What’s the difference between veneers and dental crowns or bonding?
Bonding is the most conservative solution for white fillings to resin bonding/composite veneers. It’s a great interim solution or where porcelain veneers are not suitable.
A dental crown is placed when a good amount of tooth structure or enamel has been lost and needs to be replaced – for example – in a root canal treatment, cracked tooth, tooth with large filling.
Cosmetic porcelain veneers, on the other hand, are placed over the front surface of the tooth to achieve an esthetically pleasing smile.
What’s the process of getting porcelain veneers?
The process of placing porcelain veneers usually is for 2 visits after all the planning, however it requires high skill, detailed planning and precision on the part of your dentist and ceramist. It takes around two visits to the dentist and little or no anesthesia in certain cases
The first step will be to prepare the surface of the teeth to get the mold of the veneer.
- The teeth are reshaped to allow for the thickness of the porcelain veneer.
- The impression is taken and we help you chose shade of your veneers.
- During the second visit, your teeth with be cleansed and prepared to achieve a durable bond.
- Once this is done a bonding cement is used to attach the veneer to the tooth. The bond is hardened and set with a special light beam. It is important that you also follow the instructions provided to take care of your porcelain veneers and increase their longevity.