Providing Better Smiles to Calgary & nearby areas of Alberta
Alberta dentist Dr. Steven Cload offers two related procedures that can effect a dramatic improvement in your smile and self-confidence: porcelain veneers and porcelain crowns. Both are excellent ways of fixing stubborn dental problems and restoring some of the natural luster and shine to your smile.
However, while both porcelain veneers and crowns are custom made of durable porcelain that look and feel like your natural teeth, they address different problems. A patient who is a good candidate for a porcelain veneer is not necessarily a good candidate for a porcelain crown, and vice versa. Dr. Cload will be able to evaluate your specific needs and devise a dental treatment plan that is right for you.
That will include deciding whether you should opt for veneers or crowns. It will be helpful for you to know a little about your options before coming in to the Southcentre Dental Clinic for your consultation.
Veneers adhere to the outer surface of your tooth, while crowns replace the entire outside of your tooth, down to the gum level.
Veneers are best used for fixing aesthetic issues (such as stubborn staining or discoloration) and mild problems with tooth integrity (such as superficial cracks and small chips)
Crowns are normally used for more substantial problems, such as outdated or damaged fillings or fractured and broken teeth.
Dr. Cload will be able to determine whether crowns or veneers are best for your needs.
If you need to discuss porcelain veneers and crowns with an Alberta dentist, please contact the Southcentre Dental Clinic today.