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Dental Crown

When explaining the treatment details of each of our virtual smile makeovers, we often suggest that either dental crowns or porcelain veneers might be used to create the results that we’ve illustrated in the case’s results.
And although it is true that they can both create the same cosmetic end result, these two types of restorations are very different and therefore have different applications.

What’s the difference between a dental crown and porcelain veneer?

Crown vs. Veneer

An illustration showing the difference between a porcelain veneer and crown.
A crown encases the entire tooth, a veneer just its front side.
A fundamental difference between veneers and crowns is how much of the tooth they cover over.

  • Crowns typically encase the entire tooth.
  • Veneers only cover over a tooth’s front surface (the side that shows when the person smiles).

Details about crowns.

As another major difference (and as our graphic illustrates), crowns are much thicker than veneers. Here’s the how and why in regard to that point.

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Dental crown placement requires a significant amount of tooth trimming.

When a dentist prepares a tooth for a crown, it’s reduced in size and shape to a tapered nub.

The idea is, when the crown is cemented, it becomes the new outer surface for the tooth. (That’s why a crown can be used to give a tooth a new color as well as a new shape.)

How much trimming is needed?

The amount of tooth reduction that’s required usually lies on the order of at least 2 millimeters (2 mm is just slightly more than one sixteenth of an inch). There can, however, be reasons why a dentist may need to trim even more in some areas.

This measurement is based on the fact that most crowns need to be at least 2mm thick. That varies however depending on the type of materials that it’s made out of (porcelain, metal or a combination of both). Generally speaking, less tooth reduction is needed for all-metal crowns.
Details from dental research:

We ran across a pair of studies (Edelhoff 2002, page references) that measured how much tooth structure was removed when different types of restorations were placed.

Using that data, it’s easy enough to understand how much more aggressive the act of placing a porcelain veneer is vs. a dental crown.

Crowns – A preparation for this type of restoration typically involves trimming away 63% to 76% of the tooth’s anatomical crown (the portion of the tooth that lies above the gum line).
Veneers – Minimal-prep porcelain veneers may only require 3% anatomical crown reduction. More extensive preparations may involve up to 30%.
This data as a general comparison – Crown placement typically involves 2 to 4 times as much tooth reduction as laminates.
The above data is for porcelain veneers (which are typically just placed on anterior (front) teeth and sometimes premolars), and all-ceramic and porcelain-metal crowns (placed on either front or back teeth).

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Porcelain Veneers FAQs

  • What is a veneer?

    A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain made to fit over the front surface of a tooth, like a false fingernail fits over a nail. Sometimes a natural-colour ‘composite’ material is used instead of porcelain.

  • When would I need a veneer?

    Veneers can improve the colour, shape and position of your teeth. A precise shade of porcelain can be chosen to give the right colour to improve a single discoloured tooth or to lighten your front teeth. A veneer can make a chipped tooth look whole again. The porcelain covers the whole of the front of the tooth, with a thicker section replacing the broken part. Veneers can also be used to close small gaps, when orthodontics (braces) are not suitable. If one tooth is slightly out of position, a veneer can sometimes be fitted to bring it into line with the others.

  • What are the advantages of veneers?

    Veneers make teeth look natural and healthy. Because they are very thin and are held in place by a special, strong adhesive, very little preparation of the tooth is needed. Some types of veneers don’t need any preparation at all.

  • How are teeth prepared for a veneer?veneers before after

    teeth veneersSome of the shiny, outer enamel surface of the tooth may be removed, to make sure that the veneer can be bonded permanently in place later. The amount of enamel removed is tiny and will be the same as the thickness of the veneer to be fitted, so that the tooth stays the same size. A local anaesthetic (injection) may be used to make sure that there is no discomfort, but often this is not needed. Once the tooth has been prepared, the dental team will take an ‘impression’ (mould). This will be given to the dental technician, along with any other information needed to make the veneer. The colour of the surrounding teeth is matched on a shade guide to make sure that the veneer will look entirely natural.

  • How long will it take?

