Dental Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

female dental patient gets examined for a dental crown

Cosmetic dentistry is a great way to completely make over your smile! Lucky for you, there are a wide array of cosmetic dentistry treatments to help you achieve your dream smile. Two of the most common cosmetic dentistry treatments are dental veneers and dental crowns. Here’s what you need to know about these two treatments and what sets them apart!

Porcelain Veneers

Veneers are tooth-shaped shells of porcelain that are fabricated to look just like the front side of natural teeth. Veneers are designed to completely transform the look of teeth. Veneers are permanently bonded to the front side of teeth so patients can enjoy their new smile forever!

Common Uses of Veneers

Veneers are a popular cosmetic treatment because they can be used to correct a variety of aesthetic tooth issues. They can:

  • Close small gaps between teeth
  • Cover severely yellowed teeth
  • Create a more uniform smile appearance
  • Fix cracked or chipped teeth
  • Lengthen short teeth
  • Widen teeth

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are ceramic caps that are bonded over an existing tooth. They are custom-made to look just like your other teeth, so they blend in seamlessly with your smile. Similar to veneers, crowns can transform the look of teeth to restore your smile’s appearance.

Common Uses for Crowns

Crowns have both cosmetic and restorative uses for patients’ smiles. They can be used to:

  • Cover a worn-down tooth
  • Lighten a severely discolored tooth
  • Protect a weak or damaged tooth
  • Replace a missing tooth with dental implants
  • Support a broken or cracked tooth

Schedule Your Consultation at Michael Giovannini, DDS, Inc.

Wondering which treatment is right for you? The best thing to do is to schedule an in-person consultation to determine with your dentist which treatment option is the best for you! At Michael Giovannini, DDS, Inc. we offer one-on-one consultations to go over your smile goals, oral health history, and budget to help you find the right treatment path for your smile. Please contact our Palmdale, CA office to schedule your consultation!

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