The Difference Between Dental Veneers and Dental Crowns

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There are many options to choose from when it comes to restoring your smile. With so many cosmetic ways to enhance your smile, it is understandable that it can be stressful when choosing between them all. That is why our team is here to help you learn the differences between a dental veneer and a dental crown.

Dental Veneers

Dental veneers are designed to cover the front surfaces of your teeth, covering the flaws in your smile. These flaws include discolored teeth, chipped teeth, cracked teeth, slightly misaligned teeth, and more. Dental veneers need to be replaced every 5-10 years and they require strong teeth and enamel in order to successfully improve your appearance. If you have weak enamel, week gums, or week teeth, this may not be the perfect option for you.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are artificial caps that are placed over a damaged tooth to improve its health and condition. The crown starts at the gumline and covers the entire tooth, providing a natural look and strengthening your tooth. Dental crowns are made with many different kinds of materials. However, your dentist can match your crown to your teeth so it does not stand out.

No matter which option you choose, both offer a variety of benefits that can restore your smile. If you have questions about which option is best for you, call your dentist. Your dentist can answer any questions you have about your smile. Restore your smile by calling us at 203.245.5101 and by scheduling an appointment today.