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Porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns are made from the same durable, dental-grade porcelain, but they are used to treat very different dental problems.
Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver often uses porcelain veneers to treat a wide range of minor cosmetic imperfections including:
- Chipped teeth
- Cracked teeth
- Slightly crooked teeth
- Discoloured teeth
- Slightly misshaped teeth
- Slightly spaced or gapped teeth
Porcelain veneers are thin, shell-like layers of porcelain that are custom made to conform with your natural teeth in contour and appearance, then tightly bonded to the surfaces of your affected teeth to provide a functional bite and beautifully aligned smile.
Porcelain crowns are generally used in restorative dentistry treatments including:
- Capping teeth damaged by injury or decay
- Replacing metal amalgam fillings
- Replacing damaged crowns
- Capping dental implants
- Covering and protecting teeth treated with root canals
Porcelain is an ideal material for both dental veneers and crowns because it is strong but can also be custom shaped and coloured to match your existing teeth and help create a seamless smile. Furthermore, porcelain is stain resistant and easy to keep clean with a good dental hygiene routine that includes brushing and flossing at least twice every day, as well as routine check-ups and professional teeth cleanings with Dr. Silver.
To learn more about porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns or to schedule your personal consultation with Calgary dentist Dr. Jennifer Silver, please contact the Southcentre Dental Clinic.
Dr. Jennifer Silver is a highly accomplished dental surgeon with a Doctor of Dental Surgery degree from the University of Melbourne, Australia. Her educational accomplishments include deans honours list, an oral surgery award and best research project. Prior to this degree, she graduated with honors from Dalhousie University’s Dental Hygiene Program and worked in this field for 10 years.
The areas of dentistry that holds special interest for Dr. Silver include oral medicine and whole-body dentistry. She currently devotes time and resources toward helping patients with TMJ pain and sleep apnea, while continuing to provide general dentistry as well. Future interests include devoting time to additional oral surgery training. Jen strives to treat her patients as if they were family. She strongly believes in a multi-disciplinary approach for patient care. She is part of a large network of specialists that she trusts and collaborates with when helping patients.