in case of real discolouration give excellent aesthetical results. Whitening of an individual tooth is carried out in the dental surgery in one sitting. The treatment can be started at any age of life. Its effect can last for approximately four years.
Twinkles are artificial diamonds in different colours or small golden figures. These twinkles are being fixed on the front tooth with a special lacquer. The procedure is very gentle with long lasting effects.