If you’ve ever wondered why so many people in Philadelphia have such perfect smiles, you might be surprised to find out how many of them have had cosmetic dental work at the Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry! You too can get your perfect smile with porcelain veneers or jacket crowns with our Point Breeze cosmetic dentists. There’s no need to ever be self-conscious about your smile again. At our Point Breeze, Philadelphia dental practice, we specialize in returning your mouth to its healthy, natural-looking smile with advanced cosmetic dental work.
Porcelain veneers, or laminates, are translucent, thin, custom-made coverings that conceal the front and side surfaces of your tooth. Porcelain veneers are made to improve the esthetics (shape, spacing, color) of natural teeth, to correct crowding, or to replace composite bonding. Crowns, also called caps, are coverings that fit over the entire tooth. A crown can return structure, strength, and function to a tooth with extensive decay or damage. Both crowns and veneers can assist in correcting teeth that are:
- Extensively damage due to decay
- Discolored or permanently stained
- Brittle after a root canal
Traditionally, crowns have been used to treat the above dental problems, but veneers are now growing to be the more popular choice amongst the Point Breeze dentists at The Tabas Center for Advanced Dentistry. The major difference between crowns and veneers is the amount of tooth structure that needs to be removed.
Unlike crowns, veneers won’t require your Point Breeze cosmetic dentist to remove much of the tooth itself in most cases. Veneers are created from an impression taken in your our Philadelphia dental office. Your custom veneer is then glued directly onto your tooth. Typically more affordable than crowns, veneers won’t stain, making them a very popular solution for many people seeking that perfect and white smile. Strong and very durable, veneers last from ten to fifteen years. The continual advancement of porcelain veneers and veneering technology has allowed for veneers to be the preferred treatment method. But an examination period with your Point Breeze dentist, Dr. Tabas, will reveal which is the best choice for you.