St Heliers Ceramic Dental Crowns | Same-Day Biomimetic Tooth Repair Update

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Dr. Dave Richards – Dentist St. Heliers (09-585-0205) has launched new dental crown options, offering same-day full or partial coverage restorations for patients.

Utilizing advanced dental technologies, Dr. Richards now offers all-in-one-day biomimetic dental crown restoration that allows patients to walk away with a full smile in just one appointment. The dentist serves patients in Auckland and nearby areas, including St Heliers, Mission Bay, Kohimarama, Glendowie, St Johns, and Meadowbank.

More details about the practice’s dental treatments are available at

Suitable for patients with severely damaged, cracked, or discolored teeth, the practice’s recently updated dental crown procedures provide functional, permanent, and natural-looking tooth restoration that helps protect the patient’s weakened teeth and resolve tooth pain, sensitivity, or reduced biting ability.

Unlike other tooth restoration options, such as dental implants, which may involve a surgical procedure, crowns are non-invasive. They are worn over the affected tooth like a cap and cemented in place.

The prosthetic teeth are fabricated to match the color, shade, and proportion of the patient’s teeth and are made from durable, high-quality ceramic or porcelain materials for a smile that looks and feels natural.

Dr. Richards leverages the latest advancements in CAD/CAM dentistry to craft a 3D impression of the patient’s teeth in-house. The entire procedure, from examination to fabrication and installation, takes less than three to four hours to complete. More information about dental crown procedures, benefits, and costs can be found at

Patients who want an even faster and painless option for enhancing their smile may consider veneers, another specialty of Dr. Richards. Veneers are customizable, razor-thin coverings attached to the front surface of a patient’s teeth to hide imperfections.

Like dental crowns, veneers are made from porcelain and can last for ten to twenty years, provided proper oral hygiene is maintained.

“This practice was recommended to me when I was having issues with a metal crown. Dr. Dave and Lisa were wonderful throughout the whole procedure, talking me through each step of the process. I couldn’t believe the difference in service between my initial crown procedure overseas and the replacement procedure,” a satisfied patient said. “I was in and out with my new crown in under 2 hours, and it matches the rest of my teeth perfectly. I highly recommend this practice for all your dentistry.”

Additional information about Dr. Richards, painless dental repairs, and veneers can be found at