Porcelain Veneers - Crowns

What is a crown?
A crown or a cap is a cover for a decayed or damaged tooth made of porcelain and/or metal.

What a crown is composed of?
In our practice all crowns we use are made out entirely of porcelain. Also called all-ceramic crowns or metal-free crowns, these restorations offer excellent esthetics since they are white and they mimic the natural tooth precisely. Furthermore, they are biocompatible with the tooth’s surrounding tissues.

What are Porcelain Veneers?
Porcelain Veneers, or simply "veneers", are custom-made porcelain wafers that the dentist places over the fronts of the teeth to enhance their appearance and also to repair damage.

What is the main advantage?
The preparation of the tooth for a porcelain veneer requires less drilling than that for a conventional crown.

How long this procedure lasts?
The best part about porcelain laminate veneers is that they can be placed in two to three visits.

How long do porcelain veneers last?
In excess of 10 years, when properly maintained.

Who is the best candidate for veneers?
Veneers can be used to improve a wide variety of cosmetic dental problems. They can whiten stained or discolored teeth, close gaps between teeth, "correct" a crooked smile without the need for braces, repair chips and imperfections, and create a more attractive or youthful looking smile.

Cases

The all-ceramic restorations contribute to the creation of an attractive smile.
Porcelain veneers have superior esthetics, are more natural and last longer compared to the conventional resin veneers.  
The health of the gingivae around the veneers constitutes an important indication of a successful treatment.
The all-porcelain restorations are a very useful and important tool for the cosmetic dentist.
The excellent biocompatibility of all-ceramic crowns helps eliminate the dreaded black line along the gums usually seen under the conventional porcelain – fused to metal crowns.
Porcelain veneers are made out entirely of porcelain, and require very little drilling of the tooth.
Porcelain translucency is the feature that makes veneers closely mimic the natural tooth.
Old restorations of the teeth, discoloration, root canal treatment and decay distort the smile and can be effectively repaired using porcelain veneers.