One of the most comprehensive smile makeovers possible are ceramic veneers. Veneers are ceramic facings that are precision made for the front and sides of teeth, which can enhance both their shape, position and colour. They were developed in the early 1980s and with continual developments in ceramic and resin technology, can now be made as thin as 0.3mm.
Porcelain and ceramic are terms that are used interchangeably and haphazardly, and for the purposes of you dental treatment, may be considered the same material. In reality, porcelain classically included naturally occurring materials (such as feldspar) and those used containing Kaolin. Ceramic is any inorganic material that is produced via the application of heat. This is a much wider term that covers all of the synthetic and natural materials used in dentistry today.
The development of thin veneers has enabled us to transform the appearance of your teeth with little tooth structure loss. Teeth that are discoloured, crooked, spaced or heavily filled can now be transformed simply and quickly. Ceramic veneers are one of the most durable, aesthetic and reliable forms of dental rejuvenation available, with many cases lasting in excess of fifteen years.
Ceramic crowns are occasionally used support a broken down tooth as well as improve its appearance. Modern, all-ceramic crowns combine durability with excellent aesthetics. The days of unaesthetic crowns with dark lines are over. The different types and brands of ceramics are plentiful and ever changing. Dr Sahil has established himself as an expert in the area of materials science, and is preparing to co-author a paper focusing on the area.
Sahil is fortunate to work with several excellent dental technicians in the UK and abroad. These artists are hand selected to work with Dr Sahil to design and manufacture the crowns according to your requirements. The aim is to design them in keeping with your adjacent teeth, such that the dental work is invisible.
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