Not all people know that porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental bridges have different use in the field of cosmetic dentistry. Read the following information if you want to find out the difference.

Crowns, Bridges and Veneers

Crowns, Bridges and Veneers
cosmetic_dentistry_methodsNot all people know that porcelain veneers, dental crowns, and dental bridges have different use in the field of cosmetic dentistry.

Porcelain veneers are some kind of thin custom-made porcelain shells. They are for fitting over the front surfaces of your teeth. Porcelain veneers are very popular in cosmetic dentistry because they are semi-transparent and stain resistant. Besides, a patient can choose the color of the porcelain veneers to achieve a brighter smile.

Moreover, porcelain veneers are not only used in cosmetic dentistry to provide people with new and better smile, they are also used to repair dental problems, such as:
- worn teeth
- disfigured teeth
- misaligned teeth
- cracked teeth
- chipped teeth
- gaps
- discolored teeth

As for dental crowns - they are used to repair teeth that are significantly worn, cracked, or broken from decay, an improper bite, grinding, clenching, age, or old fillings. The main task of dental crowns is to cover the entire part of the tooth above the gum line. Dental crowns give the tooth stability, strength, and durability.

Dental bridges are also very popular in dentistry cosmetics. They are used to replace one or more missing teeth. In contrast to partial dentures, bridges are cemented to two dental crowns on either side of the gap and cannot be removed. People with dental bridges must pay close attention to their dental hygiene because food may get trapped around the dental bridge and can cause serious health problems.

All these three methods of dentistry are all used to correct dental problems, they are all very different and they correct very different problems. Cosmetic dentists can use veneers, bridges, and crowns in order to provide you with the smile that you have always wanted or to correct any problems that you have with your teeth.