If you’re dealing with dental imperfections, there are lots of great procedures that can help you get the beautiful smile you want. Understanding how each of them works is essential to making an informed decision you can commit to for the rest of your life.
Veneers are a thin layer of porcelain that gets attached to the front surface of a natural tooth. They can provide a significant change in your smile’s appearance in just one visit.
This common cosmetic dentistry procedure can be used to change the appearance of 1-2 teeth, or even a more extensive make-over. In either case, the veneers are custom-made to match your tooth shade, size, and general smile goals.
Dental crowns are caps used to cover a natural tooth. Think of them as “hats” that can change a tooth’s appearance, and restore its strength.
Crowns can be made from metals, porcelain, resin, or a combination of materials. Like veneers, they are custom-made to suit the rest of your teeth, leading to a natural restoration.
The answer depends on your specific case. For instance, if you have healthy teeth but want to change their appearance, veneers are a great choice for you.
If you only want to change the appearance of 1-2 teeth, which may also be dealing with some damage like chips, then dental crowns are the appropriate solution.
But, you don’t have to decide on your own. Our Wausau dentist will help you make an informed decision both for your oral health and smile aesthetics.