Veneers vs Dental Crowns
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Are you planning on having a smile makeover or replacing a missing or broken tooth and need help figuring out where to start? Different types of dental treatments can be of great help to you. The most popular dental treatment types are dental veneers and dental crowns. Most patients do not know the appropriate type that suits the condition they are suffering from; hence, they will require an experienced dentist to guide them.
At Florida Smiles Dental we have employed a team of skillful and knowledgeable dentists with years of experience in the dental industry. Our dentists are well-versed in both dental crowns and dental veneer procedures. They will help you determine the best dental treatment option between veneers and crowns.
Dental crowns cover the entire tooth meaning more teeth will have to be filed down before a dental crown is installed. Crowns help in tooth restoration, especially those that have decayed, damaged, or are missing. Our dentist will have to remove a decayed tooth if decay is the reason why you want a dental crown. Dental crowns are made from porcelain or an all-metal alloy.
Types of Dental Crowns
There are different types of dental crowns. The most common dental crowns include:
All Resin Dental Crowns
They are among the most affordable types of dental crowns. They are made from resin dental composite and are always color matched to blend with the surrounding teeth.
Also known as all-ceramic dental crowns, all porcelain dental crowns are made from ceramics and porcelain. They are free from metal and an excellent choice for people allergic to metals.
Porcelain Fused to Metal Dental Crowns
These dental crowns comprise a metal base and porcelain fused at the top. This leads to a dental crown made from porcelain but has a metal strength. It is an excellent option for people who are not interested in having a dental crown that looks like metal but desires the strength of metal.
Metal Dental Crowns
Metal dental crowns are made from different materials, such as copper, platinum, and gold. Most metal dental crowns are a mixture of precious metal with a metal alloy base. These crowns are preferable in restoring molars due to their extreme strength.
Stainless Steel Dental Crowns
Stainless steel dental crowns are excellent for restoring a child's primary teeth that have undergone a root canal or pulp therapy. They are not permanent since they slowly disappear with the primary tooth.
Benefits of Ceramic Crowns
Ceramic crowns are very strong since they are made from a material capable of lasting at least 15 years. They help in protecting the damaged teeth from further damage. Ceramic crowns also help patients in preserving the healthy parts of their teeth. The porcelain made in ceramic crowns requires low maintenance by brushing and flossing.
Same Day Crowns
Several visits to a dentist are one last thing any busy person will want. Our same day crowns ensure the dental treatment process is fast and less complicated. If you need a dental crown or veneer but are not sure which of the two is right for you, do not hesitate to contact Florida Smiles Dental by calling 754-354-0363 today to learn more about veneers and dental crowns or to schedule an appointment.