When Are Porcelain Crowns a Better Choice Than Veneers?

Juno Beach Cosmetic Dentist - Crowns or Veneers?
Advances in dental technology, materials, and tools have revolutionized dentistry, making it possible for dentists to create natural looking dental restorations and enhance the natural beauty of your smile. Cosmetic dentist Dr. Patrick Smith offers many cosmetic and restorative procedures that can beautify the smiles of his Juno Beach, North Palm Beach, Palm Beach Gardens, Jupiter and Tequesta FL patients. If you want to restore and enhance the look of your smile, you have two great options – Porcelain Crowns and Porcelain Veneers. But in order to get the most from your new look, it’s important to understand the differences between these two popular options.

Porcelain veneers are the ideal restorations for some patients. Crowns are also very successful for restorations. Concerning which is best for specific patients involves the careful consideration of several clinical features. The latest materials and techniques offered today for either type of restoration are the best in modern dental history. With the right dentist providing the proper treatment, either restorative procedure will provide many years of satisfaction for patients. Dr. Patrick Smith is a skilled cosmetic dentist who provides these services for his patients in the Northern Palm Beach County areas.

While porcelain crowns and veneers can both be used to correct many of the same tooth imperfections, they are very different procedures. For example, both veneers and porcelain crowns can conceal cracks and chips, eliminate stains, or reshape gnarly or short teeth. To be clear, there are different advantages for each approach. Making the right decision is important not only for the beauty of your smile, but also for your oral health.

Porcelain veneers are more frequently used to repair cosmetic concerns and can be the best choice for enhancing the appearance of the smile. However, veneers do not provide as much structural support as crowns because they only cover the front surface of the teeth. Also, please note that when not properly cared for, porcelain veneers can be more easily damaged.

Porcelain crowns, on the other hand, are designed to reinforce the natural tooth structure of damaged or decayed teeth. Additionally, they prevent the need for extractions. By surrounding the entire tooth, crowns can offer outstanding support and protection for teeth that have compromised structures. If the function of your tooth has been affected by damage of any nature, a porcelain crown is often the superior choice.

Dr. Smith Invites You to Contact Our Office

If you would like more helpful information about dental crowns, veneers, and other cosmetic dental procedures, Dr. Smith invites you to contact us to schedule a cosmetic dental consultation. Let us help you achieve a smile that is both healthy and beautiful. Call (561) 694-9000. today!



Interesting Dental Facts

  • Americans buy more than 14 million gallons of toothpaste every year.
  • People who smoke are 2-7 times more likely to develop periodontal disease than non-smokers.
  • The average human being produces 100,000 gallons of saliva during their lifetime.
  • Replacing a toothbrush after illnesses helps prevent the potential for re-infection.
  • Sports-related injuries account for approximately 5 million missing teeth per year.
  • In the 1800s, blacksmiths and barbers also served as dentists.
  • 61% of adults are attracted to somebody by their smile alone.
  • People with periodontal disease are 2X more likely to develop heart disease.