Porcelain fused to metal crown (PFM) is a full cast crown that is constructed by fusing the porcelain to all or most of the metal surfaces. It can be matched to the shade of the neighbouring teeth but lacks the aesthetic translucency of the metal-free ceramic crowns. They are subject to wear and tear but look like natural tooth and are durable
Zirconium is rapidly becoming the material of choice for dental crowns. It is a very strong material able to withstand the wear and tear of every day use. Aesthetically, it is translucent very similar to a natural tooth, reflecting light in much the same way. This means that Zirconium, Zirconia has a very aesthetic effect, which may be important if your new crowns are to be at the front of your mouth and is particularly relevant in cases where the crowns will be seen beside natural teeth. We offer the very best in Zirconia metal free restorations. Frameworks that are thin and translucent ensuring a natural and vital appearance.
Precious gold or non precious gold to fabricate full metal crowns, inlays and onlays. There is certainly still a market for full gold restorations and our metal technicians revel in creating the morphology and fit. Whilst some patients may prefer the look of full gold restorations they also have long term durability making them a great candidate for posterior restorations.
Tooth Whitening (termed bleaching when utilising bleach), is either restoration of natural tooth shade or whitening beyond natural tooth shade.Tooth whitening can be a very effective way of lightening the natural colour of your teeth without removing any of the tooth surface.
EMAX represents a major breakthrough in restorative and cosmetic dentistry. One reason behind this is a combination of its high aesthetics and superior strength. The all-ceramic dental restorations made from e.max are natural-looking and contain no metal. This is a type of all-ceramic crown with an appealing translucent colour which is combined with extra strength and durability. This crown is made from a single block of lithium disilicate ceramic: this is a top grade material which has been harvested for its toughness, durability and opaque qualities which makes it a highly prized crown. You get a glass ceramic crown which is tough and enduring but delicate.
Mouth guards, also called mouth protectors, help cushion a blow to the face, minimising the risk of broken teeth and injuries to your lips, tongue, face or jaw. They typically cover the upper teeth and are a great way to protect the soft tissues of your tongue, lips and cheek lining in most contact sports.
Bite splints are removable dental appliances carefully moulded to fit the upper or lower arches of teeth to stop the patient grinding their teeth.The Comfort Hard Soft Bite Splint is designed to alleviate the pain and damage caused by bruxing or clenching of the teeth. It is the most widely prescribed bite splint available due to its comfort and fit.
Diagnostic Wax Ups
A dental diagnostic wax-up is a planning procedure used by your restorative dentist, to help communicate valuable information to the patient, laboratory, or other dental specialists. One of the advantages of having a wax-up of what you want the final results to look like is for a better understanding during your preparation appointment. By comparing the diagnostic models and the diagnostic wax-ups, a dentist can better visualise the requirements of tooth reduction.
Articulated Study Models
A dental instrument designed to simulate the movement of the upper and lower jaw. Used with study models the system aids in the diagnosis, treatment and planning of orthodontic cases