Porcelain crowns not only replicate the original tooth in terms of function, but can be designed to look like the original - or even better. When patients select a porcelain veneer for cosmetic reasons, they’re usually covering up the front portion of the tooth that has some esthetic flaw. A porcelain crown is thicker than a veneer.
Want to change the appearance of one or more teeth? Veneers are thin shells of porcelain that cover the front side of your teeth that can drastically improve the appearance of stained or misshaped teeth. They’re as thin as a contact lens, no thicker than your thumbnail, but don’t let their dainty size fool you – they make a huge difference.
Why do patients get dental crowns? These devices can be used to protect, restore, support, replace, and improve the appearance of a variety of smiles! Click over to this Bel Air family dentistry infographic to get more details about dental crown functions.