Veneers and crowns for restoring your teeth

Many people wonder whether veneers Gordon or crowns are the most suitable way of restoring their teeth. They are two of the most common methods of tooth restoration, however they are used for different roles. A crown is used to restore the structure and strength of a tooth that has been damaged by cavities and tooth decay. A crown fits over the tooth to help restore the appearance and function of the tooth. It is used when a filling or root canal treatment is insufficient for strengthening the teeth or there is very little healthy tooth remaining for the tooth to last long term. In terms of appearance, a crown is designed to look and feel like your natural tooth. They are made of high strength porcelain and bonded to the remaining tooth.

Veneers for transforming your smile

If you are thinking about improving the appearance of your smile then veneers could be what you are looking for. Veneers are used for cosmetic purposes. They can change the shape, size and colour of your teeth to create a beautiful, uniform smile. Veneers require minimal preparation of the tooth so you are able to maintain the structure of your teeth and the strength of your teeth at the same time. This is one of the great advantages of a veneer as opposed to a crown. A crown requires significant preparation of the tooth.

If you are looking to improve the appearance of your smile then speak to your dentist and find out about veneers. If your tooth is affected by cavities and tooth decay then a veneer may not be the right choice for you and a crown will be necessary to improve your teeth. Also veneers are suitable for front teeth whereas a crown may be more suitable for your back teeth.

Veneers are thin porcelain shells, a millimetre or less in thickness, which are designed to be attached directly to the surface of your teeth. With good dental hygiene and regular visits to your dentist, veneers can last from 10 to 20 years. Another advantage of a veneer is that they do not stain. Coffee, tea and wine can normally stain your natural teeth over time, however veneers remain white and beautiful.

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Mockup veneers

It takes a few weeks for your veneers to be individually manufactured and then you are ready to undergo a smile makeover.  To make sure that you are happy with your decision you can speak to your dentist and find out about a mockup of your veneers. This is like a trial which allows you to see and feel the changes in your teeth with veneers. You can trial the mockup veneers for a few minutes at the dental practice or for a few days or weeks to find out if they fit perfectly. You also have the chance to make sure that you are completely happy with the appearance of your new smile. Once you confirm that you are happy with your veneers, the final set of porcelain veneers will be developed for you and they will be attached to the front of your teeth to transform your smile completely.

Speak to your dentist today and find out more about veneers for improving the appearance of your teeth and enjoy a beautiful new smile for many years to come.

Disclaimer: All treatments carry risks. Individual consultation is required with one of our practitioners to ensure that the treatment is right for you.

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