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Dec
31

Porcelain Crowns vs. Veneers

Posted in Veneers

You’ve put your smile off long enough. It’s time to have healthy teeth that you can be proud of! Most likely, you’ve heard about a lot of different restorative and cosmetic options, but you aren’t quite sure which ones are right for your individual needs. When it comes to the health of your teeth, their appearance, and even your budget, there are several things to keep in mind. One of those is what are you trying to achieve with your dental care? Dental crowns and veneers offer many different benefits to your overall oral health. Here are a few things that set them apart from one another:

Full Coverage Crowns

Dental crowns are full-coverage restorations that protect your teeth and prevent them from wearing away from everyday use. They’re typically used on teeth that have had large cavities, fractures, or have been treated with a root canal. A full coverage crown is ideal when the natural tooth is compromised and at risk of breaking apart from normal wear. Your tooth is prepped, any damaged portions are removed, and the crown is permanently bonded over it so that it covers all surfaces above the gumlines. They can be made of porcelain, porcelain fused to metal, or precious metal. 

Dental Veneer Aesthetics

If there is nothing wrong with your tooth other than its appearance, then porcelain veneers are a simple way to correct aesthetic concerns. The material used for veneers is similar to the porcelain used in crowns, except it covers only the front of the tooth. This minimizes the amount of tooth-prep needed and shortens the treatment process. Veneers are usually performed several at a time, for a dramatic impact when it comes to the look of your smile.

Still not sure which option is best for you? Talk to your dentist and schedule a quick assessment of your smile’s health.

Posted on behalf of:
Gold Hill Dentistry
2848 Pleasant Road #104
Fort Mill, York County, South Carolina 29708
(803) 566-8055

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