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Veneers vs. Dental Crowns
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Image of a dental professional placing a veneer in a patient's mouth, at Smiles of Tulsa in Tulsa, OK.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are used for cosmetic modification as they are a tooth-shaped structure covering a tooth to restore that tooth's appearance, size, shape, and strength.

Types of Dental Crowns

Different materials are used in dental crowns. Some of them are:
•  Gold or platinum
•  Stainless steel
•  Porcelain fused to metal
•  All porcelain
•  All resin
•  All ceramic

Benefits of Ceramic Crowns

Ceramic crowns are preferred for their natural appearance and their long durability. They are perfect for damaged front teeth and can last 15 years. Ceramic dental crowns are great for stained, decayed, or chipped teeth, whereas it also stabilizes a dental bridge or covers a dental implant. Ceramic materials are stronger than porcelain crowns.

Dental Veneers

Dental Veneers are dental restorations that enhance the appearance of diastema or gaps in your smile, misshapen or chipped teeth, stains, and small teeth. Veneers are custom-made coverings that cover the front surfaces of teeth, and they can conceal many aesthetic imperfections.

Materials for Dental Veneers

Dental technicians use a variety of high-quality materials to create tooth-colored dental veneers. To create small thickness and translucency, two materials have the potential for creating more durable veneers, and they are:
•  Porcelain
•  Composite Resin

Veneers vs. Dental Crowns for Aesthetic Problems

Dentists must choose between full-coverage crowns and porcelain veneers to restore teeth. These restoration methods improve the structure and appearance of teeth, but veneers cover only the front surface of a tooth, whereas dental crowns cover the entire tooth. Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain or some other material about a millimeter in thickness and bonded to the front of your tooth.

Dental crowns are about 2 millimeters thick and will cover your whole tooth. A crown is likely the best restoration option for you if your tooth has a large filling or a root canal, which resulted in a very cracked or worn-out tooth. In contrast, veneers are suitable when the tooth is nearly intact and only require minor shape and size corrections.

Placing Dental Crowns

The procedure involved with getting a dental crown starts with a tooth impression that a dentist scans digitally, and later on, the mold is sent out to a lab where a crown is fabricated. Meanwhile, the dentist will place a temporary crown on your tooth. When the permanent dental crown is ready, the dentist removes the temporary crown and places the permanent crown. The bite adjustment and fitting are considered before cementing the permanent crown.

Dental Crowns vs. Veneers; Which One Is Better?

Veneers cost less than dental crowns and are aesthetically pleasing, but they don't last more than five to seven years and may not be covered by dental insurance.

Dental crowns protect the tooth from further decay, but most natural teeth are removed to fit the dental crown on top of it. Dental crowns last for almost 10 to 15 years, and dental insurance might cover a portion of the overall cost. At Smiles of Tulsa, our dental professionals Corbyn VanBrunt, DDS and ensure that every patient receives high-quality restorative dentistry services like same day crowns and dental veneer procedures. Call us at (918) 891-3059 to schedule an appointment.

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