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Veneers vs. Dental Crowns
Ann Arbor, MI

Image of a dental professional placing a veneer in a patient's mouth, at Greashaber Dentistry in Ann Arbor, MI. Crowns and veneers are effective dental restoration procedures that enhance the appearance and functionality of your teeth. While they both look similar, they have different purposes. The major difference is that veneers restore the front of your teeth, while crowns cover the outer part of the tooth. Since dental procedures can be costly, it is important to fully understand both veneers and dental crowns and how they can benefit you, in order to make the right decision. Placing dental crowns and veneers is a complex process that must be conducted by experienced dentists.

At Greashaber Dentistry, our skilled dentists, Dr. Greashaber and , can guide you by highlighting the main differences and determine which one suits you the most after a full dental examination. We also help you understand the benefits of ceramic crowns and other types of crowns and veneers to ensure you are aware of the options.

What Are Veneers?

Veneers are designed to cover the front of your teeth and focus on enhancing the aesthetics. The procedure of veneers is less invasive than dental crowns since most of the original tooth is left intact. The dentist grounds down 0.5 mm of the enamel present on the tooth’s front surface to roughen the surface to add the bonding for the veneer. Certain kinds of veneers don’t even require a lot of tooth grinding. However, you would still require local anesthetic for this procedure. To be a good candidate for veneers, the front of the tooth must have sufficient enamel to ensure the veneer is properly bonded.

Benefits of Veneers

Veneers offer a range of advantages, including:
•  They create a more natural look
•  These are more compatible with the gums
•  They are stain-resistant
•  You have the choice to select the right color to make your teeth look whiter

What Are Dental Crowns?

Dental crowns are created to provide a full covering for the teeth. The procedure requires more preparation as the tooth must be grounded or filed down to place the crown. The dentist will need to conduct more work in case of tooth decay by removing all of the decayed parts before placing the crown. You will be given a local anesthetic before this dental procedure.

Benefits of Dental Crowns

There are multiple advantages of dental crowns, including:
•  More support for teeth with severe decay or damage
•  Can properly cover a dental implant
•  Provide better holding for a broken or cracked tooth
•  They are long-lasting based on maintenance
•  Enhances the appearance of the tooth by changing color or shape

Veneers and crowns are both effective treatments to repair and enhance the overall look and function of the teeth. When deciding, consider your goal and the benefits of both treatments. Veneers are usually considered for cosmetic improvements, and crowns are ideal for improving the functionality of the teeth.Greashaber Dentistry offers both options based on your situation and preferences. Our dentists will help you weigh the pros and cons to find the solution that is best for your overall dental health. We also provide same-day crown treatment. Give us a call to book your initial consultation at (734) 662-1113.
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