Veneers are sturdy, thin pieces of porcelain which are bonded to the teeth. They’re used to repair chipped, decayed or stained teeth and may facilitate in closing gaps between teeth.
With a little bit of contouring, veneers may additionally correct teeth that are slightly crowded or overlapping. If your teeth have discoloured with age, a veneer may enhance their look.
Veneers can be used for cosmetic reasons rather than crowns, that are frequently used for badly broken or decayed teeth. The tooth enamel should be ground down slightly as a way to adapt the veneer.
Veneer preparations frequently necessitate the usage of local anesthetic and, depending on color and color, may take additional than one appointment to finish.
Crowns and Caps
A crown or cap may be a cover that fits over a tooth that’s been damaged by rot, broken, badly stained or mis-shaped. It’s prepared by your dentist, and typically needs a lot more than one visit to complete.
A crown might be made of acrylic, metal, porcelain, or porcelain bonded to metal. All-porcelain crowns appear like your natural teeth, and hence are typically used for front teeth, while porcelain bonded to metal is more powerful and higher for crowns in the rear of the mouth. Occasionally all-metal crowns are used for back teeth because of the metal’s toughness.
On your next visit, our dentist can take away the cap that’s temporary and cement the crown onto the tooth. The crown can closely fit the colour and type of your natural teeth.