Porcelain Crowns vs. Veneers: Which is Right for You?

oral cancer If you’re interested in restoring teeth that are stained, chipped, or damaged, you’ll be pleased to know there are a couple of options. Aesthetic Dentistry offers porcelain veneers and crowns in Georgetown, TX, for patients looking to correct and enhance their smile. Both options can provide beautiful results, but deciding on the right one for you may depend on where the tooth is located, what you’re trying to correct, and how healthy the tooth is.

Learn more about the differences between porcelain crowns and veneers to determine which option is right for you.

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are thin pieces of porcelain customized to your teeth. When you select porcelain veneers, your dentist will shape it to your tooth and pick the shade that best suits your smile so it fits naturally and seamlessly. After that, they are bonded to the front of the tooth using a strong adhesive.

Veneers effectively address gaps between the teeth, uneven or irregularly shaped teeth, small cracks and chips, and discoloration. Since they only cover the front of the tooth, they are most beneficial when used on the front teeth.

How Do Porcelain Crowns Differ?

Porcelain crowns are similar to a cap that covers the entirety of your tooth. Like veneers, we can ensure that the crown securely fits your tooth and is comfortable for your bite. We also match the shade of your teeth.

Crowns are typically used for teeth located in the back of your mouth since that’s where most of your chewing occurs, and crowns are strong enough to withstand this force. They also cover teeth that have become extremely damaged due to an injury or extensive decay. In each case, a crown can restore function and reinforce the tooth.

Schedule a Consultation

Since they are both made of porcelain, crowns, and veneers are both beautiful, natural options that enhance the appearance of your smile. The key factor to determine which option is best for you is where it will be placed and what you’re correcting. Thankfully, the experienced team at Aesthetic Dentistry can discuss your options and goals and provide you with an expert recommendation. You can schedule a consultation by calling 512-819-9100 or filling out a form online. We proudly serve the Georgetown, TX community and surrounding areas.

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