Porcelain veneers versus full coverage crowns
Nowadays, the demand for esthetic dental treatment is increasing, especially with the development of minimally invasive dentistry.
Various types of dental abnormalities can be observed in the anterior region, like anomalies of structure, color, shape and size.
Where they can cause genuine esthetic problems for the patient.
Full-coverage restorations have been proposed as a suitable solution for the management of these anomalies, as they offer the best solutions in terms of esthetic result, durability and biocompatibility.
Other less invasive alternatives may be envisaged to avoid unnecessary tooth reduction.
Therefore, with the advances in dental ceramics and adhesive systems, porcelain veneers are considered as a much more conservative treatment in terms of preparation.
The decision to restore an anterior tooth with crown or veneer depends on some criteria.
These criteria should be considered when evaluating a patient for esthetic rehabilitation: thorough medical and dental histories, clinical photographs, study casts, periapical and panorama radiographs, the diagnostic wax up / mock up, as well as, the use of a planning technique like the digital smile design.
Yosra Gassara is a young specialized dentist; she is working in the Department of Fixed Prosthodontics, Faculty of Dental Medicine Tunisia.
Her Research mainly focuses on implantology and prosthodontics.
She acts as a reviewer for many journals.
She has published a book and has authored several articles.