If you would like to restore the function and appearance of your teeth so that you can once again enjoy a healthier-looking smile and teeth which are strong, durable and chew properly, then a crown or veneer may be a solution.
A crown is a restorative and cosmetic procedure that allows you to eat with ease and have a stunning smile to boot. Treatment helps repair teeth that have been damaged through decay, or chipped in an accident.
Crowns, or caps as they are sometimes known, are metal, porcelain or ceramic covers for damaged or unsightly teeth. They are carefully crafted to look natural and blend in seamlessly with the rest of your teeth. Modern all-ceramic crowns can eliminate dark metallic lines around the gum line of older crowns.
Minimally invasive veneers
Placing a crown requires the removal of some of your natural tooth tissue so whenever possible the dentists at Hook Dental in Hampshire would rather place a veneer as this requires less tooth removal.
Veneers are rather like false finger nails for teeth and are carefully bonded to the surface of a natural tooth to mask imperfections in the enamel or improve the position and appearance. Veneers often require much less preparation of the natural tooth tissue helping preserve much more of what nature gave you.
Composite bonding conserves healthy tooth tissue and naturally strengthens the remaining tooth providing a quick, painless and reversible solution to cosmetic problems, such as gaps, chips and discolouration. As well as being ideal for invisible fillings, it can be used for minimally invasive veneers as it does not require much preparation of the tooth surface.
This tooth-coloured filling material is perfectly matched and built up to look like your natural teeth - with amazing results.