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Dental Veneers or Crowns: Which One Should You Pick?

Have you noticed your front teeth looking worn down, discolored or chipped as of late? Whichever the case, there are dental solutions that can help you get back that perfect smile! If you’ve heard about cosmetic crowns and porcelain veneers but still aren’t sure which one is for you- let this be a basic, informative guide!

Each of these two porcelain restorations have their own use so why exactly would one be better than the other? Read on for more:

Type of Coverage

A dental crown offers full coverage of the surface of your teeth beginning above the gums, which means it will also enfold the sides and top. Dental veneers, on the other hand, will only cover one surface and that too only slightly overlaps around the edges. Essentially, they do not offer protection to the other areas as they’re attached to just the front of your tooth.

What’s the difference?

So, this difference in coverage matters in particular instances. For example, a tooth that is compromised and strained when force is applied to it, is likely to need more protection around the entire structure. This would mean a crown is more suitable. Crowns are usually used when dealing large cavities, old fillings, cracks or a root canal.

Veneers, on the other hand, are more suited for aesthetic purposes when there’s nothing structurally wrong with the tooth being treated. As a thin porcelain mask attached over the front of the tooth, to others it will look like a new, white tooth!

Why are they similar?

Both these treatments are used for restoration purposes and as such they are made out of the same, top-notch porcelain. When deciding treatment, we use carefully chosen colors and shades that will fit well with your smile and enhance it. Sometimes the two treatments are even used simultaneously to give patients a perfect smile makeover!

Visit Purity Dental today to find out which treatment you’re most suited for!