2019 is mere weeks away! Is the New Year your opportunity to improve your smile? Resolutions aside, your smile and dental health should be a top priority. A new year may be the perfect motivation for renewing your teeth and gums.
Are you wondering how you can get the smile you have been dreaming about? An in-person consultation is necessary to make custom recommendations, but two popular and versatile restorations are porcelain veneers and tooth crowns. They enhance the appearance of your teeth and may improve your dental health as well. Please read below for the details.
"How are Crowns and Veneers Different?"
At our practice, both veneers and crowns look like real teeth, but without any flaws or discoloration. They work with your smile to enhance your appearance and are tailored to the shade of your teeth. Their differences can be summed up in the following way:
Porcelain veneers: Thin, lifelike pieces of porcelain placed over the front surface of teeth.
Dental crowns: Tooth restorations that look like the crown of a natural tooth. They cover more surface area than a veneer.
Please visit our before-and-after gallery to see examples of both. For some people, it makes sense to use a combination of crowns and veneers to obtain the best possible results.
Rest assured, our dentists in the Denver area will make sure you know each and every option available to you – crowns, veneers or otherwise. First we want to discuss your goals with you. Let us know what changes you would like to see and what areas of your smile you'd like to improve. Our experienced dentists will help you choose from a range of options, with the goal of improving the aesthetics, function and health of your teeth and gums.
How a Tooth Crown Restores Your Smile
Dental crowns are made to mimic the shape, contours and form of a natural tooth crown, which is the portion of the tooth visible above the gums. Dental crowns look like a small cap that fits on top of the tooth, and in fact you may hear people refer to them as "caps." Some of their uses include protecting and restoring:
- Broken teeth
- Worn teeth
- Decayed teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Teeth that have been treated with root canal therapy
- Teeth with large dental fillings needing to be replaced
Additionally, when attached to a dental implant, crowns are used to replace a missing tooth.
Smile Enhancement with Porcelain Veneers
Like crowns, veneers improve the appearance of damaged teeth. They are placed over the front surface only, and cannot restore the chewing surface the way a crown can. Porcelain veneers are versatile and have many purposes, including to conceal:
- Chipped teeth
- Gaps between teeth
- Worn teeth
- Small teeth
- Short teeth
- Misshapen teeth
- Discolored teeth
Veneers are also customizable. The shape and shade creates the type of smile that you will love. Our experienced, award-winning dentists will help you choose from the options.
Experienced Guidance on Your Side
To learn more about dental crowns, veneers and other cosmetic dentistry treatments that may be right for you, please call Aspenwood Dental Associates and Colorado Dental Implant Center in Aurora at 303-751-3321. For decades we have proudly provided the Denver area with effective, caring dentistry. We look forward to discussing your smile goals for 2019.