If you are unhappy with your smile, there a few ways in which you can restore your teeth’s appearance. Your cosmetic dentist has several procedures that can improve your smile and confidence. Two popular options include crowns and veneers. Learn about how these two methods compare with the following overview, and then discuss your options with your cosmetic dentist.
A dental crown, as its name suggests, is like a cap that fits snugly over the tooth. Crowns are often used to cover dental work following a filling or root canal procedure. In these instances, crowns are not cosmetic, but rather improve the tooth’s strength and integrity. Crowns can also be used by a cosmetic dentist to create a different look for your tooth. You may choose a crown for cosmetic reasons if you have:
- Broken teeth
- Cracked or chipped teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Decayed or deadened teeth
Because dental crowns can be made to match the size, shape, and color of your existing teeth, you can easily correct your dental problems and improve your smile.
A dental veneer is another, less extensive, option your cosmetic dentist may recommend in order to restore your smile. Veneers are made of composite or dental porcelain and affix to only the front surface of the tooth; crowns fit over the entire tooth. Veneers are modeled after your existing teeth and have a natural-looking color, creating impressive final results. Dental veneers can correct the appearance of:
- Misshapen teeth
- Severely discolored teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Crooked teeth
- Small teeth
Your cosmetic dentist will help you determine whether crowns or veneers are right for you. There may be certain oral health considerations that make one option the clear choice.
Contact The Smile Design Center and let our cosmetic dentists give you the smile of your dreams. Our general dentists can also help you take good care of your teeth. Call (443) 275-9821 to schedule an appointment at our Baltimore office today.