Crowns

Porcelain crowns are only used on a severely-deficient or heavily-restored tooth.  Tooth structure must be removed from all around the tooth in order for porcelain to fit properly, but the result can be very lifelike!

See the gallery for lots of before-and-afters of my patients including this one!

Click here to see some examples of my large posterior composite fillings!

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About Clarence


Clarence is originally from Toronto, Canada, where she completed her Doctor of Dental Surgery and General Practice Residency at the University of Western Ontario and the University of Toronto, respectively. Clarence's practice is mostly limited to cosmetic and restorative dentistry. She is well-published to both the local and international dental press, writing articles, reviewing and developing prototype products and techniques in clinical dentistry. She frequently and continually lectures throughout New Zealand and Australia. Clarence is the Chairperson and Director of the New Zealand Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry. She is an Accreditation Candidate and Sustaining Member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry and seeks to be the first in New Zealand to gain Accredited Status with them. Clarence is an Opinion Leader for multinational dental companies Henry Schein Shalfoon, 3M ESPE, Kuraray-Morita, GC Australasia, SDI, Coltene-Whaledent, Dentsply/Triodent/Rhondium and Voco. She is a passionate and approachable individual, and is committed to having an interactive approach with patients in all of her cases to maximize predictability.
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Patient testimonials


"Finally found a dentist with a gentle touch!  I am always impressed with the incredible attention to detail that results in a perfect outcome. I only have the highest praise for Clarence Tam for the impeccable work she has done in looking after my teeth. Her calm and friendly nature takes off the anxiety of going to a dentist. Thank-you for helping me create a beautiful smile :) "

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