Do I need porcelain veneers or dental crowns to restore my tooth?

By henley.tabal
July 15, 2022

young woman with beautiful smile on grey wallAt Montefiore Medical Center, we have a variety of dental treatments used to improve the health and appearance of the smile. This includes restorative dentistry solutions, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns. Because there are many ways to repair damaged teeth, patients must take time to learn about their options and find the one most appropriate for their needs. We encourage patients to ask our team about veneers and crowns to better understand their purpose.

Do I need porcelain veneers or dental crowns to restore my tooth?

Tooth restoration is achieved through various means, including porcelain veneers and dental crowns. The best option for you will depend on your tooth’s specific condition and your treatment goals.

If you have a chipped or cracked tooth, porcelain veneers may be the best option to repair the damage and improve the appearance of your smile. Veneers are thin shells of ceramic material bonded to your tooth’s front surface. These correct cosmetic concerns, such as chips, cracks, stains, and misshapen teeth.

Dental crowns are another option for restoring damaged teeth. A crown is a “cap” covering the entire tooth, down to the gum line. Crowns are made from various materials, including porcelain, ceramic, and metal. They are typically used to restore teeth with severe decay or injury damage.

Do veneers and crowns look fake?

Today’s dentistry allows providers to create customized restorations that look just like a patient’s natural teeth. When our team makes a porcelain veneer or dental crown, it is created to match the patient’s existing smile. The teeth’s shape, size, and color are used to fabricate the restoration to ensure it blends in seamlessly when bonded in place.

Schedule an appointment with the team at Montefiore Medical Center

If you are considering tooth restoration, it is critical to consult with a qualified dentist to discuss your options and find the best solution for your needs. Montefiore Medical Center has 11 convenient locations throughout the community, and can be reached to book an appointment at any one of these practices by calling 888-700-6623.

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