Dental Crowns, bridges and veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin, custom-made shells finely crafted and bonded to the front of a tooth. Dr. Dirk Jacobsen when placing veneers will require you to make two appointments; the first is to prepare your tooth for the veneer and the second to adhere it.

A small amount of your tooth enamel will be removed so when your veneer is placed your tooth will still look completely natural. Then a detailed impression is made and sent to a dental technician who will create your veneer.

At your second appointment your veneer will be checked for fit and comfort and any required adjustments are made before your veneer is permanently bonded to your tooth.

When placed, your veneer will look like your natural surrounding teeth. Although extremely fine, porcelain veneers are quite strong, durable and stain resistant.

Composite veneers are made using a special white resin material that is coloured to the shade of your natural tooth enamel.

This type of dental veneer is usually used to fix small tooth imperfections like small chips or cracks in the teeth or as a conservative alternative to porcelain veneers. Composite veneers have the advantage and convenience of being in a single appointment visit.

The composite material is placed in layers and hardened by a special UV light. It is then sculpted to the perfect shape to blend seamlessly with your surrounding natural teeth.

With correct care and regular check-up appointments at the Dental Pod, your porcelain and composite veneers will last for many years and give you the smile you have always wanted.

A dental crown is one of the most commonly used and versatile tooth restorations.

A crown is placed over a single tooth that either has weakened due to root canal therapy, or had suffered severe decay or fracture. Crowns can restore strength and function to your teeth, as well as aesthetically enhance your smile.

The advantage of all porcelain crowns compared to metal based crowns is their ability to reflect light like natural tooth enamel. As an added benefit, because there’s no metal substructure, the black line at the gums normally associated with traditional crowns is also eliminated.

They offer a strong restorative solution and have superior aesthetic properties that can transform your smile.

A dental bridge consists of several false teeth joined and secured together by crowns, placed on healthy natural teeth on either side of the space.

A bridge is custom-made in a dental laboratory from detailed impression. Often a temporary bridge will be placed while your permanent bridge is being crafted.

At your second appointment, Dr. Dirk Jacobsen will remove your temporary bridge (if one was placed) and fit the permanent one. Your permanent bridge will then be assessed for it’s fit and comfort as well as making sure that your teeth bite together correctly before it is secured in place with a formulated bonding agent.

It is essential to care for your bridge as you would your own natural teeth. Although they are made from porcelain, the health of your supporting and surrounding teeth and gums will affect the longevity of your restoration.

With the correct care and good oral hygiene routine as well as attending check-up appointments every six months with the Dental Pod, your new bridge can last for many years.

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