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Veneers vs Dental Crowns
Great Falls, MT


Image of a woman smiling after getting a dental veneer and crown placed in her mouth, at River's Edge Dental in Great Falls, MT. Both veneers and dental crowns are restoration tools that are used to treat significant damage to the teeth. Your dentist will study the amount of tooth structure required before deciding which of the two options is the best. Veneers and crowns are used for different reasons. Dental crowns, often referred to as tooth caps, cover the entire surface of the tooth, while veneers only partly cover them.

A major factor that dentists consider before deciding between the two is the tooth’s state of health. Dental crowns repair broken teeth while also improving their appearance, but veneers are mostly aesthetic in nature.

Differences Between Veneers and Crowns

Although both crowns and veneers are two entirely different treatments, no one can visually tell the difference between one or the other when they are designed to look just like natural teeth and mimic the appearance of the surrounding teeth. Crowns are often used for front teeth when their structural integrity has been compromised. In other words, if the tooth is cracked, broken off, or has a large cavity, your dentist may recommend a crown.

If your teeth are perfectly healthy but you’re not pleased with their appearance, you may opt for veneers. Most people choose veneers to improve the appearance of their smiles. Veneers cover the front of the teeth and part of the edges while masking the natural teeth behind them. This can enhance the overall color of your enamel.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

Although dental veneers are good for your smile, they don’t serve a functional purpose. If your teeth have been damaged and require repairing, you may need dental crowns. Dentists use it to reinforce fragile or damaged areas around your teeth. They distribute pressure evenly to improve your biting force. An injured tooth may break down if it isn’t reinforced with a dental crown.
Here are just some of the benefits of ceramic crowns
•  Look like real teeth
•  Protect damaged teeth that may have been chipped or damaged
•  Improve the appearance of your tooth while protecting their structure
•  Can last for several years if taken good care of
•  Protect the teeth after a root canal

Types of Dental Crowns

There are several types of dental crowns available, and it can be challenging to figure out which option is best for you. Depending on your needs, you can choose from the following materials for your dental crowns
•  Porcelain
•  Resin
•  Porcelain and metal hybrids
•  Metals
•  Stainless steel

Don’t know which option is best for you? Consider making an appointment at River's Edge Dental so an expert dentist can give you recommendations. You can also get same day crowns and quickly get back to your life without disrupting your routine. Call now at (406) 315-5882, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.
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