Veneers Or Crowns

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Porcelain Laminate Veneers and Crowns are the successful and popular of all the options available for improving the look of your smile.

What Is Porcelain Laminate Veneer?

  • Porcelain-made translucent, thin laminates bonded to the front surface of a tooth are known as Porcelain laminate veneers.
  • These veneers enhance your smile with little or no discomfort to you.
  • These veneers are indistinguishable from natural teeth and are made individually according the patient’s needs.
  • Porcelain veneers are made to improve the shape, spacing, color of natural teeth.

What Are The Indications For Veneers?

  • Teeth with multiple fillings
  • Odd shaped, cracked, chipped teeth
  • Spaces between teeth
  • Discolored teeth/ crooked teeth
  • Fractured teeth
  • Unsatisfactory shape, size and form of teeth

 What Are The Advantages Of Veneers?

Advantages:

  • minimal tooth preparation
  • short span for results
  • durable
  • feel completely natural
  • highly resistant to external staining

 

What Happens When I Go For A Veneer?

  • Your dentist will analyze your smile
  • Depending on tooth shaping, anesthesia will be required.
  • Minimal shaping of your teeth is done and an impression is then taken.

 Ceramic veneers take between 1-2 weeks to be made, during which your teeth may be fitted with temporary veneers to prevent sensitivity.

What Are The Post Treatment Care Instructions?

You should:

  • Brush and Floss regularly
  • Use a non abrasive toothpaste
  • Avoid any shearing force on front teeth
  • Go for regular check-ups

 

How Is A Crown Different From A Veneer?

A crown is known for covering the entire tooth unlike a veneer which covers the front surface of a tooth only.

A crown involves more shaping and prepping of the tooth structure.

It often leads to strengthening, weakening or broken tooth.

Crowns are extremely durable, aesthetic and are mostly used for the front and the back teeth in the mouth.

 

Indications for a Crown

  • Grossly/badly decayed teeth with large fillings / root canal treated teeth
  • Fractured teeth with little tooth structure left
  • Faulty bite
  • Worn down teeth
  • Mobile teeth
  • Missing tooth
  • Over an implant

 

 

 

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