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Veneers vs Dental Crowns
Battle Ground, WA

Image of a dental professional discussing veneers vs dental crowns, at Excel Dental in Battleground, WA. If you’re struggling with chipped and discolored teeth, or want to hide significant damage to your teeth, consider dental restoration procedures. The best two procedures are dental crowns and veneers. They can improve the overall appearance and look of your teeth. As they seem to offer the same benefits, many patients assume both procedures are the same. However, there are significant differences between them.

At Excel Dental, we specialize in both procedures. The right treatment is suggested after a comprehensive assessment of the patient. Nonetheless, to help you develop a good understanding, we will discuss the difference between veneers and dental crowns.

What are Veneers?

A dental veneer is a thin shell-like covering made of porcelain or any other material bonded carefully onto the front of the existing tooth. It is only 1 mm in thickness. Whether you have chipped, gapped, crooked, or protruding teeth, a veneer can hide any irregularities while enhancing your self-confidence instantly.

In this dental restoration method, the tooth is first prepared for veneer placement. Dr. Burke Jardine administers the procedure. First, the dentist files down the damaged tooth’s enamel. The amount of enamel filed varies from patient to patient and the type of veneer you choose. Once the enamel is filed, it is easier to bond the veneer to the tooth because the cement sticks best on a rough surface.

What Are Dental Crowns?

In comparison to veneers, dental crowns don’t just cover the front of the tooth. They are used for covering the entire tooth. Hence, more of the tooth is filed down for proper crown placement. Dental crowns are best for restoring teeth that are damaged and decayed badly, fractured, or cracked.

Other reasons why you might need a dental crown are:
•  Protecting a worn-down or weak tooth, ensuring they don’t break or crack later.

•  Restoring a broken tooth and rebuilding its strength.

•  Providing support to the damaged tooth that has a large dental filling.

•  Ensuring dental bridges are placed perfectly.

•  Covering discolored teeth, a dental implant, or a tooth after a root canal treatment.

Benefits of Ceramic Crowns

Dental crowns are made to match your teeth for a seamlessly natural smile. You can choose from various materials according to your budget and aesthetics. These include, but are not limited to, stainless steel, all-metal, and porcelain fused with metal. However, the most popular are ceramic crowns, largely because of their benefits.

Some of the top benefits of ceramic crowns are:
•  They are durable and last longer while providing superior protection against degraded and stained teeth.

•  They look natural and visually appealing. No one can guess you have a dental crown.

•  There is no risk of allergies which are common with metal crowns.

Placing Dental Crowns

Unlike a dental veneer, a crown is 2milimeter thick and encases the entire tooth. It works like a cap. As it is thicker and provides complete coverage, the enamel is filed down more for crown placement.

Moreover, if you’re getting a dental crown because of tooth decay, the dentist will remove the decayed part before placing the crown. Next, they will rebuild the tooth to some extent to support the crown. After that, Dr. Jardine will cement the crown for a secure fit.

Get Quality Restorations By Experienced Dentists

Improve your smile and disguise dental irregularities by getting dental crowns or veneers. Call Excel Dental at (360) 369-3930 and talk to Dr. Burke Jardine or Dr. Jardine. Set an appointment with our dentist for an oral assessment. We’ll suggest which dental restorative procedure will suit you the best.

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