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Veneers vs. Crowns

image of porcelain dental crown AdobeStock 272793541Veneers and crowns are two popular dental restorations that help make your teeth look more attractive. They help hide common imperfections of your teeth, such as discolored, chipped, or cracked teeth. If you find that your teeth have lost that white glow and shine, visit us at [[[CLIENTX:PracticeName]]]. We will help conceal those weaknesses in your teeth and help you achieve a more natural, confident smile.


Veneers are engineered with thin shells. These shells are made from materials such as porcelain or composite resin. We bond the shells on the front surfaces of the discolored or fractured tooth. The primary purpose of using veneers is to improve the aesthetics of your teeth. They can enhance the size, color, and alignment of your teeth.
When placing the veneers, we must remove some parts of your enamel. Polishing the enamel helps to create enough room for placing a veneer. It is important to note that the veneers will only cover the front surfaces of your teeth, leaving a large part of your natural teeth uncovered.


Crowns are caps made to mimic the shape of your natural tooth. We use them to encase the visible part of our teeth. Often, we use crowns to strengthen and protect weak or damaged teeth. These solutions can help address fractures, tooth decay, or large fillings.

During the preparation of crown installation, we remove a substantial amount of your tooth structure. We then reshape your enamel to ensure we have enough room for the crown. These tooth restoration tools cover the front and back of your teeth and will offer better support to your teeth.

Veneers Vs. Crowns: Which One Should You Choose?

The choice between veneers and crowns depends on many factors, such as your dental condition and preference. However, we recommend veneers for minor dental concerns such as discoloration, slight misalignment, and small chips. Veneers are ideal for improving the aesthetics of your teeth, and they help ensure you maintain a large portion of your teeth.

On the other hand, crowns should be used for significantly decayed, weakened, or damaged teeth that need more restoration and support. If you have previously undergone root canal treatment, a crown can offer your treated tooth the required strength and protection. Dental crowns are also ideal for reinforcing and concealing large fillings. Lastly, you can choose crowns if you have any bite issues and want to improve the alignment of your teeth while addressing any cosmetic concerns.

Ultimately, you can discuss your dental concerns with us; we will evaluate your condition and recommend the ideal option. We check the extent of the damage, long-term needs, oral health, and budget to help you make a good decision. We customize a treatment plan that best addresses your needs and concerns. Visit us at [[[CLIENTX:PracticeName]]], and we will help you achieve the best functional and aesthetic results for your teeth. You can also book an appointment and contact us at (424) 383-5005.
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