Veneers vs Dental Crowns
Get your dental imperfections fixed and regain your lost confidence and self-esteem by benefitting from a dental restorative procedure. The two most popular dental restoration techniques are veneers and dental crowns. Both procedures are for the restoration of tooth functioning and smile enhancement. While these two procedures may seem similar, they are different.
Dr. Luisa Snyder first perform a thorough dental inspection of the patient’s teeth before recommending the best dental restorative procedure.
Understanding the Difference Between Veneers and Dental Crowns
Dental veneers are thin porcelain shells not more than 1 mm in thickness. They are custom-designed to mimic the look of your natural teeth and fitted onto the front part of the treated tooth. The dentist removes very little enamel to install them and then uses dental cement to stick the veneer firmly. Veneers are mostly used for fixing cosmetic dental imperfections. They are best for covering chipped teeth, fixing cracks, and correcting worn or dull teeth.
On the other hand, dental crowns are thicker in size. They are approximately 2 mm in thickness. Though they are also custom-made for a natural look, dental crowns encase the entire tooth. Dental crowns are ideal for patients with a large filling and when only a little tooth structure is left. Besides this, dental crowns are also used to prevent the fracturing of a weak tooth and restore it. It provides the weak or damaged tooth the strength and stability it needs to function. You can also get a crown to restore your tooth’s natural size and shape. Compared to veneers that last for a few years, crowns may last a lifetime. They are extremely durable.
Benefits of Ceramic Crowns
Dental crowns are made from resin, stainless steel, metal, and porcelain. However, ceramic crowns are the most popular because of their numerous benefits. Among the top benefits of ceramic crowns are:
Unique Stabilizing Properties
Unlike other types, a ceramic crown is an excellent choice when stabilizing a dental bridge or covering a dental implant. Its unique properties help address all vulnerabilities seamlessly, providing better support.
Superior in Aesthetics
Ceramic crowns look incredibly natural. Once installed, you’ll be amazed to see how beautiful and natural it looks. It’s hard for people to pinpoint or notice the difference between a ceramic crown and natural teeth.
When you get a ceramic crown, you can enjoy the peace of mind that you’re not at risk of metal allergies.
The restorative capability of a ceramic crown is unmatched. Once it is installed, you can easily chew your favorite foods without any worries.
Same Day Crowns
In general, dental crowns require two appointments. However, if you’re looking for a quick fix, you might consider same day crowns. As the name suggests, these crowns are installed in just a single visit. They are made in two hours and are similar to conventional crowns.
For more information on veneers and dental crowns, or to find out which restorative technique is suitable for you, contact the experts at Fairmount Dental Center by calling (503) 362-8364.