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

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

Answer:

Congrats on taking care of yourself and wanting to have a great smile! Love It!
As a cosmetic dentist, I would prefer porcelain veneers vs. dental crowns if I need to choose porcelain veneers! For more information about choosing 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 deeply intrinsic, you might need 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 is healthy, do not do porcelain crowns! Make sure your dentist or cosmetic dentist has a great master ceramist to block out the color underneath and, at the same time, give you the color 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/.
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