Veneers are meant to improve the aesthetic of damaged or imperfect teeth. This procedure is used to address cosmetic concerns. Traditional veneers are affixed to the surface of your tooth. The preparation for this procedure requires the tooth to be augmented to remove much of the enamel and part of the tooth. Since veneers do not cover the entire tooth, they are different than crowns. Veneers are usually placed on visible teeth, as this procedure can vastly change the look of your smile. Many patients opt to get a set of veneers to achieve a perfect and balanced smile. Veneers last for up to 10-15 years without needing to be replaced, making this a great, long-lasting solution for people with cosmetic dental concerns.
Dental crowns are made from different materials, though at Encino Dental Esthetics, Dr. Kiai and his team use porcelain. This is because porcelain crowns are very strong and provide a natural look, perfectly resembling your natural teeth. Crowns are used for various reasons, such as strengthening a tooth after a root canal or significant filing or covering and reinforcing broken, misshapen, or otherwise damaged teeth. Dental crowns are an excellent solution for damaged teeth and differ from veneers in that they are not only used for cosmetic purposes. Veneers are also only attached to the surface of the tooth, while the crown encases the root and part of the original tooth.
Dental implants are used to even out teeth that are missing or have been extracted. This procedure involves implanting an artificial root into the jawbone. In some cases, a bone graft may be necessary if the jawbone needs to be strengthened to support the implant. Once the jawbone fuses with the implanted artificial root, an artificial tooth, or crown, is attached. This is usually done by screwing the crown into the implant site. This solution is long-lasting, though the procedure takes a bit of time as the implant needs time to join with the jawbone.
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