Posts for: December, 2011
Q-What is the difference between a crown and a veneer?
A-Veneers are thin, custom-made shells crafted from tooth-colored materials designed to cover the front side of the tooth. A small amount of tooth enamel must be removed to accommodate the shell. Veneers are mainly used for cosmetic purposes. A crown covers the entire tooth surface to the gumline & is custom-crafted. We generally use all porcelain or ceramic crowns for aesthetic reasons. A crown makes the tooth stronger and improves its appearance. Crowns are also used to cover dental implants. Because of their thickness more tooth enamel must be removed in the preparation process.