Crowns and Veneers

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Chermside Dental Care provides high quality, australian-made crowns and bridges. We have been here since 1957, and hope to be here for at least another 60 years, so our focus is on quality, longevity and high aesthetics.

Crowns and Veneers at Chermside Dental Care, Brisbane

There are a myriad of factors that go into determining a beautiful smile. Some would say its in the eye of the beholder, and this is true. However we aim for perfection, and to do this we have criteria we must meet. Crowns and Veneers are a valuable tool in our armamentarium to creating the perfect smile for our patients.

Firstly, what is a crown/veneer?

A crown and/or veneer are caps that cover part of, or all of the tooth above the gum. They are usually made out of porcelain or a double layered material such as metal coated with porcelain. The underlying layer is used for stiffness and strength, which supports the porcelain. We use porcelain type materials because of their natural colour, translucency, reflective and refractive properties. They are the most similar to the natural tooth in terms of aesthetics. Crowns tend to be the stronger type of cap, but are more destructive to the tooth. As such, crowns are generally recommended more for teeth undergoing greater pressure when biting, and also teeth that are mostly filling or broken to begin with.

Veneers are more of a facing on the front of the tooth. Veneers are less destructive to the tooth initially and can be significantly easier to fix later should it debond (because everything has a life-span).A beautiful Smile - chermside dental care brisbane.jpg

However, both crowns and veneers are fantastic and covering up the colour, shape and size of the tooth underneath. You can change the appearance of crookedness of teeth with veneers and crowns.

Sometimes, you can fix just one tooth, and match it to your existing teeth. This works well. However if you are interested in a whole new smile, often 6-10 crowns/veneers may be required. Orthodontics can help to position the teeth perfectly first prior to crowns/veneers for an optimal outcome. These are some of the options we will discuss with you at your first consultation.

The cost for crowns and veneers varies, but ranges from $800-1450 depending on a number of factors.

If you'd like some more information, please feel free to email us (chermsidedental@gmail.com) or call us on 3359 1611 at anytime.

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