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Which Is Better for Me: Veneers or Crowns?

February 14, 2020
Posted By: Dr. Robert Rahm
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At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we see many patients who want to fix smile flaws to improve their appearance. When it comes to our front teeth that are visible when we smile or talk, even minor imperfections can have an impact. If you've been worried about a chipped tooth or a severely discolored tooth, or how your tooth is sized or shaped, consider giving Dr. Robert Rahm a call so we can go over all your smile options. 

How Can I Benefit From Cosmetic Dentistry?

We frequently see patients who already have a specific procedure in mind for enhancing their smiles, and often they consider veneers or dental crowns. Both of these dental prosthetics can vastly improve your smile; there are notable differences between both that patients should consider when weighing their options. 

At Chesterfield Valley Dental, we value patient education and believe that patients are more satisfied with results if they know exactly what to expect. 

What to Know About Veneers in Chesterfield

Veneers are custom-fabricated thin pieces of porcelain or composite material that are bonded to the front surface of your tooth. Dr. Rahm may recommend veneers to help improve the symmetry and balance of your smile.

This approach is excellent for front-facing teeth and can address minor smile flaws like chips, cracks, heavy discoloration, and gaps between teeth. With proper care, veneers can last for many years. 

Understanding Dental Crowns

Unlike veneers, which only cover the front of your tooth, dental crowns cover the entire surface all the way to your gumline. This dental prosthetic serves to protect and stabilize weakened and damaged teeth, so this is an excellent approach to treating cracked, fractured, and broken teeth. Dental crowns also protect large fillings.

Since dental crowns seal your tooth, they prevent infection or decay from occurring. We frequently recommend them after a root canal to avoid additional diseases or bacteria from entering the tooth. 

Are You Considering Crowns or Veneers?

The best way to make sure which option is right for you is by giving us a call to schedule a dental check-up. Call us today; we look forward to treating your smile!

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