Crowns and porcelain veneers are cosmetic dentistry treatments used in smile makeovers, but how do you know which is right for you? While both methods can change the appearance of your teeth, crowns can strengthen their structure. Crowns cover your entire tooth; veneers are bonded only to the front of the teeth. As part of a comprehensive full mouth treatment plan, Drs. Fulton and Sargent may recommend either or both of these treatments, depending upon the condition of your teeth.
Crowns and veneers improve the appearance of your smile by changing the shape, size and color of your teeth. After an evaluation of your oral health, Drs. Fulton and Sargent will be able to determine which of these treatments is right for you:
Crowns restore chewing function to a chipped, broken or severely decayed tooth. They may also be utilized to restore a dental implant or root canal. Custom designed to match the surrounding teeth and your bite, crowns are durable and typically last for decades.
Veneers deliver aesthetic improvement. They are designed to makeover the appearance of your teeth without additional procedures, such as whitening or straightening. When no structural concerns are present, Drs. Fulton and Sargent can use veneers to improve worn or stained enamel, uneven shapes and sizes, or poorly contoured smiles.
To learn whether you are a good candidate for either of these cosmetic dentistry treatments, call our office to schedule a consultation with our doctors.