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DENTAL CROWNS vs. VENEERS


Published 2019-04-26


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    Last month we talked about dental implants, the role they play in the preservation of the mandibular bone and how they can easily restore a long forgotten smile. In order to cover completely the topic concerning tooth loss and the benefits of implantological and prosthetic treatments, we only think is right to cover the area regarding dental crowns vs.veneers.

    We’re going to find out who are the ideal candidates for both treatments, the differences and when we use each solution.

    DENTAL CROWNS

    We’ve previously mentioned that the ideal candidates for dental crowns are the ones where the tooth damage is such that a common filling cannot adequately fix the situation. In these situations, we often go for a dental crown solution, as it’s a fixed prosthetic solution that can easily restore the functional and aesthetic aspect of the tooth. Dental crowns are ideal to correct problems such as: upgrading the missing part of the tooth, change the color, shape, size, position, bite hight, and above all, replace the missing tooth. Most commonly we use:

    • PORCELAIN – FUSED – TO – METAL CROWNS
    • ZIRCONIUM – CERAMIC CROWNS VENEERS

    Prosthetics is a wide field that covers also the well – known – veneers. Veneers are prosthetic replacements that are often used to solve aesthetic problems and are most commonly fixed in the frontal area of the dental line (incisors until the first premolar). We can use them in both jaws to change the color, shape, and position.

    WHAT ARE THE MAIN DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THESE TWO TREATMENTS?

    Beside the manufacturing process, there are some main differences between these two treatments that we’re going to discuss furthermore.

    1. THE TOOTH PREPARATION (GRINDING)

    This is the main difference between these treatments as in order to fix the dental crown the whole tooth area must be grounded and for the veneer to be fixed we need to ‘prepare’ just the frontal area of the tooth.

    2. THE IDEAL CANDIDATES FOR THESE TREATMENTS

    The ideal candidates for dental crowns are the ones that would like to solve all previously mentioned problems and replace a missing tooth/teeth with a bridge. On the other hand, the ideal candidates for veneers are the ones that have perfectly healthy teeth, but they want to change the aesthetic aspect of them and the position.

    3. THE TOOTH AREA

    The dental crown covers the whole tooth area and can solve functional and aesthetic problems as mentioned. Veneers cover just a front area of the tooth and a minor inferior part.

    HOW CAN I KNOW FOR WHICH TREATMENT I’M SUITABLE FOR?

    It’s simple. You just have to book a completely free appointment with our specialists, and they’ll recommend the ideal solution for you. Also, they’ll gladly answer all of your questions in order to cover all the details and create a personalized therapy plan based on your needs, wishes, and possibilities.

    Contact us on our email info@dentech.hr or call us on +385(0)21 599 961.

    Our staff will take care of you. You just have to sit back and let the hard work to our professionals.

    Dentech can be also the ‘Better side of your smile’ 


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