A porcelain veneer is a thin outer façade covering a tooth or teeth in the esthetic zone, typically from central incisors to canines. Veneers are excellent option when covering discolored, misaligned, cracked, or deteriorating front teeth where cosmetic bonding might not be feasible. It is a minimally prepared procedure and yet esthetically pleasing, that can also last a long time with proper care.
Empress, Lava, & all Porcelain Crowns
The process for these crowns is same as for any other crowns; however these crowns are designed to be more esthetically pleasing since the coping (inner core material) of the crown is not metal based. Without the metal inner coping, a more translucent porcelain layer can be applied to create the most natural looking crown that best resembles your own enamel.
Lava Crowns are a recent addition to Huntington Family Dentistry due to its strength and cosmetic appeal. Lava Crowns are made from Zirconia inner coping with porcelain outer layer that provide proven high strength performance. They are made by the precision CAD/CAM system for an outstanding marginal fit and also have natural appearance. Unlike other esthetic crowns, Lava crowns can be placed in both anterior and posterior (premolar and molar) regions of your mouth and can also be made as a short span bridge.
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