A smile is someone’s best feature. But what to do when your teeth are stained or its shape is uneven? Nowadays, crowns and veneers are the most popular treatment used to enhance your smile. Which one do you need? Each person’s characteristics and needs are different, and that will define which of the two treatments suits you best. Find out if you’re a candidate for crowns or veneers.
Veneers: Advantages and Characteristics
Veneers are ultra-thin shells of ceramic, porcelain or a composite resin material, which are bonded to the front of teeth. This procedure is a painless method to improve the appearance of the front teeth. It requires little or no anesthesia, and these are used to mask discolorations, to brighten teeth and to improve a smile.
The best candidates for veneers are people whose original tooth has developed poor color, shape, or contour. It is also a good choice for fractured teeth, gaps between teeth, and in some situations where the tooth position is compromised. Also, for some people their stained teeth do not respond well to whitening treatments, and porcelain veneers can be their best option.
There are a variety of advantages that veneers offer: its appearance is natural looking, gum tissue tolerates porcelain well, they are stain resistant, and the best is that the color of a porcelain veneer can be selected making the dark teeth appear white.
By now, you might be convinced that veneers are for you. But, what about dental crowns?
Crowns: Advantages and Characteristics
A crown’s main purpose is to cover a damaged tooth, and at the same time it also strengthens it, improving its overall appearance and alignment in the mouth. One of the main purposes of a crown is to make the tooth stronger while improving the way it looks.
A dental crown is a fixed prosthetic object that is cemented onto a tooth, and they’re made by taking an impression of the tooth or teeth they'll be covering.
There are several reasons why people may need crowns:
• A particularly weak tooth that needs to be held together to avoid fracture
• To cover a dental implant
• An extremely discolored tooth
• Presence of significant active caries
• To replace a large filling when there isn't enough tooth remaining
• To attach a bridge
There are different types of crowns: ceramic, porcelain-fused to metal, zirconium, E-max, and more. All of them offer the same advantages: no dark line, cosmetic beauty, and are made with non-allergic materials.
To know whether you need crowns or veneers, we highly recommend you to schedule an appointment with your dentist, whom will make an evaluation first to decide the kind of treatment is better for you according to your needs.
Where To Go?
Dental treatments are expensive, and sometimes they exceed our budget, but that does not mean that you’ve ran out of options.
In the last years, medical tourism has become a growing trend. Traveling out of your country to undergo a dental treatment may seem like a lot, but it’s actually something people decide to keep doing after their first experience.
Mexico is quickly expanding its dental tourism industry. Among the advantages this country offers, there're high-quality dental treatments at very affordable prices and state of the art technology. Also, its proximity to the U.S. is one of the reasons why foreigners find dental tourism as a great option.
Thousands of Americans and Canadians patients seeking low-cost dental treatments cross the Mexican border every day looking to have their smile back without compromising their wallets, and each one of the destinations Mexico offers are synonyms of excellence in dental work.
Los Algodones, Mexico
For many reasons, Los Algodones, Mexico is an excellent option to anyone who is wanting to experience dental tourism. This town it’s devoted to its visitors, and is located at a short distance from Yuma, AZ. During your stay, you’ll find everything you’re looking for, from high-quality dental treatments to convenience stores, restaurants, and many activities.
Also, this year MediPlaza Los Algodones arrived to town offering a wide variety of medical services focused on satisfying the needs of each of its visitors. Located in the heart of town, MediPlaza Los Algodones has more to offer than you could imagine.
Cielito Lindo, the newest hotel in town is now open, and it’s located on the second floor of MediPlaza Los Algodones. At the end of the year, more business will open their doors, offering all kinds of services from stem cell and hyperbaric therapy to pharmacy shop, mini mart, and jewelry and clothing store. All of this in only one place: MediPlaza Los Algodones.
Next to MediPlaza, you’ll find Sani Dental Group, the largest clinic in town, and with more than 35 years of experience, it’s certified by the American Dental Association, which means that our clinics meet the top quality standards.
We invite you to read our patients’ reviews, discover promotions, and compare the information yourself. Don’t hesitate in giving us a call and one of our patient coordinators will gladly provide you all the information you need about treatments and additional services.