Crowns and Veneers (porcelain vs composite veneers)


Crowns and Veneers (porcelain vs composite veneers)

Here’s a brief rundown of both, and the services offered at North Shore Dental Care.

Crowns Vs Veneers  – What’s The Difference? 

A veneer is a thin shell that is bonded to the front of the tooth. Placing veneers requires the removal of a small amount of enamel so that the veneers fit properly and look natural without altering your bite.

Dental crowns are also a type of porcelain shell, but designed to fit over most of your tooth. This allows them to fix a number of functionality issues along with cosmetic ones.

Veneers can be good for cosmetic restorations that don’t affect the functionality of your teeth, including stained discolored teeth, minor chips and cracks, worn or damaged enamel, and eroded or widely spaced teeth.

Dental crowns can fix all of these problems, but as they cover most or all of the surfaces of the tooth they can also assist the functionality of your tooth – like broken or cracked teeth, trauma or decay. Crowns are also useful for building up teeth that are causing problems with your bite.

There are two main treatment options for the provision of dental crowns

    This procedure is performed directly in the mouth on the tooth. Northshore Dental Care has been offering direct composite crowns for many years. In clinically appropriate cases, direct composite crowns are a long term (>20 years), conservative, and cost effective treatment option. Less tooth loss at less cost.
    Porcelain crowns are fabricated out of the mouth. Northshore Dental Care has introduced CEREC (CAD/CAM)  CEREC (CAD/CAM, or Computer Aided Design and Manufacture) is a unique system of individual all-porcelain or porcelain/composite crowns fitted in one single appointment. No temporary crowns, no multiple appointments.

Advantages of Cerec Crowns/Inlays/Onlays

  • Single appointment
  • No temporary crown
  • No return visit for insertion of laboratory-made crown
  • Cost effective
  • Beautiful and functional results


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