Personalized Dental Crowns and Veneers at Turó Park Medical and Dental Center

Veneers and crowns are both cosmetic dentistry treatments used by dentists to improve both your appearance and your ability to chew and speak without difficulty.  The main difference is that a veneer covers only the front of your tooth and a crown covers the entire tooth.

 

Dental veneers are used on front teeth (incisors or canines) for better cosmetic results. Your dentist may recommend using dental crowns for your teeth at the back of your mouth.

People choose veneers to change their tooth color, shape, or how straight their teeth appear.  Some people liken dental veneers to fake nails.  They are made of a very thin, durable ceramic substance.  Dental crowns are more like a hood that is put over your entire tooth.

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Why choose Dental Veneers?

 

Veneers are:

  • Affordable
  • Do not require invasive or long dental procedures.
  • Preserve the tooth enamel (the protective, hard outer surface of your teeth) better than composites or crowns.
  • Comfortable because they are custom made to fit over your teeth
  • Long-lasting over time
  • Can be incorporated into fixed dentures

 

Dental veneers can:

  • Correct tooth color when prior bleaching treatments are unsatisfactory
  • Cover up worn, broken, or short teeth
  • Correct small overlaps between teeth or gaps between teeth

 

The main advantage of veneers are that they require the removal of very little (if any) tooth enamel, something that can put you at risk for periodontal disease later on.

 

Who is a good candidate for dental veneers?

Long-term teeth-grinding (bruxism) can wear down and shorten the incisor teeth at the front of your mouth.  Veneer application may be a more complicated procedure if you grind your teeth.  Applying veneers to the incisors can lengthen them, but there is a risk of weakening the veneer attachment if your dentist does not build up the height of your teeth in the back of your mouth at the same time.  Some diseases and diets with large amounts of acidic foods and drinks can decrease the thickenss of your outer tooth enamel or dentin.  The adhesive used to hold the veneers is not as strong, the thinner your dentin.  Your Turo Park dentist will talk more with you about whether or not you are a good candidate for dental veneers.

 

Will I need to have my veneers replaced?

Highly-skilled dentists, like those at Turo Park Dental and Medical Center have a longer success rate with dental veneers’ lifespan.  Ideally, dental veneers should last at least 12 years.

 

You may need to have your veneers replace if there are cracks or fractures in the ceramic film.  These cracks can allow staining through liquids soaking into the cracks.  They also increase the risk of cavities.  Veneers rarely fall off.

 

How do I take care of my veneers?

Good oral hygiene is the most important factor in determining the health of your teeth and how long your verneers last.  Good oral health means :

  • Brushing with a fluoride-containing toothpast at a minimum of two times a day, preferably with an electric toothbrush.
  • Flossing daily.
  • Visiting the dentist every 6 months- to one year for a dental hygiene appointment.
  • If you grind your teeth, your Turo Park dentist will advise you to wear a night protection guard for your teeth.

 

Dental veneers can be used on front teeth for better cosmetic results, while your dentist may recommend using dental crowns for your teeth at the back of your mouth.

 

What is the different between dental crowns and veneers?

Veneers and crowns are both cosmetic dentistry treatments used by dentists to improve both your appearance and your ability to chew and speak without difficulty.  The main difference is that a veneer covers only the front of your tooth and a crown covers the entire tooth.

 

Dental veneers are used on front teeth (incisors or canines) for better cosmetic results.  Some people liken dental veneers to fake nails.

In contrast, your dentist may recommend using dental crowns for your teeth at the back of your mouth.  Dental crowns are more like a hood that is put over your entire tooth.

 

Why choose a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns do a better job of covering up damaged, broken, dead or severely decayed teeth.  These kinds of damaged teeth do not have enough structure to be able to support a dental filling or veneer.  Placing a crown allows your Turo Park dentist to rebuild the entire of the surface of the tooth.  The artificial crown can be seen as a kind of hood that is cemented over a natural tooth.

 

Who is a candidate for a Dental Crown?

A dental crown works best when:

  • There is damaged major tooth structure (as described above), but the root (the part of the tooth that anchors it into your jaw, supplying blood) is still healthy.
  • There is a pivot in place if natural tooth structure has been previously destroyed in a root canal procedure. The pivot works to support the dental crown.
  • An entire tooth is damaged or deformed. In contrast, a veneer only covers defects on the front side of a tooth.
  • Teeth have large fillings, are dead after root canal treatment, or an entire smile (multiple teeth) need to be corrected to have the same color and shape.

 

Why choose a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns offer:

  • Photo color- and shape-matching technology at Turó Park Dental and Medical Center guarantees a perfect match between your dental crown and your natural teeth.
  • Fixed, stronger teeth for normal chewing, removing any fears of breaking weak or defective teeth.

 

 

Do not hesitate to contact us by email or by phone (+34 932 529 729), if you need more information about the difference between crowns and veneers or which option may be best for your best, healthiest smile.

Our highly-skilled English-speaking dentists would be happy to answer any questions you might have.

 

Dr. Patricia Filippi

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Dr. Alexandra Cubero

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