Veneers & Crowns

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What is a Dental Veneer?

A veneer covers only the front surface of your tooth. They are not as invasive as crowns, because the preparation leaves more of your original tooth intact.

A dental veneer can be applied on the top of the tooth, helping to restore its appearance and to keep it healthy.

It is called, dental veneers, dental coating, or dental crowns. Veneers are thin shells for your teeth, they are custom-made and used to end any kind of tooth imperfections. Those imperfections might be stained, misshaped, or uneven teeth.

Tooth-colored materials are used for the surface to create a natural looking. Length, shape, and color are adjusted according to the patient’s natural teeth.

It is a combination of dentistry, art, and technology to give you a fresh smile.

Why is it done?

Veneers are highly popular because they can last a long time, giving you an impeccable smile that will boost your confidence. With dental coating, you can transform your smile and your first impression on people. It might be a life-changing treatment, it is also called smile designing, Hollywood smile, or smile makeover.

Crowns are recommended for patients who have gaps in their teeth and/or who did not have any success with teeth whitening.

For whom is it suitable?

If your tooth is intact and the restoration is for cosmetic purposes, a veneer may be the best choice. Veneers can also be used for minor shape corrections.

It is suitable for patients who:

  • Have worn down their teeth over time
  • Have chipped teeth
  • Have discolored and/or misshapen teeth
  • Have tooth decay
  • Have a gap in their teeth
  • Wants to refresh their smile

What are the advantages?

Dental veneers are durable and long-lasting. The materials used are well tolerated by the human body. It gives the patient healthy, natural, and good-looking teeth.

Dental veneers’ biggest advantage might be their ability to create straighter and whiter teeth, it restores a healthy and bright smile.

There are diverse types of dental veneers:

  • Zirconium Veneer

Zirconium veneers are tooth-shaped crowns that are placed to cover damaged teeth and this process aims to return the tooth to its natural size and shape and works to strengthen the tooth and improve its appearance.

Zirconium is a white-colored alloy; these veneers are constructed without using any metal. This is the most aesthetic veneer, and it is closest to natural teeth. Therefore, zirconium crowns are the most preferred in esthetic dentistry.

They are highly transparent and not discolored, unlike metal substructures. It can safely be used with allergic patients because they are compatible with the human body.

  • Porcelain Veneer

The porcelain veneer is an application preferred by patients who want to have an aesthetic appearance on their teeth. Thanks to this method often used by dentists, you can have many advantages. In addition to obtaining a healthy smile, it also supports the effective use of oral functions.

The porcelain tooth structure has an extremely white appearance. In other words, it is much whiter than the natural appearance of the tooth.

People with crooked and deformed teeth prefer this application.

A porcelain veneer is a custom-made thin shell to fit on the tooth

  • Emax Veneer (Laminate Veneer)

Emax veneers are made from blocks of porcelain in a laboratory. It is a very sturdy material. They are hand painted and polished individually according to your natural shade.

Those are thin pieces of porcelain, placed over the top of the patient’s real teeth. Ideal for patients wanting to change the size and shape of their teeth.

Emax veneers usually last around 15 years if they are well taken care of.

Emax veneers are:

  • Durable
  • Strong
  • Natural looking
  • Not staining easily
  • Differences between dental veneers:
  Porcelain Zirconium Emax
Durability 2/3 3/3 3/3
Human Body Tolerance 3/3 3/3 3/3
Natural Looking 1/3 3/3 3/3
Price 1/3 2/3 3/3