Family and Cosmetic Dentist - Livonia
31574 Schoolcraft Road
Livonia, MI 48150
The role of both porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers is to cover existing teeth with attractive outer shells, resulting in straighter, more even teeth and a beautiful smile. But when do you need porcelain crowns, and when will veneers suffice? A dental crown fits over your whole tooth to serve as a completely new outer surface. Its strength makes it especially applicable for teeth such as molars, which are subject to significant chewing and biting forces.
Dental veneers, on the other hand, are thin "shells" of porcelain or ceramic that are bonded onto the front side of a tooth (the side that shows when you smile) to cosmetically correct tooth imperfections.
A dental crown may be recommended in the following situations:
A dental veneer is often applied:
Come in and ask us which smile solution may be appropriate for your particular dental improvement.