Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS offers multiple cosmetic dental procedures for creating remarkable smiles. Two of the most popular procedures are dental crowns and porcelain veneers in Valrico. Many patients don’t understand the difference between the two. Generally, a crown strengthens a compromised tooth while a veneer is used mainly for cosmetic improvements.
A dental crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth. A porcelain veneer in Valrico is an ultra-thin layer for the front of a tooth. A porcelain veneer in Valrico is fabricated with layers of durable ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or gold. Both crowns and veneers are affixed to the tooth with a special adhesive. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years if properly cared for, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.
Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but dental crowns are generally a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can correct the shape of a tooth, repair a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.
The success of a crown or veneer procedure depends on experienced professionals at the lab and in the dentist’s office. Your cosmetic dentist must prep the tooth, create a precision mold, and submit an accurate order to the lab. The role of the dental lab technician is equally vital. Highly skilled lab technicians fabricate custom dental crowns and veneers to the specifications of the cosmetic dentist. They must have the expertise to meet the precise standards required for successful restorations.
A porcelain veneer in Valrico has everything a patient could want. The precise shape, the specific size, the precise color, and the proper placement in the mouth. This is a case of all or nothing—each dimension mush be exactly right or we will need to re-do it.
The team at Five Star Dental Care – Jeff Bynum, DDS and the wonderful staff at our dental lab work together to provide the highest quality dental restorations for our valued patients. If you would like more helpful details about crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures, we invite you to reach out to us to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. We can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and remarkable. Call 813-653-2273 today!