Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are both common cosmetic dentistry restorations used to improve the appearance of your smile. However, they both achieve different purposes. It is important to understand the difference between the two to ensure you choose the right restoration to address your oral health needs and aesthetic goals.
Porcelain veneers are thin shells of dental porcelain that get bonded to the front surface of your teeth to improve the appearance of a variety of aesthetic flaws such as:
- Chipped teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Stained teeth
- Overly worn teeth
- Irregularly shaped teeth
Dental crowns are caps that are placed on your tooth to improve its appearance or protect it from damage and decay. Dr. Sands commonly recommends dental crowns to:
- Protect a weak or decayed tooth from breaking
- To restore a broken or severely worn tooth
- To cover a large filling with minimal remaining natural tooth structure
- To hold a dental bridge in place
- To create a prosthetic tooth for a dental implant
- To cover a misshapen or severely discolored tooth
At your initial consultation, Dr. Sands will recommend the ideal restoration to address your oral health needs and cosmetic goals.
Please contact Dr. Kevin Sands today to schedule your initial consultation. Dr. Sands serves patients in Los Angeles and Beverly Hills, California.