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Crowns vs Veneers

Crowns or veneers, which will improve your smile and make life more comfortable for you?

Dentistry has come a long way in improving smiles. In America, nearly 50% of people are unhappy with their smiles and wish that they were straighter and brighter. Fortunately for them, they can, with the help of crowns or veneers! Both Crowns and Veneers are add-on components to existing teeth, that make your smile look and feel better.

Whether you have crooked, discolored, or chipped teeth, crowns and veneers can help make your smile look brand new.

So what’s the difference between crowns and veneers?

  • Crowns: A crown is a porcelain tooth mold designed to encase damaged or discolored teeth by covering the tooth entirely. Crowns are the same color and shape as natural teeth, so they blend in with your natural smile so no one can even notice!If your tooth or teeth have been chipped from any sort of accident, a crown can help return your teeth to their normal structure. Crowns can also help with bite problems and protect a tooth that has just gone through a root canal.
  • Veneers: A veneer is a thin layer of porcelain that can be applied to the front of the tooth, to improve its shape or color. Veneers are often chosen by patients who need cosmetic restorations on a tooth or teeth. They are a great option for repairing minor cracks, chips, stains, and misalignments. Veneers do not change the function of your teeth, they also improve your smile’s appearance.

If you have minor problems with your teeth, veneers may work best for your smile. If you have more significant tooth damage crowns can strengthen and preserve the tooth, improve bite comfort and make your smile look incredible too. If you have a smile that you are not happy with, porcelain crowns or veneers may be able to give you your dream smile. REQUEST A CONSULTATION at Desert Ridge Dental today to see which would work best for you.