A smile makeover is a great way to transform teeth and gums so they appear more aesthetically pleasing. Oral health and function can also be improved and re-achieved if lost. That said, it can be helpful to get familiar with the process and what it entails prior to getting started. Outlined below are a few questions…
Smile Makeover: Crowns or Veneers?
Deciding to get a smile makeover is something many people consider at one point or another. It is not only easier than ever to undergo makeover treatments, but many treatments can also be completed in just one or two dental appointments. This makes it necessary to understand the different choices available. Ready to learn more about two popular smile makeover options?
Choosing smile makeover options
Wondering how to choose a smile makeover option? It is first necessary to understand the different cosmetic options available and how they work to improve one’s smile. For example, dental crowns are often used to restore damaged teeth and can improve the appearance and shape of one’s teeth. Dental veneers are also a common makeover option, as they can be used to improve the appearance of one’s teeth. Teeth whitening is another option that helps improve the shade of the teeth.
Crowns are a restoration option and are commonly used in the smile makeover process. They completely surround a tooth and are often used to restore a tooth once it has been damaged, but can also be used purely for cosmetic reasons. Crowns are available in all-porcelain and all-ceramic materials. According to the American Dental Association, a crown is a good way to cover teeth that are discolored or badly shaped.
Dental crowns have many cosmetic uses. Some of the more popular reasons people are choosing crowns to makeover their smile include a desire to have straighter teeth, to close the gaps in between the teeth, to cover up deep stains or because one or more of the teeth have been damaged and are in need of repair.
Veneers are thin ceramic shells that are custom-made for every patient undergoing the smile makeover process. They are bonded to the teeth with a goal of repairing any imperfections and transforming the smile into one that looks appealing. Examples of imperfections include minimally crooked teeth, stained teeth, gaps in between the teeth, chipped teeth, broken teeth and improving the look of irregularly shaped teeth.
Dental veneers have many cosmetic uses. Those who choose this smile makeover option do so to experience one or more of the following benefits – cover up intrinsic stains, make minimally crooked teeth look straighter, make short teeth look longer, close gaps in between the teeth and cover up any chips or cracks in a tooth.
Dental crowns or dental veneers?
Ready to get a smile makeover? If after reading the above information it is determined that crowns and/or veneers will improve your smile, know that these procedures can often be done in only one or two dental appointments. The next decision that needs to be made is whether crowns or veneers are the better choice. Know that some patients will choose both options, as everyone who signs up for a makeover will have a personalized treatment plan made. Reach out today to learn more!
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