When you visit Dr. Anglis’ tropical dental resorts, you will discover all of the choices available to you to restore your teeth. The most popular choices are dental crowns (caps) and porcelain veneers.

One way in which they are alike is that veneers and dental crowns are typically made of porcelain. However; they do have distinct differences. A dental crown encases the entire tooth, while a porcelain veneer in Crown Point is bonded to the front surface of the tooth.

The choice typically depends on the type of restoration a person requires. If a veneer is needed, the dentist shaves away only a thin layer of tooth enamel, and the core and back of the tooth is left alone. When a crown is selected, the tooth is reduced in every size and dimension.

Let’s discuss some more differences between the two choices…

There Is A Difference In The Thickness Of Each

Wafer-thin porcelain veneers in Crown Point are typically just one millimeter thick, and can be even less than that. Dentists don’t have to trim as much tooth structure, and there’s no need to trim the backside either. In some cases, tooth reduction isn’t required, so there is minimal recovery. Dental crowns, on the other hand, are two millimeters thick or more and require more tooth enamel to be removed.

The Purpose of Veneers

Veneers allow for minor changes in tooth shape. They can also be used to change tooth color. Porcelain veneers, however, are somewhat brittle compared to crowns. Strong forces can fracture or dislodge them. Veneers offer a stain-free surface that can be maintained with good oral hygiene and by eating and drinking properly.

The Purpose Of Dental Crowns

A tooth is often so weakened that a crown can significantly increase its strength. If a tooth is decayed or badly broken, a strong, durable crown can withstand the forces of biting, chewing, and tooth clenching and grinding. Ceramic dental crowns look natural and are frequently used to repair and restore teeth in a variety of circumstances.

The Longevity Of Veneers And Crowns

Both crowns and veneers can dramatically change the look of your smile! At Dr. Anglis’ tropical dental resorts, we work with the best laboratory artists who will create natural-looking teeth that are arranged in a beautiful fashion. We are able to transform smiles from ordinary to exceptional!

The lifespan of either crowns or veneers depends on oral hygiene, proper care, and eating habits. Porcelain is easily damaged by chewing or biting on hard substances, so it is therefore important to avoid such items to protect your crowns or veneers, so that your teeth can remain beautiful and strong for many years to come.

Do You Have More Questions? We have the answers!

If you are considering dental crowns or veneers for your teeth, it’s best to schedule a complimentary masterpiece smile consultation with us by calling 1-877-526-4547 and our friendly concierge team members will promptly arrange for your appointment. At that time, Dr. Anglis and his team will provide you with an amazing and thorough examination. Your best options will then be provided, and you will be able to make the best decision for your smile!