Crowns & Veneers

A crown is a tooth shaped “cap” that is placed over your existing tooth, covering it to restore its shape, size, strength and to improve its appearance. The dentist will prepare your tooth for a crown by making your tooth smaller and then impressions are given to the dental technician who make a new outer surface that will completely cover your tooth .A temporary crown will be placed until your new crown is made . When your crown has been made, we cement it into place and it functions like any natural tooth.Reasons for Crowns- To protect a weak tooth, especially if you have had root canal treatment.

– To restore an already broken tooth, or one that is badly worn down.
– To cover and support a tooth with a large filling , where there is not much tooth surface left.
– To improve the appearance of your tooth- if it is badly discoloured or you are not happy with the shape of your tooth.

A veneer is a little like a false fingernail! It is a thin wafer of porcelain which is bonded to your tooth. The dentist will remove a tiny amount of enamel from your tooth, impressions are taken and the dental technician will construct a covering for your tooth. Once fitted your tooth will feel as it did previously, no bigger and no smaller .Your veneer should last for many years, but just like your own teeth unfortunately they can chip or break.Reasons for Veneers- If your tooth is discoloured or stained.- If you wish to lighten the colour of your front teeth.- If you have gaps between your front teeth that you would like to fill.  €600 – €850