If you want to restore and enhance the look of your smile you have two great options – dental crowns or veneers. But in order to get the most from your new look it’s important to understand the differences between these two options.
What are Dental Crowns?A dental crown is covering often made of porcelain that is designed to hide damaged and unsightly teeth while making each tooth stronger. The crowns are the same color and shape as your natural teeth, so once the procedure is complete the work is invisible.
Why Get a Dental Crown?It’s common for a smile to change over time. Things like teeth grinding, tooth decay, cracked fillings, root canals, and simple age can all change the way your teeth look. Dental crowns are designed to repair this damage when a normal filling is inadequate. Three different types of dental crowns are available:
Why Get a Veneer?Veneers are designed to correct some of the most common problems that compromise the look of your smile – discoloration, chipped or broken teeth, gaps, and misalignments. There are two types of veneers available:
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