Dental veneers and crowns are thin shells of porcelain or composite resin that are custom made to fit over teeth. A cosmetic veneer covers only the front of your tooth, whereas a crown covers the entire tooth. They can be used to fix chipped, stained, misaligned, worn down, uneven or abnormally spaced teeth. These cosmetic options may be beneficial for those who want a long-term solution to persistent cosmetic concerns and haven’t responded well to other dental treatments, such as teeth whitening, braces, or retainers. Cosmetic veneers and crowns are among the most popular cosmetic dental treatments today!
What can I expect during a cosmetic veneer or crown procedure?
First, your dentist will remove a small amount of the tooth surface to permit placement of the veneer. Then an impression is taken of the tooth and sent to the dental laboratory. The dental veneer is then made to fit the tooth and mouth. Finally, the veneer is bonded to the tooth with resin cement.
How long do cosmetic veneers or crowns last?
On average, cosmetic veneers and crowns last about 10-15 years. Of course, veneers, like natural teeth, are still susceptible to damage.