Veneers and Crowns in Laguna Niguel
As we age, it is common for our smile to need maintenance to retain optimal health and beauty. However, it can be difficult to know what the best method to achieve this is. Two common treatments for revitalizing a smile are dental crowns and veneers. With the similarity between them, how can you be sure which one is the best option for your smile?
Niguel Family Dentistry is dedicated to helping you understand your options and select the one that is the best fit for you. Dr. Soraya Mahran and her team provide skilled and gentle treatment to enhance the smiles of Laguna Niguel residents. Schedule a comprehensive consultation today to discover how the right dental approach can give you a smile you’ll be excited to show off.
Dental Veneers: Traditional and Full Veneers
Veneers are thin shells, made of resin or porcelain, that adhere to the surface of your teeth and create a healthy, beautiful appearance. They are designed to match the surrounding teeth in color and design and can be used to hide cosmetic imperfections such as chipped teeth, gaps, or permanent staining.
Most veneers only cover the outward-facing tooth surface. However, full veneers can cover the entire tooth surface, providing complete coverage and cosmetic enhancement.
Types and Applications of Dental Crowns
Unlike veneers, dental crowns are used to protect and strengthen a tooth that has been somehow weakened. They are most often used for a tooth with severe decay, cracks, and fractures, or after a root canal. Crowns can also be added to provide support for a dental bridge.
While crowns are considered a dental restoration, some types also serve an aesthetic function. The three main types of crowns are:
Metal crowns – typically made of gold, a bio-safe metal
Porcelain fused to metal – White porcelain provides an aesthetic advantage, while the metal offers a secure fit
Porcelain crowns – The most aesthetically pleasing option, these crowns are shade-matched to your teeth for discreet protection
Cosmetic vs. Restorative Dentistry: Which Do You Need?
If you are uncertain about which form of treatment you need, Dr. Mahran will consult with you about your situation and help you determine the right course of treatment.
Typically, if the treatment is for cosmetic purposes, veneers will be the better choice. They are less invasive and designed to promote a healthy aesthetic. However, if the tooth is fragile, or in need of protection, a dental crown may be the better option. Ceramic dental crowns provide strength to the tooth while also maintaining an attractive smile, making them a versatile option. Whatever your situation, you can be confident that our office will choose the treatment that best suits your situation.
Patient-Focused Dentistry in Laguna Niguel
At Niguel Family Dentistry, we go the extra mile to ensure that our patients receive the quality care they deserve. From our comfortable, relaxing office atmosphere to our caring and welcoming staff, we make even new patients feel at home here. We are happy to provide exceptional dental service to all Laguna Niguel residents. Call today to schedule a visit to your new dental home!
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