If you have convinced yourself that cosmetic dentistry is your next adventure it’s time to make a call. Deciding between porcelain veneers or dental crowns isn’t easy.  However, Xceptional Dental does make it easier.

Your San Diego cosmetic dentist is the best person to chat with if you are deciding between porcelain veneers or dental crowns.

Porcelain Veneers or Dental Crowns the Next Step

If you are considering taking the next step because you are continually replacing or renovating restorations, porcelain veneers or dental crowns are an excellent consideration especially if you have old dental bonding repairs and/or restorations.

Dental bonding is reversible and usually the first thing people opt for to repair chips and cracks, but keep in mind it will discolor over time.

While cosmetic dental bonding does last for five to seven years or more, it will stain and crack easier than permanent dental restorations.

Dental Veneers

Veneers take just two appointments and will transform the way you smile. Dr. Janette Larsen is a licensed  professional who is an artist when it comes to restoration placement.

During your dental consultation the team from Xceptional Dental will check your teeth and gums to make sure you are a good fit for veneers. In some cases veneers aren’t the answer because of tooth structure, but that is usually not an issue.

If you are a good fit for veneers your San Diego cosmetic removes a portion of the enamel. This assures a natural looking smile.

A mold of your teeth is taken so that your veneers can be custom made by a ceramicist.

When your veneers are ready, about two weeks, Xceptional Dental checks for fit and color. If the both of you are happy your new restorations are cemented into place.

Dental Crowns

Much like those thin sheets of dental resin they cover the tooth, but actually cap the tooth covering the entire tooth to the top of the root. Veneers only cover the fronts of teeth.

Because they cover more of the tooth more enamel is removed to make way for a perfect fit. Just like veneers you will usually wear temporary restorations because your teeth are unsightly.

Cosmetic crowns are best for people who need more protection and for people who have severely damaged natural teeth. Dental crowns can change the look of your smile and are a permanent alternative to cosmetic dental bonding.

Make the Decision Easier

If you would like to learn more send a direct message. Dr. Larsen will help you make the decision.  Send a text today.