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CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

CROWNS: Full Porcelain or Metal-Porcelain?

I recently received the following question from an overseas patient: My husband is concerned about the new "one visit" crowns. He had one done and it broke and then had to be replaced with the old fashioned kind that takes longer. He is adamant that I shouldn't get the new ones because of...


Take Years Off!!! This is how

Take Years Off!!! This is how

Crown your day and rejuvenate your smile! Make no mistake – crowns do rejuvenate smiles. Although the primary purpose of a dental crown is to protect and strengthen teeth, you’ll love your improved great look too! . Crowns are an attractive, time-tested option for teeth that have been...


Care for some dental bling

Care for some dental bling

London – Something really strange took place in 2011. Out there on Planet Showbiz, on the wilder shores by the Land of Fame, something very, very weird happened to celebrity teeth. Like Pinocchio's nose, Jack's beanstalk and the euro crisis, they kept getting bigger and bigger and bigger...


The Sequence to a perfect Smile!

The Sequence to a perfect Smile!

You want that perfect new smile and you want it yesterday! Porcelain veneers, bonding, crowns… where do you start? A beautiful smile consist of many ingredients including colour, gums, shape and obviously your teeth. When braces is not a option, Cosmetic dentistry can help, but you have to...


Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic Contouring – A Simple Solution

Cosmetic contouring is a simple and easy solution to repair small cracks and chips on teeth and require very little reduction to tooth enamel. The dentist simply polishes away unnecessary cracks or chips using a polishing drill or disk. Dentists that focus on cosmetic dentistry are best equipped...


Keep your smile beautiful

Keep your smile beautiful

Ask your dentist at every check up if any of your restorations are showing signs of wear. If they are, do something about it sooner rather than later. Your restorations are meant to support the surrounding tooth structure. If these fillings wear away and the tooth becomes unsupported the enamel...


The magic of longer teeth

The magic of longer teeth

One of the first things that are noticeable on an aging smile is usually shorter front teeth. As we age, our front teeth usually wear down due to normal biting, grinding and wear from the opposing teeth. This results in making the upper front teeth appear flat and in a straight line in contrast...


The Video: Computerized Crowns/Fillings

AMAZING NEW TECHNOLOGY! Crowns and ceramic Fillings can now be done in just 1 visit. With the latest software updates this technology creates the most beautiful dentistry you have ever seen all in just 1 visit. * only 1 visit needed for crowns and ceramic fillings * No gaggy impressions *...


Which crown should you choose?

Which crown should you choose?

Dental crowns are dental restorations otherwise known as “caps” that fit over the visible tooth structure.   Dental Crowns are amazing in that they have many uses and benefits to us. Dental Crowns can: *change the colour of a tooth *restore a broken down tooth *alter the shape of...