I have these horribly ugly dental crowns. I talked to my new dentist about it and he said it’s because they are metal based. He said to get pretty ones, they’d need to be all porcelain. I’ve also heard about porcelain veneers that they can give you a great smile. Could I get those? They’re both porcelain.
Mandy F. – Little Rock, AR
While porcelain veneers are great for a smile makeover, they can’t replace your dental crowns. When you get dental crowns, your teeth have to be ground down. Your teeth don’t get ground down for veneers, so there isn’t enough tooth structure left for them.
That doesn’t mean you can’t get a gorgeous smile makeover if you want one. The all-porcelain crowns can be shaped any way you want. Then, on the non-crowned teeth, you could get veneers.
You’ll only need the front six to eight teeth re-done and then do teeth whitening on the rest. However, do the whitening first. Once your teeth are the color you want, then you get the veneers/porcelain crowns to match the new color.
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