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  • Writer's pictureDr. Stefania Mezdrea

The difference between dental restoration and dental veneers

It is important to understand the differences in order to consciously choose the method that resonates the most or is most accessible to you.


Dental restoration consists in cleaning the tooth surface and layering the composite material without grinding the teeth.


The dental veneer consists of grinding the teeth (irreversible procedure) and gluing a ceramic sheet on the outer surface of the teeth.

Whichever choice you make, it comes bundled with pros and cons.


The biggest advantage of dental restorations is that you can improve your appearance quickly, even in sitting, without damaging your teeth, at a reasonable cost.


Another very important advantage is that dental restoration does not hurt and can be performed in both children and adults. The dental restoration procedure is a purely cosmetic procedure, so you will feel as relaxed as in the salon.


The downside is that for very dark, crooked or severely damaged teeth, dental restorations require more frequent maintenance and cosmetology. Sometimes the restorative material can be soaked or stained with various foods but can be cleaned at any time.


The Emax ceramic veneer, for example, has the disadvantage of grinding the teeth, but there is no risk of staining, as the service life is longer. The dental veneers are made together with the dental technique laboratory.


The costs of ceramic veneers are higher than for dental restorations made directly in the office. Sessions for dental veneers require more patience. Sometimes, after grinding your teeth, your teeth can be sensitive and you may experience some discomfort.


This way you can improve your appearance with dental veneers or dental restorations. It is up to you how much you can invest in your smile and how much you want to extend the life of your natural teeth.


With natural smiles,

Dr. Stefania Mezdrea

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