Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH offers multiple cosmetic dentistry procedures for creating remarkable smiles. Two of the most popular are crowns and porcelain veneers.
Many patients, however, don’t understand the difference between the two. Generally, a crown strengthens a compromised tooth while a veneer is used mainly for cosmetic improvements.
A dental crown covers the entire visible part of the tooth. A veneer is an ultra-thin layer for the front of a tooth. Veneers are made of several layers of extremely strong ceramic laminate. Crowns can be made of all porcelain (ceramic), porcelain fused to metal, or gold.
Both crowns and veneers are affixed to the tooth with a special adhesive. Crowns and veneers are durable and can last many years if properly cared for, though they are not stronger than natural enamel.
Both of these procedures improve the tooth aesthetically, but dental crowns are typically a better solution for a tooth that has been compromised by decay, damage, or a root canal. Veneers can fix the shape of a tooth, fix a minor crack, cover stains, or straighten the appearance of teeth that are slightly misaligned.
Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are among the cosmetic dentistry procedures available at Vanguard Dental Group in Derry NH. We also offer pediatric dentistry and many other services. Schedule an appointment with us today.
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