Veneers vs Dental Crowns
Dental restoration procedures are best for those individuals who are self-conscious of their smile because of imperfections and irregularities. Among the two most popular restoration techniques are dental crowns and veneers. As both treatments are used for improving the function and appearance of teeth and are natural-looking, people often get confused and consider them the same. However, both procedures are different in many ways. Dr. Kabbani and at Desertview Dental Care specialize in dental crowns and veneers.
How Do Dental Crowns Differ From Dental Veneers?
The goals of both procedures may be similar, but they are different in the following ways.
A dental veneer is a thin porcelain shell that smoothly fits the tooth's front surface. On the other hand, dental crowns are slightly thicker than veneers, and they encase the entire tooth, not just the front.
Placing Dental Crowns and Veneers
When preparing the teeth for veneers, the dentist first takes a mold of the patient's natural teeth. It helps them determine where the dental veneers will fit and how they should look. Next, the dentist removes very little enamel from the teeth that need treatment. It ensures that the veneer fits properly because dental cement sticks best on rough surfaces. The custom-made veneers are applied to the teeth on the second visit using dental cement.
The placing of dental crowns is slightly different. The procedure begins with an x-ray of the teeth to assess their health. Next, if a dental crown is suitable, the dentist will shave down the tooth more so than what is carried out during the veneer dental restoration procedure. This is because crowns are thicker than veneers. Moreover, if you're getting a crown because of a decayed tooth, expect the dentist to remove the decayed part first. The dentist then rebuilds some of your teeth to support the dental crown. After that, the dentist takes the impression of your teeth to custom-build the crown. On the second visit, the custom-made crown is placed using cement on top of the tooth.
Dental crowns are more durable than veneers. You may have to get veneers replaced after some time, but crowns most often last a lifetime.
Dental veneers are best for restoring basic cosmetic imperfections. These include:
Dental crowns are used for fixing more than minor imperfections. They are best used for:
Benefits of Ceramic Crowns
Ceramic crowns are the most popular choice among patients. It is primarily because of their numerous benefits, such as successfully addressing dental vulnerabilities and being unbelievably natural. Additionally, ceramic crowns are anti-allergy, eliminating the risk of reactions common with metal options.
Same Day Crowns
If you need a quick dental restoration service, try same day crowns. Get your crowns made and installed on the same day.
For more information about same day crowns or to determine which restorative technique is suitable for you, please call us at 623-278-9402 to schedule a consultation at Desertview Dental Care.
Desertview Dental Care
8987 West Olive Ave Suite # 120
Peoria, AZ 85345
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