Veneers vs Crowns – What’s the Best Option to Restore my Smile?
For anyone faced with chipped, decayed or missing teeth, a trip to the dental clinic will most likely result in one of two options: Dental veneers or crowns. Both are effective in restoring teeth and other cosmetic dentistry. Read on to compare and choose between these options offered by the Dental Boutique.
Dental veneers are a popular choice for people with a damaged tooth. The damage could be a chipped or misshapen tooth, teeth that are too permanently stained for professional teeth whitening, or crooked teeth that leave a large gap in between.
A veneer is a thin outer shell placed over the top of an existing tooth. They have the colour and shape of a tooth, so they can help to restore the appearance of your smile. Your cosmetic dentist will customise the veneer for each tooth, so that they fit perfectly and stay in place.
Porcelain or Resin Veneers
Dental veneers are made from either porcelain or resin.
Strong and long-lasting, porcelain veneers can be made to resemble a natural tooth, with the added benefit that they are resistant to staining.
Resin veneers are less expensive than porcelain. Though not as resistant to wear and tear as porcelain, resin veneers are easier to make and easier to fix if they get damaged.
Dental crowns are effective treatments for teeth that have been too weakened by decay or cavitation, to the point of needing removal. They can also cover a dental filling, implant or root canal. Aesthetically, dental crowns create a beautiful surface layer for the teeth to look strong and natural.
Porcelain or Gold Crowns
Dental crowns can be made of an alloy of gold with copper and other metals, or porcelain. The choice is between wear-resistant, durable gold and the more natural, tooth-like look of porcelain. For the best of both worlds, crowns can be made of a mix of gold and porcelain, with a durable core of gold topped by a stunning surface layer of porcelain.
Veneer or Crown?
Dental veneers are very thin, so they can only mask slight imperfections in the tooth, and they don’t fix the structural integrity of a tooth. For teeth that are relatively healthy and only need a cosmetic fix, veneers are perfect and effective as a minimally invasive treatment.
Dental crowns cover the entire tooth and are a more deeply restorative treatment than veneers.
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At The Dental Boutique, our skilled private cosmetic dentists use the latest technology to help our clients achieve their dental goals. We will work with you to uncover your needs and ensure that you walk away with a smile that fills you with confidence.
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