Veneers vs. Crowns: What’s the Best Option for Me?
Nearly everyone has dental imperfections—from chipped teeth to stained ones, it is rare to find a smile that’s absolutely perfect. While dental imperfections are common, however, some are more severe than others. If you have cracked, stained, chipped, or otherwise damaged teeth, cosmetic dentistry can help. Two options for improving the look of your smile are crowns and veneers. Here’s an overview of what you should know about each—
What Are Dental Veneers?
Dental veneers are tooth-colored shells that are applied to the surface of the teeth. The shell is designed to match your natural teeth and looks and feels just like the real thing. Dental veneers are used to primarily make aesthetic improvements to teeth. For example, veneers may be used to improve tooth discoloration, misshapen teeth, and chipped teeth.
What Are Dental Crowns?
Unlike dental veneers which are only applied to the front surface of a tooth, dental crowns are caps that are fitted over the entire tooth, not just the front surface. These caps not only improve the aesthetics of the tooth, but can also offer additional protection for the tooth and help to prevent further decay. Dental crowns may be best if you need to correct a tooth that is badly damaged, hold a dental bridge in place, protect a weak tooth from further decay, or restore a tooth that is cracked.
Should I Get Dental Veneers or Dental Crowns?
Whether or not you should get dental veneers, dental crowns, or a combination of both depends on the specific dental issues you are trying to remedy, as well as your personal preferences and budget. Both dental crowns and veneers can be effective options for damaged or imperfect teeth. You should talk with your personal dentist about which option is best for you and why, as well as what other options may exist.
Schedule an Appointment with Distinctive Dental Solutions Today
A healthy, bright smile can leave you feeling more confident. If you have dental imperfections, such as chipped teeth, cracked teeth, stained teeth, or misshapen teeth and you are ready to improve your smile, dental veneers or dental crowns may be the solution. To learn more about your options for improving your smile and how the team at Distinctive Dental Solutions can help, please reach out to us directly by phone or online to schedule your first appointment. Our dentists will gladly perform an examination and make a recommendation about the next steps. Reach us today to get started.