Jun 13, 2011

Laminate Veneers vs. All-Ceramic Crowns

Laminate Veneers vs. All-Ceramic Crowns
Which is the Right Choice for you?

What is Cosmetic Dentistry?
Cosmetic dentistry is a type of dental treatment used to restore a person’s teeth that are discolored, damaged, broken or abnormal, and the shape of gums in order to improve the function as well as the appearance of the smile line. Although laminate veneers and all-ceramic crowns are one of the most representative and popular treatments in cosmetic dentistry, you must choose the treatment most appropriate for your dental condition.
Laminate veneer, a restorative material made of thin porcelain, is placed over a tooth surface to improve the esthetics or to protect a damaged tooth surface. All-ceramic crown, translucent porcelain similar to natural tooth, is used to completely cap or encircle a tooth whose damaged area is too large to cover with a laminate veneer.

Cosmetic dentistry is ideal for those who have:
• Gap between teeth
• Broken or chipped teeth
• Stained or discolored teeth
• Microdontia, abnormal or conical teeth
• Dental caries

My sharp canine teeth were all gone after laminate veneers treatment at Hus’hu Dental Clinic. Thank you!
— Elaine, 26 years old, exchange student

I really like my all-new beautiful front teeth.
— Brian, 31 years old, English teacher

Laminate works perfectly with teeth whitening treatment at Hus’hu Dental Clinic.
— Grace, 29 years old, marketing agent

Laminate Veneers

1. Features and Advantages
Laminate veneers cost less than crowns. The usually painless procedure does not require anesthesia. The entire treatment process is done in approximately five days with only two visits to the clinic. Patients can preserve their natural tooth structure as much as possible since the amount of tooth reduction is minimal. The material for laminate veneers is translucent as of natural teeth, and more durable and stronger than resin.
* Hus’hu analyzes teeth shape and color, ratios between neighboring teeth, and the facial shape and gum before placing veneers. Hus’hu also recommends getting whitening treatment before laminate treatment if teeth are severely stained or discolored for the best outcome.

2. Post-Care

• Correct brushing and regular scaling are needed to maintain your dental health.
• Avoid biting or chewing solid or hard food.
• Be careful of external shock to avoid damaging teeth.
• Regular dental exam is needed.
• Avoid drinking hot and cold drinks for the first 24 hours after treatment.

All-Ceramic Crown

1. Features and Advantages
With porcelain fused to metal crowns, there has to be an opaque layer put over the metal, which makes it impossible to mimic the translucency of natural teeth. In contrast, all-ceramic crowns, made of highstrength porcelain can perfectly match the translucency of natural teeth. That is why all-ceramic crowns are the most appropriate choice for front teeth and the best possible choice for those who are allergic to metals. All-ceramic crowns also require only two-three visits to the clinic for the completion of the procedure. They are more durable and last longer than resin.
* For those who wish for semi-permanent crown over esthetic aspect, porcelain fused to metal crowns are recommended.

2. Post-Care

• Be careful of external shock to avoid damaging crowns.
• Regular dental exam is needed.

Comparison between Laminate Veneers & All-Ceramic Crowns

Why Hus'hu?
U.S. licensed dentists at Hus’hu use a Dental Color Chart to carefully match laminate veneers or crowns to patients’ tooth color to achieve the most natural smile line. Please contact us to schedule your consultation today.


  1. Veneers are thin, semi-translucent “shells” typically attached to your front teeth. Veneers are customized from porcelain material and permanently bonded to your teeth. Veneers are a great alternative to otherwise painful dental procedures to improve the appearance of your smile.
    Common problems that veneers are used for:

    Spaces between the teeth
    Broken or chipped teeth
    Unsightly, stained or discolored teeth
    Permanently stained or discolored teeth
    Crooked or misshapen teeth

    Veneers are a great aesthetic solution to your smile that may even help you avoid orthodontic treatment. Subtle changes to your smile can be achieved with veneers, and in most cases, veneer application is completed in only two office visit

  2. Thanks for sharing the idea there would be some apprehensions from segment but i am up for it.
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  3. Nice Post ! Veneers treatment will change the structure of the teeth. It will give natural appearance to the teeth and you will feel more confident. In medical terms, veneers are known as teeth transformers.