Is it possible to place porcelain veneers on back teeth?
I am trying to find out if it is possible to have porcelain veneers place on back teeth? I mainly want to know because my back teeth are not doing well. I know that they aren’t too noticeable but I hate the way they look when I smile. So do you think porcelain veneers are an option for me?
– Paul in Nevada
For back teeth or molars, porcelain crowns are probably the better treatment option. Porcelain veneers are typically placed over front teeth to improve the appearance. This is largely due to the fact that molars and back teeth undergo much more force than front teeth in daily chewing or biting. So a porcelain veneer placed on a back tooth would have a much higher chance of breaking or cracking than a porcelain crown.
Also, another different between these two cosmetic dentistry treatments is that a porcelain crown covers the entire tooth. It makes it strong and protects it. Whereas a porcelain veneer is only place on the front surface of a tooth.
If you visit an expert cosmetic dentist you will be pleased with the final product. It will look much nicer than your normal tooth if you visit a dentist that has experience in cosmetic treatments.
Hopefully that answered your question for you.
This post is sponsored by Phoenix dentist Arthur Chal Reconstructive and Esthetic Dentistry.