    A veneer takes at least two visits. The first is to prepare the tooth and match the shade, and the second is to fit it. Before bonding it in place, your dentist will show you the veneer on your tooth to make sure you are happy with it. Bonding a veneer in place is done with a special adhesive, which holds it firmly on the tooth.

  • Will I need a temporary veneer between visits?

    Because the preparation of the tooth is so slight you will probably not need a temporary veneer. The tooth will look very much the same after preparation, but will feel slightly less smooth.

  • What happens after the veneer is fitted?

    Only minor adjustments can be made to the veneer after it is fitted. It is usually best to wait a little while to get used to it before any changes are made. Your dental team will probably want to check and polish it a week or so after it is fitted, and make sure that you are happy with it.

  • How much will it cost?

    The costs for this treatment can vary from practice to practice so it is important to discuss charges and treatment options with your dental team before starting treatment.

  • How long will a veneer last?

    Veneers should last for many years; but they can chip or break, just like your own teeth can. Your dental team will tell you how long each veneer should last. Small chips can be repaired, or a new veneer fitted if necessary.

  • What about alternatives?

    A natural-coloured filling material can be used for minor repairs to front teeth. This is excellent when the tooth can support a filling, but may not work so well for broken tooth corners. There will always be a join between the tooth and the filling material.
    Crowns are used for teeth which need to be strengthened – either because they have broken, have been weakened by a very large filling, or have had root canal treatment.

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Cosmetic Dentistry and Porcelain Veneers in Dubai

Porcelain veneers are very thin layers of porcelain or composite resin fitted on teeth. They give strength and enhance the look of the teeth by altering their size, shape and colour. Porcelain veneers in Dubai are considered a good, lifelong option by the people who wear them. 

 

Maintenance of Porcelain Veneers

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Porcelain veneers need to be taken care of just like normal teeth. It is essential to maintain the gum tissue around the teeth by regular brushing and flossing. To prevent your veneers from chipping or cracking, dentist recommend to eat tough foods such as candy apples or to use your teeth as a tool to rip open bags or to bite your nails. Dental veneers in Dubai are also available with a complementary night guard. These are mainly for certain patients who could damage the dental veneers by clenching or grinding at night. It is essential to remember that although the porcelain veneers are more rigid than your teeth, they need as much care as your natural teeth in order to last longer. Good maintenance of the dental veneers will result in a lifetime of smiles and radiant teeth.

 

Benefits of Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers hold many advantages for its users. Although they can be expensive, dental veneers give a natural appearance to your teeth. They are also compatible with your gum tissue. This means that the porcelain veneers will feel more natural in your mouth. The porcelain veneers are stain-resistant and hence can make your teeth look white and aesthetically perfect. In addition, no need to worry about coffee or tea stains on your teeth as the porcelain veneers can withstand most food stains. Dental veneers in Dubai come in various colours to match your desired teeth colour and they are strong and durable to last you a lifetime.

Some facts about porcelain Veneers in Dubai

Many porcelain veneers in Dubai are cost effective because you only invest in them once. In order to place the porcelain veneer on your teeth, a portion of the original tooth is removed by the dentist, a mold of your tooth is taken and a temporary veneer is placed. Once the permanent veneer has been made, the thin piece of porcelain is secured on the tooth by a composite resin cement. It is important to note that porcelain veneers is an irreversible treatment. However, with good planning and a treatment suited to you, the results will certainly please you.

What is the average cost of Porcelain Veneers in Dubai?

Although people consider the porcelain veneers in Dubai is too expensive, but all paints are very satisfied with their results and feel the benefits are more than the cost.

Porcelain veneers are more expensive than composite veneers. The average cost of porcelain veneers in Dubai is between $925 and $2,500 per tooth. Composite veneers cost approximately $250 to $1500 per tooth and maybe last between 5 and 7 years.

The cost of dental veneers in Dubai depends on many factors. Some of them are:

  • The location where dental veneers treatment is performed.
  • The number of teeth requiring veneers.
  • The technical skill of the ceramist making the veneers and the cosmetic dentist who places the dental veneers.
  • The material used for dental veneers.

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