Crowns vs. Veneers
Sometimes the root structure of a tooth is healthy and strong while there is damage to the surface. In the case of damage, dental intervention is necessary to bring your smile back to its natural look. Evidence-based cosmetic dentistry literature suggests several ways to restore a tooth, but two major techniques stand out, Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers. Both Dental Crowns and Dental Veneers are defined as restoration techniques that replace the visible structure of a tooth. But they are not the same procedure. At AffableCare Dental, Dr. Noel provides the best course of treatment for your individual circumstances.
A crown can replace the entire visible surface of the tooth above the gum line when a large percentage of the tooth is severely damaged. The crown or “cap” will rebuild the tooth to its original size and shape, saving as much of the healthy tooth and root possible and preserving the spacing between the remaining teeth. The new tooth surface created is strong and durable and keeps your teeth stable.
Veneers are thin shells of plastic or of porcelain similar to the size of artificial fingernails that cover the visible portion of teeth. Dental Veneers are typically placed on the front teeth and the chewing surface. They are bonded to the visible portion of the tooth to improve the smile. The focus of the veneers is to build a smile makeover.
Dr. Noel of AffableCare Dental can explain to you how you can achieve beautiful new teeth whether dental crowns or dental veneers are used. Either way he will help you have a smile that is more youthful and attractive.