Looking after your teeth is essential if you want to enjoy a high-quality life into old age. You may not realize it but your oral health is linked to your overall health. Looking after your teeth helps you to stay healthy.
In short, you need to find a good dentist Campsie and visit them at least once a year. They will identify any issues and help you deal with them properly.
Naturally, one of the most common issues is tooth decay. Dentists will generally fill these to eliminate the cavity and retain the integrity of the tooth. But, it can be harder to get the perfect ‘Hollywood smile’ without the help of cosmetic dentistry.
Understanding The Difference between Veneers & Crowns
Veneers are thin pieces of porcelain that are carefully shaped to mimic the look of your teeth. They are available in a wide range of shades of white. The veneers are carefully attached to the fronts of your teeth by the dentist. They instantly transform your teeth and can be applied when the teeth beneath are structurally sound.
In contrast, crowns are generally added to the tops of teeth after they have been damaged. The crown restores the shape and the strength of the tooth. A crown is also likely to encompass the tooth.
Crowns are generally thicker than veneers, making veneers the more aesthetically pleasing option.
It’s important to note that a veneer can last between 7-15 years, while a crown will last 10-15 years. That means they could last as long as each other, but, the veneer is more likely to need replacing first.
It’s important to be aware of this as crowns are generally more involved to replace despite the fact that the cost of crowns and veneer is broadly similar.
If you have dental insurance you should check the policy before deciding between crowns and veneers. You may find your policy covers just one of these options, making that the logical choice. In general, this is because crowns are seen as necessary to repair damage and strengthen teeth, veneers are purely cosmetic. They literally just give you a nicer smile, although this can seem instrumental to career advancement in several professions.
However, as this can affect confidence, some insurance policies will offer cover against veneers.
Of course, in most cases, you will be guided by your dentist. They will advise regarding the right option for your situation and, it’s worth listening to their opinion, they are the experts.
Don’t forget, that to have veneers fitted your tooth needs to be largely intact. The dentist will then scrape a very little piece of your enamel off to allow the veneer to adhere to the tooth. As enamel is an important part of tooth protection, it is a good idea to have a reputable dentist do the work.
Having veneers or crowns fitted means that your smile will be restored, allowing you to confidently face the world again.