Crowns vs. Veneers: Which is the Right Choice for You?
Porcelain veneers correct cosmetic flaws in your teeth so you can look your best and smile with confidence. If you’re in need of more restorative care, dental crowns can help protect decayed teeth from further damage. When you’re in need of cosmetic or restorative dental treatment, you may find yourself faced with the question: crowns or veneers?
Dental patients in Queens, Long Island City, and all over NYC can rest easy knowing Astoria Dental Group is here to provide the community with experienced, compassionate care. Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel can answer any questions you have about crowns and veneers as well as guide you to the choice that’s right for you.
What Is a Crown and When Do I Need One?
A dental crown is a cap designed to be the same size and shape as your natural teeth. It is placed over a tooth that has suffered extensive damage or decay. This prevents further damage and restores the tooth’s natural look and function.
This treatment is recommended to patients in order to:
- Cover a severely damaged or discolored tooth
- Restore teeth that are cracked, broken, or worn down
- Protect a weak tooth from further decay
- Hold a dental bridge in place
Your dentist may also place a crown to protect a tooth following another treatment like a root canal procedure.
3 Pros of Dental Crowns
Prevent Future Dental Problems
By covering the entirety of your tooth, dental crowns stop current decay from spreading and prevent future damage. They also decrease the risk of future complications by protecting your remaining healthy tissue.
Replace Missing Teeth
Tooth loss can cause bacterial accumulation around your gums and shifting of your other teeth. Crowns that are supported by dental implants can replace missing teeth entirely, decreasing the risk of gum disease and supporting your jawbone.
Restore Your Smile
Dental crowns restore the function of your teeth, but they also rejuvenate the appearance of your smile. The look and feel of a porcelain crown is like that of your natural teeth, restoring the look and shape of a previously damaged tooth.
How Can Veneers Fix My Smile?
For a fast, adaptable solution to cosmetic flaws, consider porcelain veneers. These thin, naturally colored shells are permanently bonded to your teeth to create your perfect smile.
Your dentist may recommend veneers to fix:
- Broken or chipped teeth
- Discoloration or stains
- Irregularly shaped teeth
- Gaps or uneven spacing
Even though they are thin, veneers are strong and durable. The smooth, polished surface is resistant to stains so your smile will stay bright and beautiful for years to come.
3 Pros of Porcelain Veneers
Fix a Myriad of Flaws
While other cosmetic solutions only fix one problem at a time, veneers are a versatile treatment that can correct multiple problems at once. Stains, gaps, chips, and shapes can all be refurbished in one easy step.
Revitalize Your Natural Look
Porcelain veneers offer you the chance to give your teeth an appearance that is both natural and aesthetically pleasing. Veneers require very little reshaping so with this procedure, you still keep a large portion of your natural teeth.
Enjoy Your Smile for Many Years
Not only are porcelain veneers resistant to chips and stains, but they are also incredibly durable. With proper care and maintenance, veneers can last for 15 years or more, so they are an excellent long-term cosmetic solution.
Financing to Help Keep Treatment Affordable
Choosing the right cosmetic and restorative treatment doesn’t have to be stressful. Thanks to our flexible financing options, Astoria Dental Group can help you with crowns, veneers, and any other dental needs you may have.
Contact Us to Learn More
For over 17 years, Drs. Clifford Degel and Carmen Every-Degel have provided patients with state-of-the-art general, cosmetic, and implant dentistry. Schedule a consultation or call our office at (718) 278-1123 to meet with our friendly and professional team.