Tetracycline stains and short roots. Porcelain Veneers or Dental Crowns?

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i just turned 70 and about to embark on cosmetic dental work. My dear dentist told me my roots were short from braces and, after being on tetracycline, bleaching will not work. So, my question is what is the best option. Veneers or crowns? She is suggesting crowns. At my age I just want to get this work done once. Many many thanks for any input.

Answer:

Congrats, for taking care of yourself and wanting to have a great smile ! love It!
As a cosmetic dentist, If I need to choose: porcelain veneers vs dental crowns, I would prefer porcelain veneers! for more information to choose veneers vs crowns, click here: https://www.celebritydentist.com/veneers-vs-crowns-vs-dental-tooth-bonding/
It all depends on how dark are your intrinsic stains, for the tetracycline stained teeth, and your bite ! Your short root is a compromise no matter if you choose porcelain veneers or porcelain crowns, so that is what the cosmetic dentist needs to work with anyway! we can not increase the root length!If the stains are deep intrinsic, you might be needing a little more aggressive preparation of your teeth, if you choose dental veneers, but any time of the day this is better than 360 degrees removal of your tooth structure.
If the back of your teeth are healthy do not do porcelain crowns!

Make sure your dentist or cosmetic dentist have a great master ceramist to be able to block out the color underneath and at the same time give you a color that you desire.
Porcelain veneers can easily take off some years from your face, and you will have a great smile.for more information on veneers click here:https://www.celebritydentist.com/porcelain-veneers/

Dr Anthony Mobasser Reconstructive & Cosmetic Dentistry
9201 W. Sunset Blvd suite 618,Los Angeles Ca 90069