A dental crown is a tooth-shaped “cap” that is placed over the entire tooth to cover and restore its shape, size and strength, as well as to improve appearance. If there is insufficient natural tooth structure or a tooth is at risk of fracture, a crown may be recommended. Crowns can be fixed onto “live” teeth or after a tooth has undergone root canal treatment. When cemented into place, the crown fully encases the entire visible portion of a tooth that lies at and above the gum line.
Veneers are thin laminates of custom-made porcelain which are cemented over the front of your teeth. They can change the colour, size and shape of teeth that may be too big, too small or have uneven surfaces. Veneers can rectify teeth that are imperfect, discoloured, chipped or crooked so as to brighten your smile and give you as bright and as natural looking smile as you desire.