Porcelain veneers and dental crowns are the common form of restoration options when it comes to dental work. Both can be used for the same issues of the mouth, so how do you decide which option to go with? First, you will need to have a good understanding of both options to determine which restoration service will be of benefit to you.
A porcelain veneer is a thin shell of porcelain that is bonded to the tooth that needs to be repaired. The veneer will need to be placed on the affected tooth after a small amount of enamel is removed to ensure a proper fit. A dental crown is a porcelain shell as well but is created to fit over the majority of your tooth. The tooth will need to be shaped appropriately for the crown to be put in place.
When it comes to porcelain veneers, this option is commonly used when restoration of the teeth is cosmetic. This option is used when the functionality of your teeth will not be compromised. This can include such issues as discolorations, chips, enamel damage, eroded teeth or wide spacing. With a dental crown, these problems can be fixed as well but this option is more commonly used when the functionality of the tooth has been compromised.
Consider how long each option will last. Both are a change to your teeth and should be considered a commitment. Once you have had a tooth restored, you will have to continue to restore it over time. The lifespan of the dental work will be dependent on how well you care for your teeth. At LB Dental, we can assist you with crown or veneer work and then help you to keep your teeth in perfect condition. This will help the crown or veneer to last for an extended period of time. It is recommended that you are careful with the teeth, including cutting back on stain-inducing foods and drink, plus eating carefully and not using teeth to open packages, etc.
The choice of veneer or crown is completely up to you. At LB Dental, we can assist you with the decision by showing the varying options and what will be of benefit to you. We work with every client to ensure that you understand your choices and how each can be of benefit to your smile. No matter what type of work you need completed, we can help. Our dentists will go over your treatment needs and help to determine which restorative treatment will work best for the issue at hand.
Both services require time to be completed. Depending on the type of work needed, you may need to see us on several occasions. We will ensure your comfort during treatment and inform you every step of the way as to what will be taking place so you will completely understand the services we are providing and will be ready to enjoy a beautiful new smile.
Let us help you with all your dental treatment needs. From crowns and veneers to cleaning and braces, we offer all services for your dental health. Contact our office today to learn more about each service or to set up an appointment. We are happy to serve you and look forward to hearing from you.