Veneers vs Dental Crowns
If you are considering enhancing the appearance of your teeth and a complete smile makeover, you can opt for dental crowns or veneers. Both options play great roles in restoring the size, color, and shape of your teeth. Our dental experts at Beautiful Smiles can help you decide which dental procedure will effectively correct your dental issue.
Crowns vs. Veneers
Dental crowns change the appearance of your entire tooth. These caps cover the whole tooth structure and correct any deformities such as decay, cracks, or misalignment of teeth. Crowns can also be useful in holding a dental bridge in position. Crowns are made of resin, porcelain, ceramic, or metal. They offer a natural look. Our dentists will discuss the benefits of ceramic crowns.
Dental veneers are shell-like layers that our dentists will bond to the front of your teeth. They match the color of your teeth and can be made of porcelain. These dental options help to correct deformities such as stained, chipped, irregularly shaped, or unevenly spaced teeth.
Placement of Dental Crowns and Veneers
The placing of dental crowns needs to be done by our dental experts. We start by checking the health of your teeth and deciding whether the crowns can resolve the problem. Our dentists then prepare your teeth through reshaping. We want to ensure the crowns we place are a great fit for your teeth. Thus, we make impressions of your teeth and send them to the laboratory for design. We place temporary crowns before the permanent ones are ready. The final step involves cleaning and etching your teeth to offer a great surface for cementing your crown.
The placement of veneers starts with an examination and x-rays. We then make molds of your teeth. Next, your teeth are reshaped, and a temporary layer is first applied. When the custom veneers are ready, we bond them permanently on your teeth.
Advantages of Crowns and Veneers
Crowns offer protection to your teeth as they cover the entire structure. They will help enhance the look of your natural teeth and ensure a confident smile. Crowns are also designed to look like natural teeth, and it is not easy to distinguish them. Same day crowns can be made in a single day. Veneers are mainly used to improve the appearance of your teeth. They don't require the removal of a large amount of enamel. Veneers are mostly used for aesthetic purposes for people looking to hide imperfections in their teeth. They will ensure your teeth are streamlined, shiny, and have a beautiful appearance. They are easy and safe to place, making them the ideal choice.
Visit our dental clinic, Beautiful Smiles and discuss with our experts what options are favorable for you. Through our dental experience and knowledge, we will review the health of your teeth and come up with a custom solution. You can also reach us at (530) 206-9211 and book an appointment.