Crowns and Veneers
If you want to have whiter, straighter teeth and a more attractive smile, but have chipped, stained, discolored, or even slightly crooked front teeth. Then we will be glad to help evaluate your specific situation, listen to the exact changes you have in mind, and provide you with the information you needed before any treatment is performed. Often, porcelain veneers can provide a completely improved smile in just a few appointments.
If you don’t like your smile due to cracked, broken, decayed or worn teeth, we can bring back your healthy, natural-looking smile with crowns. While a filling can restore a small defect in a tooth, a crown can give you the more durable, stronger way to restore a tooth with extensive damage, front or back for the long term. With all the materials and techniques modern dentistry has to offer, crowns can be totally natural-looking. Crowns can correct bite problems, close spaces between teeth, change the angulations of teeth, and they can be used to replace missing teeth permanently, as part of a bridge, or over an implant.
If you are missing a tooth, a permanent bridge can often be made to replace it. It should look and feel natural, without hooks or clasps, and stay in permanently, allowing totally normal function. When teeth are missing the remaining teeth begin to change position, and this can lead to numerous problems, including loss of more teeth. A fixed bridge will prevent teeth from shifting, and stabilize your bite. You can call our office at 905-683-3811 to schedule your evaluation.
Onlays and Inlays
Strong, Attractive, and Safe Alternatives to Silver or White Fillings.
Onlays are used for large restorations. They restore the area inside the cusp and extend over one or more sides of the tooth. They are usually made of porcelain or metal in the lab. One of my classmates while studying dentistry at the University of Toronto did research on Onlays/inlays and white fillings and came up with the result that Onlays/inlays are a better option (strength-wise) to the fillings.
These are used to restore the area of the tooth inside the cusps. Inlays are usually made of porcelain or metal.
Onlays and inlays are created in a dental laboratory from an impression of your teeth. Any shrinkage of the device occurs in the lab and is accounted for when cemented. Large fillings can shrink and be at greater risk for breakdown and tooth sensitivity. The final result will fit perfectly with surrounding teeth and can be as strong as a natural tooth.