Porcelain Veneers vs. Dental Crowns

Dentist in Toledo

In our Toledo, Ohio dental office, we offer a wide range of dental services to meet the needs of our patients. Two common dental services that we offer are porcelain veneers and dental crowns. While these two services may seem very similar, they actually serve different needs within your smile. Learn more about porcelain veneers and dental crowns below:

Porcelain Veneers

Porcelain veneers are considered a cosmetic dentistry solution. This is because they aim to alter and improve the overall appearance of your smile. If you have small smile blemishes like chips or misshapen teeth, porcelain veneers can be used to correct problematic teeth within your smile for a more uniform look. Additionally, if you have tried removing stains within your smile using teeth whitening solutions, you may find that some stains are more stubborn than others when it comes to removal. To help with this, porcelain veneers can be used to cover up stubborn stains that would be otherwise permanent. A porcelain veneer is a thin shell used to cover only the front-facing portion of your tooth. It requires only a small amount of enamel removal via a minimally invasive procedure. They are durable and highly stain resistant, offering many years of beautiful smiles with proper dental care. If you are interested in getting porcelain veneers in the Perrysburg, OH, Sylvania Township, OH and Toledo, OH area, schedule an appointment with Hires Dental Care.

Dental Crowns

Dental crowns are considered a restorative dentistry solution. This is because they not only repair the appearance of a broken tooth but they also restore the tooth’s functionality. When you have a severely chipped or cracked tooth, you may require restorative dentistry services to revitalize your smile following dental damage. While cosmetic services are perfect for concealing minor blemishes, solutions like dental crowns go above and beyond their capability in restoring your bite pattern. A dental crown is designed to fit over a foundational post of your natural tooth. This means the entire exterior of the tooth will be replaced by the crown, not just the front-facing portion as with a porcelain veneer. This procedure is more invasive because it requires more enamel removal from the affected tooth. However, patients appreciate dental crowns because they allow them to correct a damaged tooth without the need for a tooth extraction. Hires Dental Care offers various types of dental crowns and your dentist will make the appropriate recommendation for your oral health needs and cosmetic goals as needed.

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