Springfield, MO Cosmetic Dentist on the Benefits of Same-Day Porcelain Veneers and Crowns
Dr. Grant Olson of Innovative Dental—a Springfield, MO-based dental practice—outlines the differences between CEREC® same-day porcelain veneers and dental crowns.
Springfield, MO — Dr. Grant Olson—a cosmetic dentist in Springfield, MO and the head of Innovative Dental—is a firm believer in the transformative power of high-quality dental care. According to Dr. Olson, two of the most effective solutions for treating a range of common dental concerns are porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Both options have been around for many years, and they have helped countless patients around the world achieve improved dental function while enhancing the appearance of their smiles. Furthermore, with the aid of CEREC® 3D technology, Dr. Olson and his team are often able to provide patients with functional and cosmetic smile improvements in one dental visit. However, while both veneers and crowns can help address a broad spectrum of dental conditions, each treatment also offers distinctive advantages that may make one more ideal than the other, depending on the needs of the patient.
Porcelain veneers are composed of thin sheets of dental ceramic that are securely bonded to the fronts and sides of the teeth. Dr. Olson explains that these restorations are often an ideal treatment for teeth that have been impacted by chips, gaps, deep stains, and wear. He also notes that veneers can be used as a form of “instant orthodontics” in some cases, as they are capable of concealing minor instances of tooth crookedness and misalignment. Dr. Olson custom-designs each veneer for his patients, selecting the shade, shape, length, and opacity in order to produce the most aesthetically pleasing and natural-looking results. Using advanced tooth preparation techniques and CEREC® 3D imaging and milling technology, the team at Innovative Dental is often able to design, fabricate, and place veneers in a single office visit for same-day smile transformations.
Whereas porcelain veneers are typically oriented more towards addressing cosmetic issues, Dr. Olson notes that porcelain dental crowns are more often recommended for patients with dental concerns relating to oral health and function. He explains that porcelain crowns function more like tooth “caps,” fitting securely over the entire tooth structure rather than just the visible portion. This, he states, allows them to provide structural support and reinforcement to teeth that have been compromised by decay, wear, and other forms of damage. Dental crowns are also often used to protect teeth that have undergone root canal therapy. Dr. Olson and his team customize each crown with optimal fit and aesthetics in mind, allowing for both functional and cosmetic rejuvenation. Like veneers, crowns can be milled using CEREC® technology, allowing the Innovative Dental team to craft and place them during a single visit.
Ultimately, Dr. Olson believes that porcelain veneers and dental crowns can both provide patients with an effective and aesthetically-pleasing solution to a variety of common dental problems. Furthermore, he states that advances in dental technology have made it so that receiving treatment can be even more efficient than ever. Dr. Olson is one of just 300 CEREC® Mentors in the world—having completed extensive additional training and continuing education courses—and he takes pride in being able to offer his patients beautiful same-day smile makeovers. For individuals considering crown or veneer treatment, Dr. Olson suggests scheduling a consultation with a qualified dentist who can help determine which treatment may be best for their unique goals.
About Grant Olson, DDS
Dr. Grant Olson is a cosmetic dentist and the head of Innovative Dental in Springfield, MO. In addition to CEREC® same-day crowns and porcelain veneers, Dr. Olson and his team—Drs. Taylor Jordan and Megan Westrich—also offer a comprehensive suite of cosmetic, restorative, general, and family dentistry services. He is passionate about providing the best possible experience for his patients, and he has invested in a range of cutting-edge dental technologies that allow him to provide the most efficient and effective dental treatments available, including dental implants and accelerated Invisalign®. Dr. Olson is available for interview upon request.
To learn more about Dr. Olson and Innovative Dental, please visit idspringfield.com, facebook.com/idspringfield, and @idspringfield on Instagram.
6401 S. Innovation Ave.
Springfield, MO 65804