Veneers vs. Crowns

Jan 1, 2018 | General Dentistry

If you’re looking for a more attractive smile, there’s a wide variety of options available to you. Some of the most popular are crowns and veneers. Each of these offer you a better smile, but are made to solve different issues.

What Is A Veneer

A veneer is a thin composite or porcelain shell that’s place over existing teeth. They can give you a uniform smile, fill gaps, and are quite strong. They’re perfect for people with teeth that are misshapen or chipped. They can not only improve the look of your mouth, but also its alignment.

Veneers are placed by shaving down the tooth that the shell will go over. Once the tooth is prepped, the shell is cemented over the tooth so that it’s permanently attached. Veneers last for up to 10 years.

The typical process of getting a veneer usually involves two visits. The first will involve preparing your teeth, while the second will involve placing the veneers.

Who Should Get Vaneers

Veneers are a great option for people who are in need of restorations in a part of the mouth that can be seen when they smile. Additionally, they can be used to restore one or several teeth that are cracked, maligned, or broken.

What Is A Crown

A crown is typically made of porcelain or an alloy, They’re used to strengthen tooth structures that have been broken or decayed. They’re typically used at the back of the mouth because of the amount of force those teeth take from chewing.

Who Should Get A Porcelain Crown?

A porcelain crown is perfect for someone who has weak or broken teeth. Porcelain is used for teeth that are toward the front of the mouth, while porcelain fused to metal is a common choice for back teeth that need a stronger material.

Porcelain crowns can be made to look just like your surrounding teeth. The process of getting a porcelain crown is simple. You come into the office for a consultation with Dr. Bullard. We’ll take a look at your mouth and if we determine you’re a candidate for a crown, we’ll take impressions and have the crown made. You’ll come in for a second visit once the crown is made so that it can be applied.

If you’re interested in restoring your smile to its glory, give us a call. We’d be happy to schedule a consultation with you and discuss which would be the best option for your needs. From crowns to veneers, we’re proud to offer a variety of options to give you the gorgeous smile you’ve always dreamed of.

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