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When Does a Prosthodontist Recommend Crowns Instead of Veneers

Posted on 12/19/2022 by Dr. David Wanserski
When Does a Prosthodontist Recommend Crowns Instead of VeneersCrowns and veneers are very similar in their procedure, design process, and final appearance. Both have specifics and work better in a particular situation than others. A crown has 2mm thickness and covers your entire tooth. Mostly they are made from metal alloy, porcelain, or fusing of porcelain to metal alloy. A veneer has 1mm thickness and is well bonded to the tooth's front surface. Veneers are made from different materials or porcelain. The selection of crown or veneer will depend on your treatment needs or specific situation.

What Is a Veneer?

A veneer is a layer of porcelain that is very thin. It is bonded to the tooth front. Restoration of veneer is not invasive like crowns. Their preparation does not need more filing of tooth enamel. The enamel will need the filling to prepare for veneer bonding to be ready for the veneer process. This grinding or filing will not be that comfortable. In so doing, you will need the local anesthesia. Your tooth also must have enough enamel before the placement of the veneer.

What Are Dental Veneers Procedures

There are major steps your dentist will need to carry out before getting a veneer. It is necessary first to tale the impression of the prepared tooth. You can consider scanning or the use of a mound. This will assist in creating the veneer. Also, you can consider the use the placement of a temporary veneer on your mouth as you wait for the final one. After placing the veneer, more care is needed like any other natural teeth.

What Is a Crown

A dental crown always covers the entire tooth. When using the crown, you must make sure the tooth is grounded down to prepare for crown placement. Dentists will need to remove the tooth decay first when you have tooth decay or cavities. In doing so, the crown will be supported. Local anesthesia is required to handle the whole procedure.

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