Porcelain Veneers, Inlays,
Porcelain veneers have become more and more popular during the last few years. They are an aesthetic and healthy option to common crowning, which requires a painful drilling of the tooth to prepare the area for the crown.
Also, the treatment is easier on
Misaligned, spaced, discolored teeth, or those with large restorations (fillings) or decayed areas require crowns, also known as caps. Dentists have used porcelain crowns for many years, but without reinforcement, they easily break. This led to the creation of porcelain crowns with metal frameworks to support the porcelain. A problem with the metal framework is that more of the tooth has to be taken off to make room for the frames, and its color has to be blocked out, and the light that passes through the tooth is blocked by the metal. As a result this type of restoration is very difficult or practically impossible to look completely life-like.
Research has solved these
and other problems...
The 100% porcelain inlay or onlay is another type of restoration that has become more popular.
This is generally placed on posterior teeth and is an aesthetic replacement for metal colored fillings. Previously, these restorations were made with porcelain, but they had the same problems as porcelain crowns. When dentists began bonding them in position inside the tooth, like a normal filling, the reinforcement problem was solved. And an added bonus was obtained: the procedure strengthens the tooth more than a traditionally cemented inlay or onlay.
These advances now allow dentists to replace sick teeth and unattractive silver fillings and caps with more natural looking porcelain inlays and crowns with a very easy and comfortable procedure. The end result is beautiful, stronger, healthier, and more natural-looking teeth.
Cosmetic Dentistry / San Jos, Costa Rica, 300 meters east of
Plaza Mayor Mall, Rohrmoser Boulevard, Prisma Building, Third Floor.
Direction of the Clinic, as found in a GPS device: N 09º 56.570 & 084º 06.802
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