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Veneers vs Dental Crowns
Brea, CA

Image of a dental professional discussing veneers vs dental crowns, at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry in Brea, CA. Dental irregularities and imperfections such as discolored, stained, or chipped teeth can lower self-esteem. Hence, you may feel uncomfortable when you smile or speak in public. However, there are dental procedures to fix these problems non-invasively. At Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry, you can get dental veneers to disguise different types of tooth imperfections with minimal discomfort or pain.

What Are Veneers?

Dental veneers are customized tooth-colored-like thin shells. They are bonded carefully and permanently to the front surface of the damaged or decayed teeth to restore their visual appearance. The color, size, length, and shape of veneers are custom-made for a perfect smile. However, the most popular types of veneers are porcelain and composite.

Patients prefer porcelain because they look natural. Moreover, they are also excellent in durability and stain-resistant. However, placing them firmly on top of the damaged teeth requires a special polishing paste, which makes the preparation and application procedure slightly longer. Nonetheless, they are biocompatible, so the veneers do not affect the gum tissue. On the other hand, composite resin veneers are popular because they require minimal removal of the enamel for placement, so they are bonded fast.

What Problems Can Veneers Correct?

Dr. Michael Han and recommend getting veneers for various oral health issues.

Dental veneers are best for:
•  Discolored teeth due to root canal treatment

•  Excessive fluoride, tea stains, or large resin fillings

•  Broken teeth

•  Chipped or crooked teeth

•  Misaligned, imperfect, and irregularly shaped teeth

•  Gaps between teeth

•  Prevent tooth sensitivity

•  Smaller than average teeth

Differences Between Crowns and Veneers

Though both dental procedures are for smile enhancement and teeth restoration, they are quite different in how they look and fit. A dental crown covers the entire tooth, while a veneer only covers the front. Veneers look more aesthetically appealing than dental crowns because they show very little gum margin.

Likewise, dental veneers are budget-friendly. Furthermore, the procedure for veneers is simple and faster than for crowns. As a veneer is a thin shell, very little enamel is removed. In other words, veneers require less tooth reduction than full dental crown coverage preparation.

Dental crowns are suitable for patients with a large filling or who have had a root canal treatment. It is because, in such situations, tooth enamel is more compromised. Therefore, it needs greater protection. However, a dental veneer may be a good option if your tooth is mostly intact but needs slight corrections or you’re dealing with sensitivity. Veneers are also preferred over crowns because they are low maintenance and can drastically enhance the smile. Though crowns are comparatively more durable than veneers, if you get regular checkups and practice good oral hygiene, veneers can last surprisingly long.

Talk to Our Experienced Dentists to Discuss Your Case

Talk to experienced and knowledgeable dentists at Brea Implant & Cosmetic Dentistry by calling (657) 341-0808. Our dentists will examine your oral health and dental problems to determine which restorative procedure suits you.


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