Written by: on September 8, 2014 @ 11:01 pm

woman gorgeous smileModern cosmetic dentistry utilizes a wide variety of techniques and materials to create the most lifelike and durable restorations. Dental porcelain, which has been widely used for centuries, remains one of the popular materials, and can be used to create a number of different restorations and enhancements. Because it’s semi-translucent, like your tooth enamel, and can be tinted to match your teeth’s color, dental porcelain often offers the most aesthetically-pleasing results.

Lifelike Cosmetic Dentistry

Porcelain Veneers

The word “veneer” describes a thin decorative covering. Aptly named, porcelain dental veneers cover the front surfaces of one or more teeth to conceal severe and/or numerous blemishes. By creating a new front for your teeth, they can address a larger and more diverse range of issues than most other cosmetic dentistry options. Made with innovative porcelain that blends in with the natural teeth around them, porcelain veneers can provide a comprehensive, but noninvasive, makeover for your smile.

Porcelain Crowns

Made and placed with extreme care and precision, a porcelain dental crown is designed to mimic the entire top portion of your tooth. Often referred to as a cap, a porcelain crown can be placed over a tooth, improving its appearance while simultaneously providing protection from the force of your bite. If additional strength is required, such as a crown designed for a molar, you might benefit from a porcelain-fused-to-metal (PFM) crown that combines the appearance of porcelain with the strength of metal.

Porcelain Inlays & Onlays

Inlays and onlays are often called partial crowns, or ¾ crowns, because they don’t cover your entire tooth. An inlay fits snugly into the grooves of a tooth’s chewing surface, while an outlay covers the same, but can also extend over the side of the cusps, if necessary.


To learn more, or to schedule an appointment with one of the experts at the Comfort Dental Group, then contact us today by calling our office at (248) 474-6434. We welcome patients living in and around Farmington Hills, Livonia, Novi, Northville, Westland, and Dearborn Heights.

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