Smile Design

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See Your New Smile

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What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?

Crowns are full coverage restorations (meaning they cover the entire tooth). They are indicated for many reasons including fractured teeth that can no longer be made whole by a filling, root canalled teeth that need stronger protection, cosmetic correction, teeth that are worn into the dentin, fixing the bite and more. They are often sent to a dental lab for fabrication. They are commonly made of porcelain ceramics (Zirconia, Emax) or a combination of the two. Crowns are either cemented or bonded to the tooth.
Veneers cover only the front surface of a tooth (think of them as half-crowns). They are made of porcelain and are mostly used for cosmetic or for full mouth rehabilitation when we are changing or correcting your bite.As you can already tell, a lot goes into a smile. It’s the first thing you notice on a person and is the symbol that is rated with the highest positive emotional content. That is why we take such great care and attention to detail when we are re-creating one. Ask for a consult today!