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Porcelain Veneers or Cosmetic Dental Crowns

Most celebrities have had smile work done, as most people are not born with a beautiful white and straight smile. However, not all actors, singers and dancers opt for porcelain veneers.

While both porcelain veneers and cosmetic dental crowns correct crooked, dull, and lifeless smiles, dental veneers are different.


Porcelain Veneers

Dental veneers are thin sheets of porcelain that are custom made to fit the fronts of your teeth. Veneers are used to repair chips and cracks and enhance your smile. If you have teeth that cannot be whitened with professional tooth whitening, veneers are a good fit. In addition, porcelain veneers are not made from enamel and will not stain. They are incredibly strong and sturdy and more resistant to tooth damage.

Because veneers are made to fit, a small portion of enamel is removed. According to Forest Dental Center, this must be done so that the veneer fits perfectly over the top of the tooth. Because some enamel needs to be removed, the process is permanent. Depending on how your teeth look after enamel removal, you may need to wear temporary veneers while yours are being made.

Cosmetic Dental Crowns

While there are many types of dental crowns, metal to porcelain, porcelain or metal, cosmetic dental crowns are usually made from all porcelain, as they look more natural.

Just like veneers, some enamel removal is required for a natural fit. However, because the crown fits over the entire tooth more removal of your enamel is required. In most cases, you will need to wear temporary crowns while yours are being custom made.

Dental crowns are preferred for badly damaged teeth, to cover root canals and for large fillings. Just like veneers, dental crowns are strong and will not stain, giving you a beautiful smile that will last for years. Because dental crowns cover your entire tooth and not just the front like porcelain veneers, they tend to be less resistant to damage.

A Cosmetic Dentistry Consultation for Porcelain Veneers

Scheduling a cosmetic dentistry consultation with Forest Dental Center is the only way to determine what procedure would be best for you. Call and schedule a no obligation porcelain veneers or a cosmetic dental crown consultation with your dentist in Lynchburg.

You won’t be disappointed. Call today.

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