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Understanding the Differences Between Veneers and Crowns
Posted on 10/25/2021 by Langtree Dental Associates
You're probably wondering why there is a difference between veneers and crowns. We are here to break it down for you to inform you about your dental health better! A veneer is placed over the front surface, while a crown goes around the entire tooth. Veneers usually consist of porcelain or composite resin, which can easily match the color of your natural teeth. On the other hand, Crowns are more sturdy and often made with metal alloys like gold or silver (although they can also be made out of porcelain). These types of restorations are typically only used when teeth have been damaged by decay or trauma. Understanding this information will help you choose what would work best for you or your loved one.
What Are The Benefits Of Crowns And Veneers?
Crowns are more than just a protective covering for your tooth. They also help restore the look of teeth that have been damaged by decay, cracks, breakage, or chipping. Crowns can be made from several materials, including metal alloys (like gold), porcelain, and resin-based material (to mimic the natural color of the teeth).
On the other hand, Veneers are used to improve the appearance of teeth by covering up unsightly stains or flaws like chips, cracks, and spacing issues. They are made from either porcelain (to mimic natural tooth enamel) or resin-based materials (to match the color of your surrounding teeth).
How Do I Know Which One To Get For My Teeth?
In the end, both crowns and veneers can be a wonderful choice for your dental health. The best option will depend on many factors, including how severe the damage is to your teeth, whether or not you have any underlying medical conditions that may complicate surgery in some instances (such as diabetes) if it's an older person who has no real need of extensive cosmetic work but would like something done about their smile. In most cases, with these types of options, the patient's history will help guide which treatment plan they should go forward with. Patients must do their research before committing themselves to dental procedures such as this one. Hence, they know what to expect from each procedure and get more information on all possible outcomes.
That's all for now, folks. We hope you found this blog post helpful and informative! If you have any questions or comments, please feel free to come to our practice, and we'll be happy to answer them for you in person. Thank you so much for reading!