Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry offers multiple cosmetic dental procedures for creating brilliant smiles. Two of the most popular procedures are dental crowns and porcelain veneers in Lansdale. 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 Lansdale is an ultra-thin layer for the front of a tooth. A veneer 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 commonly 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 a porcelain veneer in Lansdale procedure depends on skilled 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 important. Highly skilled lab technicians fabricate custom dental crowns and veneers to the specifications of the cosmetic dentist. They must have the ability to meet the precise standards necessary for successful restorations.
The team at Kevin Bass DMD Cosmetic and Family Dentistry and the outstanding staff at our dental lab work together to provide the highest quality dental restorations for our valued patients. If you would like more helpful specifics about crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures, we invite you to contact us to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. Our team can help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and remarkable. Call 215-368-1424 today!