In case of missing or chipped tooth, broken or stained, prosthetic dentistry is there for you to “bridge the gap”.
Veneers represent the most convenient and effective form in cosmetic dentistry. These custom-made shells are designed to improve appearance, especially with chipped, stained and irregularly shaped front teeth. They don’t actually resolve issues, they just cover them.
At the same time, crowns can be used for the same issues, plus they can be used to restore damaged or missing teeth, no matter if front or back. Crown is like a hollow tooth-shaped cap that is placed on to remains of particular tooth. Multiple crowns joined in one solid piece called the bridge are mostly used for recouping missing teeth.
That is not the only difference between crowns and veneers. They can be made from different materials which require specific amount of tooth substance to be removed.
Crowns, made of ceramics or metal alloy fused with ceramics, need to have significant thickness because other than aesthetics they need to restore tooth’s function as well. On the other hand, veneers are used only for aesthetic purposes, made out of thin ceramics, so they can reflect light like natural teeth and retain as much tooth structure as possible
When prepping for veneers it only takes a half a millimeter of tooth reduction, while crown prepping requires a millimeter at least.
Procedures are very similar. First visit is reserved for preparations and impressions.
When working on crowns/veneers, there are some extra visits called “tryout” phases, used for checking adaptation and relation to adjacent teeth. With a little bit of patience, week or two later, final work comes from lab and it is cemented permanently in place. During this time, prepared teeth are protected with provisional crowns/veneers.
Crowns and veneers represent a viable long-term solution, with proper oral hygiene they can last a decade at least.
You may have often thought about how nice it would be to have a completely different smile. Is there any way you can change the way your smile looks? Thanks to dental veneers, you have the opportunity to make a big change! Veneers provide a “false front” that can revolutionize your smile.
Veneers are thin shells of porcelain or resin that measure less than 1.5mm in thickness, and are typically used to cover teeth which are discoloured, worn, chipped, or misaligned.
Veneers are used for many of the same reasons as bonding but they involve a different procedure. The first step is to prepare the tooth and take an impression of the tooth. A temporary filling may be used while the impression is being custom created at a dental laboratory. Once the veneer has been created, it is cemented into place.
Veneers can transform your smile
Veneers are used to fix a number of aesthetic concerns with teeth such as:
- Crooked teeth
- Gaps in teeth
- Discoloured or stained teeth
- Worn or chipped teeth
If your front teeth have large fractures or decay, then more extensive restorative work will likely be necessary. Veneers are usually a superficial treatment designed to boost your smile’s appearance. Crowns or fillings are usually the better option for reinforcing weakened front teeth. A consultation with the dentist will help you determine if dental veneers can fix your smile.
Typically, veneers are highly stain-resistant and durable, often lasting from ten to fifteen years. This makes them a great choice as a solution for anyone seeking that perfect smile without the worry of extra upkeep or incurring a costly dental bill.
What are the advantages of Dental Veneers?
Veneers offer the following advantages:
- They provide a natural tooth appearance. The colour can be matched to your actual tooth colour.
- Gum tissue tolerates porcelain well.
- Porcelain veneers are highly stain resistant, so they usually stain less than your actual teeth, keeping them whiter for long.
- Veneers offer a conservative approach to changing a tooth's color and shape; veneers generally don't require the extensive shaping prior to the procedure that crowns do, yet offer a stronger, more aesthetic alternative.
Although veneers are more expensive and time-consuming than bonding, they are less expensive than opting for crowns (and also conserve the natural tooth, as a bonus). If you are looking for a dentist in Brantford to find a solution for worn, stained or misaligned teeth, give Fairview Family Dental a call at (519) 720-0448 and our dentists can help you find an affordable solution, such as veneers.
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