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Are Porcelain Veneers or Crowns the Dental Restoration for You?

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Many people choose dental restorations to enhance the appearance and strength of their smile. The two most common types are porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Discover which will suit your smile.

What’s the Difference between Dental Veneers and Crowns?

You’ve surely heard about veneers and crowns, but do you really know the difference? First of all, both veneers and crowns are types of dental restorations that repair and restore teeth damaged by decay or defects. Dental veneers are commonly called porcelain veneers because they are thin porcelain shells, which are secured to only the front of a tooth. By contrast, crowns are also a type of porcelain shell, but they fit over the whole tooth and cover it completely. Because they fit over most of your tooth, crowns are a perfect fix for a number of functionality issues as well as cosmetic ones.

Determining which Problems Demand Dental Crowns and which Ones Call for Porcelain Veneers

The right restoration for you truly depends on your dental concerns. Porcelain veneers are ideal for repairing cosmetic issues to improve the appearance of teeth, such as staining, small chips, enamel damage, tiny cracks, minor misalignment, and unattractive teeth. Be aware that they only cover the front surface of a tooth, so they won’t address functional issues. But since crowns fit over most of your tooth, they can fix all of those cosmetic concerns, along with a number of functionality issues to improve how your teeth work and how they look. Dental crowns are also recommended to strengthen and support teeth affected by bite problems and after some major dental treatments. Your dentist can help you determine which is best for your needs.

The Last Word on the Lifespan of these Restorations

Both porcelain veneers and dental crowns are a lifetime commitment, so you need to give serious thought to this permanent dental decision. It’s important to remember that both types of restorations are made out of stain-resistant delicate porcelain, which can become discolored or damaged over time without proper dental care. Follow these simple steps to keep your restorations at their best:

  • Limit your intake of dark-colored foods and beverages like coffee and tea, which can stain the porcelain of your restoration.
  • Avoid eating very hard foods or chewing on items like pens or fingernails because that can damage your restorations.
  • Maintain good oral hygiene at home.
  • Get regular professional dental check-ups and cleanings.

Treat your restorations well to keep them safeguarding and enhancing your smile.

To learn about our family dentistry practice in Baltimore, call Dental One Associates at Beltway today at (410) 775-5536 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Baltimore. With 12 affiliated practices throughout Maryland, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates at Beltway, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates at Beltway.

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