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Keeping your teeth healthy can be a chore. The first thing you should do is to make sure you practice good dental hygiene such as brushing and flossing your teeth daily while scheduling dental visits regularly. Having healthy teeth doesn’t always mean you have perfectly, white, and attractive looking teeth. One way to resolve teeth that are not living up to your standards or if you have a bad tooth is through getting porcelain veneers or crowns.

Improve your smile by improving your teeth

If you have discolored, uneven looking teeth, should you smile less? Of course not. If your teeth look unattractive, you can do something about it instead of smiling less. Remember, your smile is the best accessory you can wear so smile! As for your uneven, unattractive looking teeth, there are a lot of dental procedures that you can do to improve the look and function of your teeth. Two of the most common dental restoration methods include porcelain veneers or crowns. Dental restoration may cost a lot, so it is important that you know which option is best for you.

Porcelain veneers

A porcelain veneer is a thin layer of porcelain applied to the front surface of your tooth. Its main function is to enhance your smile by improving your teeth’s appearance. Veneers are perfect for patients with unevenly spaced teeth, broken or chipped teeth, stained or irregular shape teeth. Porcelain veneers can allow a patient to have whiter looking teeth and can even give a crook tooth an illusion of being straight. Veneers also give protection to the underlying tooth plus no one can tell you are wearing veneers at all because they look natural.

Dental crowns

If your tooth is damaged, a dental crown is a great alternative in restoring your tooth. Crowns, unlike porcelain veneer that covers only the front of your existing tooth, they cover the whole tooth. It can be made from all porcelain, porcelain infused to a metal alloy or an all-metal alloy. A dental crown is a good option because it provides a range of dental solutions such as:

  • Gives support to a tooth that has been damage by decay
  • Protects a tooth from being damage further
  • Holds a severely cracked or broken tooth together
  • Covers a dental implant
  • Improves the tooth’s appearance

Dental crowns are good options for people who want something durable because they can last for up to 15 years.

Porcelain veneers or dental crowns for you?

Both of these dental procedures can improve your teeth’s appearance and smile in the process. Your self-esteem and confidence will surely increase if you choose to do either one of these methods. Your option will only be determined by your own preference and budget. Veneers are less expensive compared to crowns, but crowns can offer protection when needed. However, it is best if you talk with your dentist first as they can help you identify which procedure is best for you given your current situation and dental health. For more information on veneers or crowns, contact us at Centreville Dentistry.

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