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Veneers V Crowns? Monday, September 6, 2010

Veneers

These are a thin covering that goes over the front surface of a tooth, though it may extend over the edge and around the back of the tooth. They are usually, made of porcelain but other materials may be used. They are bonded securely to your tooth. They should act and feel like your natural teeth. Veneers will stain less and wear less than natural teeth but may chip, crack or come off if subjected to abnormal stresses such as grinding or using your teeth inappropriately. You should not be afraid to brush and floss them as you would natural teeth.

Crowns

Crowns are a covering that go over the whole surface of the tooth – front, back and sides. They are made of porcelain or a metal combination that is bonded on to your tooth. They should act and feel like your natural teeth. Crowns will stain less and wear less than natural teeth but may chip, crack or come off if subjected to abnormal stresses such as grinding or using your teeth inappropriately. You should not be afraid to brush and floss them as you would natural teeth.

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