These restorations typically require two appointments: One to prepare the tooth or teeth in question, take an impression, and temporize the area. At the second appointment, the temporary restoration will be removed and the final, porcelain restoration will be bonded in place. In some instances, different materials may be recommended, depending on the outcomes desired.
Veneers are custom-made, thin ceramic shells that are bonded to a tooth. They correct misshapen, discoloured and worn teeth and provide predictable and beautiful smile transformations.
Inlays and onlays are porcelain fillings that are stronger and more durable than conventional composite fillings. They are recommended when a filling is quite large or covers a cusp (chewing surface), of the tooth. They are more conservative than crowns and are utilized to preserve tooth structure while providing strength.
Crowns (sometimes called caps), are used to restore and protect a tooth when it is cracked, severely worn, decayed or discoloured.
Bridges replace one or more missing teeth. They can help reestablish esthetics and proper chewing function and are supported by the teeth on either side of the missing tooth.