Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
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Although both treatments improve the appearance of your smile, there are some key differences between them, which means it is important to choose the right option for your particular situation.
Dental veneers and crowns are made of porcelain. However, they have distinct differences. A crown covers the entire tooth; a veneer is attached to the front surface of the tooth. The choice depends on the type of restoration a person needs. If a veneer is needed, the dentist scrapes away a thin layer of tooth enamel, and the core and back of the tooth are left alone.
Benefits of Porcelain Veneers
The main benefit of veneers is improving the appearance of your teeth and giving you a brighter smile.
Dental veneers are often used to treat these occurrences:
- broken or chipped teeth
- severe discolouration or uneven colouring that can’t be fixed with whitening
- gapped teeth
- smaller-than-average teeth
- pointed or irregularly shaped teeth
Benefits of Porcelain Crowns
A tooth is often trimmed down to its core so that a crown can change its shape. If a tooth is infected or badly broken, a durable crown can withstand the pressure of biting, chewing, and teeth grinding.
Porcelain dental crowns look natural and are a common method of restoring teeth in a variety of circumstances.
The Treatment Procedure
The entire procedure is pretty simple and is accomplished in two to three sittings. During your first visit, your dentist will discuss your expectations from treatment in terms of shape, size, and colour of the teeth.
Porcelain veneers require your dentist to take a precise impression of your chipped, distorted or irregularly shaped tooth to make a custom-made veneer, maintaining the finest quality.
Veneers are manufacture in the dental laboratory, and this can take up to two weeks. Once the permanent porcelain veneer is ready, your dentist will examine the fit to ensure that your front veneers perfectly match your existing oral structure.
The final step of the procedure begins when the veneers are attached to the tooth surface.
It typically takes a dentist two separate appointments to make and place a new dental crown.
The first appointment involves preparing and shaping the tooth, taking its impression, and placing a temporary crown.
During the period between the two appointments, a dental laboratory will fabricate the crown.
When you return for your second visit, the dentist will evaluate the fit of the crown and then cement it in place.
Taking Care of your Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Dental veneers don’t need any special attention and require little to no regular maintenance if you brush and floss daily.
With proper at-home care, your crowns can last a long time, and this is why they are a preferred cosmetic restoration.
- Use a mouthguard when playing sports.
- Limit your alcohol consumption.
- Although you have restorations, good oral hygiene is still required to protect the remaining natural portions of your teeth.
- Avoid biting on hard objects or ice. If you grind your teeth at night, use a night guard.
Porcelain Veneers and Crowns at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants
Find out what option is right for you!
Porcelain veneers and crowns offered at Sayers Dental Aesthetics & Implants are both excellent solutions for achieving a healthy, stunning smile.
Veneers may be ideal if you want to address multiple cosmetic issues. On the other hand, you may benefit from crowns if your concerns are both functional and aesthetic.
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