Veneers & Crowns at Fort Mill Dentistry

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What Are Veneers & Crowns?

Crowns and veneers can be artificial coverings made of strong, natural-looking materials such as porcelain, which is durable and strong. There are a variety of materials that can be used for crowns and veneers including metal. But porcelain is the most popular material because it looks the most like natural teeth, which means you will not have to worry about your teeth looking unnatural or feeling uncomfortable.

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Crowns protect teeth from breaking or cracking and are usually placed on teeth that have very large fillings or have already started to crack. A crown is made of very strong materials and, by covering the entire tooth, it holds all of the tooth walls together, keeping them from flexing or breaking. The materials are made to match the color of the nearby teeth, so others can’t even tell it is a crown.

Porcelain crowns are a durable, long-lasting way to replace natural teeth. These crowns will last up to 20 years and late replacement is not recommended as it can cause problems with your natural teeth. Porcelain resists stains and damage as well.

Teeth that have been lost due to trauma, cavities, or other dental health problems can be replaced with porcelain crowns. Porcelain crowns are a type of tooth restoration that is typically used to replace a tooth that has been either lost completely or severely damaged from decay. Crowns cover the entire visible portion of the tooth.


Veneers are similar to crowns, but these are only placed on teeth at the front of the mouth and, instead of covering the entire tooth, they only cover the front visible surface of the tooth.

Veneers are a type of cosmetic dentistry that is typically used to cover up discolored or chipped teeth. The veneer is made from porcelain and is placed onto the surface of the tooth so that they can be permanently attached.

Due to their size veneers require a much smaller dental procedure than that of a crown and typically can be fitted in just two appointments.

Dental veneers are a great way to improve the appearance of your smile. They are made from a thin piece of porcelain that is shaped and then glued to the front of your tooth.

Instead of functioning to protect teeth, veneers function to improve the appearance of teeth. When we make veneers for patients, we talk with them about how they want their smile to look, and we make the veneers to match what they want.

Benefits of Veneers Versus Crowns

Most people are not aware of the benefits of veneers versus crowns. Veneers are pre-formed pieces that are bonded to the front surface of a tooth for cosmetic reasons. The cosmetic benefits include whitening, reshaping, reducing size, and changing the shape of teeth. Crowns, on the other hand, cover both sides of a tooth in order to restore it to its natural shape.

Veneers are a great alternative to crowns, but they are certainly not right for everyone. Veneers are made of porcelain and cover the front of the tooth. They can be used to straighten teeth, close gaps between front teeth or cover up stains. If you want your teeth to look aesthetically perfect while still maintaining the health of your natural tooth, veneers may be a great option.

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