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what's the difference between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

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Dr. Kenneth Grossman
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All are crowns: A crown is a restoration that fully covers a tooth a full veneer is a crown whose outer surface is usually a porcelain material fused to an internal metal a jacket usually refers to a crown that is all porcelain.
Dr. John Thaler
Prosthodontics 41 years experience
Materials: A crown refers to a restoration that covers the exposed surfaces of the tooth that are visible to us. A full veneer crown typically has a metal understructure with porcelain covering it all around. A jacket crown is usually all porcelain. (the reference to these is mostly historic. The preparation for these is very aggressive. ).
Dr. April Ziegele
Cosmetic Dentistry 24 years experience
Not much: Full jacket is just another name for a full coverage crown. Lots of names for one thing.

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A 40-year-old member asked:

Will it be painful to get veneers?

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Hand Surgery 25 years experience
Somewhat: You will likely first receive numbing shots which should make the procedure relatively pain free. After this wears off, you will likely have some soreness which can be controlled with medication.
Dr. Stanley Siu
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medication would primarily consist of OTC meds such as ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Veneers can be range from no prep, minimal prep (.3 mm) to moderate prep (.4 - 1 mm) and heavy prep (> 1 mm). A dentist will determine which prep design is best suited for you based upon your expected desires & expectations.
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A 45-year-old member asked:

How can I whiten my teeth and not my crown ?

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Dr. David Duguid
Dentistry 29 years experience
Tooth whitening: Your porcelain crown won't change color. If your crown is whiter than your teeth, just ask your dentist about whitening options for your natural teeth. They will get lighter and the crown will stay the same. Good luck!
A 47-year-old member asked:

Can you have composite veneers on your bottom teeth?

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Dr. Jeff Kimble
Dentistry 22 years experience
Yes: Porcelain veneers will be more durable, last longer, and most of the time, look better, but composite veneers can also work. Depending on your bite, you may want to use an occlusal guard at night if you do any type of grinding or clenching during sleep.
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Will an orthodontist or oral surgeon be able to correct my malocclusion 2 even though I have 8 veneers on uppers?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
Possible: It is possible. Your question really requires a consultation with a dentist who has advanced training in occlusion and experience with complex orthodontic cases. In my office i would bring together 3 dentists to work together on a case like this. Our orthodontist and i would be the most likely team to resolve this issue.
A 40-year-old member asked:

What are the differences between crowns, full veneer crowns and jacket crowns?

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Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
Dentistry 51 years experience
Crowns: In all cases, a crown covers the entire tooth. The difference may be in the types of material used and the amount of tooth structure removed. Some crowns are porcelain bonded to metal/gold. Some crowns are all porcelain or Zirconia. For more information, talk to your dentist.

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