Dental restorations are quite useful when it comes to restoring the strength, functionality, and aesthetics of the teeth. Out of all the available dental restorations, porcelain crowns and veneers are perhaps the most widely used ones, thanks to their versatility and simple nature. They can be used to bring about changes in the contour and structure of the teeth, as well as their appearance.
Crowns are tooth-shaped restorations that are hollow on the inside. They are custom-fabricated to fit perfectly on teeth that are broken, chipped, cracked, too weak, or severely worn out. They are usually made from dental-grade ceramic, which is tooth-colored and highly customizable. They cover a tooth entirely and hold it intact, thereby protecting a severely damaged tooth.
Though veneers are made from dental-grade ceramic and resemble the shape of a tooth, they are different from crowns in terms of thickness. Veneers are wafer-thin and are bonded to the frontal surface of the teeth using dental adhesives. They are primarily used to make cosmetic changes, such as restoring teeth that are worn out, excessively spaced, severely discolored, cracked, chipped, etc.
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