Restoration options for repairing damaged front teeth

Article written by Elite Dental Group

A person’s front teeth are the first thing that is seen when they smile. There are many reasons why a person may be unhappy with the appearance of their front teeth. This article will highlight two of the most popular restorative treatments to help you understand which is the best for you.

Dental crowns and veneers are two of the most popular restorative treatments that will improve the health and appearance of front teeth. The main difference between the two is the fact that crowns cover the entire tooth while veneers only cover the front surface of a tooth.

Dental crowns can fit over existing teeth helping to strengthen and stabilize a tooth. A dentist will have to prepare a patient for a dental crown by filing down the tooth’s enamel making room for the crown. Once the crown is made, it will be placed on the patient’s tooth and secured using dental cement.

Dental veneers on the other hand are thin coverings that are placed on the surface of teeth. Veneers create a whiter smile that looks and feels natural. Veneers are suggested if a patient’s front teeth are severely damaged due to breakage or decay. Often a single veneer can be used to cover a chipped tooth. However, 6-8 veneers are needed to create a symmetrical smile. To create dental veneers, dentists will have to take an x-ray of the patient’s teeth and prepare teeth by removing a small amount of enamel. Following this, an impression is taken and the veneers are tailor-made. Dental veneers are then attached using dental cement.

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