Understanding Porcelain Veneers & Dental Crowns

Crowns and Porcelain Veneers GAOften, patients visit our office unaware of which dental services will best meet their needs. As your trusted dentist in Marietta, GA, we are committed to helping our patients better understand their dental health as well as our available treatment options. Dental crowns and porcelain veneers are two common dental solutions that we recommend to patients. Crowns and veneers are very similar, but serve different purposes within your smile. Here are some things to know about porcelain veneers and dental crowns:

Porcelain Veneers are cosmetic, Dental Crowns are restorative.

Porcelain veneers are typically considered a cosmetic dentistry solution while dental crowns are typically considered a restorative dentistry solution. This means that porcelain veneers are more commonly utilized to help patients improve the appearance of their smile while dental crowns are more commonly utilized to restore the functionality of a broken or damaged tooth. While porcelain veneers can be used to conceal minor blemishes on your dental structures including small chips or cracks, if the dental damage is too severe it may require more extensive care. A dental crown allows your dentist to restore a severely damaged tooth without the need for tooth extraction.

Porcelain Veneers are minimally invasive, Dental Crowns require more enamel removal.

Porcelain veneers are thin porcelain shells designed only to conceal the front-facing portion of your tooth. Dental crowns, on the other hand, are designed to replace the entire exterior of your tooth. Because porcelain veneers are extremely thin, they often only require a small amount of enamel removal to make space in your mouth for the veneer. Dental crowns will require that your dentist shave down your affected tooth to its foundational core to make space for the dental crown. The crown will replace the entire exterior of your tooth and will be supported by the foundational core of your natural tooth beneath it. Once complete, your dental crown will appear to be a completely restored tooth that blends in seamlessly with your smile.

Schedule An Appointment

These two dental services require the consultation of a dental professional. If you are considering your cosmetic dentistry options or are in need of a tooth restoration, we recommend scheduling your consultation with Lost Mountain Dental. We are located in West Cobb County Georgia, and serve the areas of AcworthKennesawPowder Springs, West Marietta, Dallas, and Hiram, GA. Our team of dental professionals will gladly answer any questions you have regarding our dental services and help you determine which treatment plan will best meet your needs.