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Ceramic Onlays: The What, Why, and How

What are ceramic Onlays? Ceramic onlays are among the most beautiful and durable ways to fix a tooth. They are partial-coverage restorations designed to restore and repair weak or broken teeth. St. Lawrence Dentistry usually makes them out of lithium disilicate or zirconia, but we can technically make them from gold or cobalt-chromium alloy. We

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Porcelain Veneers (The What, Why, and How)

What are Porcelain Veneers? Porcelain veneers are ceramic restorations used to improve natural teeth’ size, shape, color, and strength. Essentially, they are facings made in a dental laboratory using high-strength materials such as feldspar and lithium disilicate. These materials are custom designed and layered by professional ceramic artists to mimic the color features of natural

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Porcelain Veneers from Design to Finish

Porcelain veneers are slim, customized shells of tooth-colored materials created to cover the exterior of teeth to enhance your appearance. These shells are connected to the front side of your tooth, altering their length, color, shape, or size. To treat patients with dental veneers, your dentist and ceramist must understand basic principles to achieve predictable

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Dental Cement: The Key to Long-Lasting Dentistry

A successful dental outcome begins with Dr. Hawryluk Jr preparing, treatment planning, and making a sound diagnosis. Critical steps include designing your dental work and proper use of dental cement. The materials we use most at St. Lawrence dentistry are zirconia, glass ceramics, and hybrid ceramics. Metals are also used, however, their role is as

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Creating Natural Beauty through use of Lithium Disilicate

St Lawrence Dentistry uses materials that offer outstanding aesthetics and high strength. Lithium disilicate glass-ceramic represents a unique material choice we provide to the Mississauga community. IPS Emax (made by Ivoclar Vivadent) is the brand used at St Lawrence Dentistry. It is composed primarily of quartz, lithium dioxide, phosphor oxide, alumina, and potassium oxide. Overall,

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