At Advance Dental Clinic, we offer a host of restorative services, including veneers and crowns. Restorative treatments are designed to strengthen and repair the teeth, and they can also offer incredible aesthetic benefits. If you’re looking into having veneers or you’ve been advised to have your tooth crowned, you may be wondering about the durability of these treatments. We can assure you that we use only the finest quality materials to produce results that last.
Dental crowns are sometimes known as caps, as they are placed over the top of the existing tooth structure. Crowns are often used to make the tooth more robust when the structure has been weakened due to an injury or as a result of decay. Commonly, crowns are made from ceramic materials, including porcelain, to provide beautiful aesthetics. Although crowns cannot decay, the adjoining tooth tissue can become decayed, and it’s essential to brush the tooth as normal and to protect your teeth if you’re playing sports. Crowns are durable and hard-wearing, and they should last around 5-10 years.
Veneers are a very popular cosmetic treatment. They are fine shells made from ceramic, which are applied to the surface of the natural teeth to create a beautiful, new smile. There are various different types of veneer available, and they offer varying levels of durability. We are delighted to offer our patients Lumineers. Lumineers are incredibly tough veneers, which are made from patented Cerinate porcelain. Although these veneers are amazingly strong, they’re also very thin. Lumineers are twice as strong as conventional porcelain veneers, and as such, they last a lot longer. As they are so delicate, they can also be applied to the tooth surface without intensive preparation.
If you’d like to learn more about dental crowns or veneers, why not call and book an appointment today? Our friendly dentists will be happy to answer your questions and run through some treatment options with you.