Published: 11/04/2019
The Breakdown: Crowns or Veneers


Damaged teeth are an issue that most people do not realize is as big is it really is. When your teeth are damaged, cracked, decayed in any way, you are more susceptible to infections, speech impairments, and eating troubles. There are many options that dentists provide that allow for better oral hygiene and optimal cosmetics. A couple of the options available are veneers and crowns.


Veneers are a jacket for a tooth. They can be placed on one tooth or many, and can completely change the aesthetics of a smile. Veneers are typically made of porcelain, and cover the natural tooth. Before a veneer is placed, the doctor will shave down the natural tooth, for a flusher look. From there, the veneer is adhered, creating a flawless smile. Porcelain veneers are a perfect option for those who have minor flaws, like discoloration, chips, or ridges.


Dental crowns are placed on top of the tooth, acting like a full cover. Crowns are also referred to as caps, and are usually placed for severe cracks. Crowns are a great option for patients who have large cracks that could allow for a cavity to form. The crown will completely cover the natural tooth, creating a tooth looking structure that completely covers the natural tooth from decaying further. On average, crowns can last for about a decade, depending on how well you take care of your teeth.

Crowns and veneers can be placed for many reasons. Whether your teeth are no longer functioning properly or you are looking for a cosmetic procedure, these two options are available. If you’re looking for the perfect solution for you, contact your dentist. During this call, you should schedule a consultation appointment for your dentist to assess your teeth. From here, they will help you with their knowledge pick the perfect treatment plan for your unique needs. It is important to remember that there are many cosmetic options that end with the same result. This is where a dental professional’s help would be the best to seek out.

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