PORCELAIN CROWNS & VENEERS
So a common question we get when we diagnose a crown is, “well… can’t that tooth just be filled instead?” So what’s the difference?
A filling is diagnosed when a tooth has a small or medium sized cavity – structurally the tooth is still sound, we just need to remove that decay so it doesn’t get worse. A filling just fills a void where the cavity was but doesn’t add any strength back to the tooth. When we need to add strength back to a tooth is when we do a crown.
Reasons for crowns:
- Broken or fractured teeth
- Large cavity
- Large existing filling that is failing
- Tooth has had a root canal
- Cosmetic enhancements
At Waco Family Dentistry we primarily use tooth colored porcelain crowns in various forms depending on the situation. They are strong, durable and look great. They have no metal in them at all so there won’t be any grey shadow like there used to be with older porcelain crowns. They are made here in Waco – nothing is ever shipped out overseas.
If you have just undergone a crown procedure and looking for post care information click here.
Now if you are interested in veneers, a veneer is a little different than a crown. A veneer is still made of a very strong and durable porcelain, but where a crown covers the entire tooth, a veneer just covers the front of the tooth. We typically use veneers solely for cosmetic purposes. They can be a great way to fill in gaps between teeth, do some minor straightening of teeth, cover up stains or change the color.
If you have worried about the appearance of your teeth and wondered whether a dental procedure available in Waco, TX could help, then a visit to our Waco, TX dental offices is just what the dentist ordered. Porcelain veneers improve your teeth without orthodontic dental procedures. Porcelain veneers are increasingly popular in Waco, TX, and our dental office has extensive experience to make sure your porcelain veneers look great.
If you are looking for a way to improve the appearance of your teeth, porcelain veneers can be a good choice for you in Waco, TX. When you choose to have this dental procedure done at our Waco, TX offices, your teeth will have small imperfections covered up with porcelain veneers which can result in a large change in your smile. Another great advantage many in Waco, TX appreciate is the fact that porcelain veneers can whiten their teeth permanently, avoiding repeated dental trips for lightening.
The team at Waco Family Dentistry will examine your teeth, discuss what you would like to change about your smile, and come up with a solution that's best for you!