I’ve had two teeth prepped for crowns, but as I’ve thought about it, I want to get a set of porcelain veneers on most of my front teeth. Is it too late to switch?
Nesibe A. – Houston, TX
The teeth that you’ve had prepped for a crrown, will always have to have crowns. Dental crowns are an aggresive treatment. Your teeth were ground down a significant amount. Porcelain veneers hardly require any shaving. In fact, it is only about the width of a fingernail.
A dental crown covers all of your tooth. Porcelain veneers generally only cover the front. This doesn’t mean you can’t get porcelain veneers. It only means that you will need to get crowns on the prepared teeth and you may get porcelain veneers on the rest.
A good cosmetic dentist can make sure they match one another.
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