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.
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!