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Category · Colour Matching
In regard to my dentist  making me a crown and the choice of colour for it, is there not more to it than his just holding up a colour shade tab against my mouth in front of a window?   What is the opinion of your dental panel?
Dental Professional 10/05/2006 12:00 am
Teeth are made up of very many colours and different amounts of translucencies around the neck and tip of them.  This is what makes them look real because it takes the colour of the soft tissue into the crown.   Depending upon the teeth being copied, getting a good colour match involves a colour map of (more)
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I would like my teeth to enhance my features, I have heard that you can even have your bite changed to make your skin look tighter and then look younger and that with the right dentures I can have a better profile and a stronger chin?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
The answer is simple.  Yes!  Yes!  Yes!  You can do this using veneers, crowns, ortho, gum surgery, bridges, implants and dentures.  Please refer to these categories for more information. The next question is what is your budget?  There are so many materials and ways to do these changes, some more long-term than others.  The colour, (more)
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Category · Crowns
I have heard about crown restorations made in the dentist's surgery and fitted the same day.  Can you elaborate?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
Cerec restorations are one of the later form of porcelain restorations being made by utilising a new technology called CAD-CAM (Computerised Assisted Design- Computerised Assisted Milled).  This is a crown made at a dental surgery.  The restoration is then permanently joined to the tooth. This is all accomplished within three hours from start to finish. (more)
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Category · Crowns
Can you fix a broken porcelain crown?
Dental Professional 13/12/2005 12:00 am
You can, but it is very much weaker as the repair material usually  only bonds mechanically, so can come off much more easily.     
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