Porcelain veneers and crowns can be used to enhance the natural smile for Hanford, California area patients

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Restoring the smile when problems exist is part of restorative and cosmetic dentistry. At Hanford Family Dental Center, in Hanford California. we work closely with individuals to help them decide which treatments are most advantageous for the appearance and health of their smiles. When the teeth have been infected or injured, problems may arise, especially if it occurs on a tooth in the front of the smile. In this case, which treatment is best: dental crowns or porcelain veneers?

Porcelain veneer vs. dental crown

When an anterior tooth is affected in the smile, it is crucial for patients to visit a dentist to discuss their options. Anterior teeth, in most instances, will benefit from the placement of porcelain veneers over dental crowns. This is because a porcelain veneer is a thin facing that covers the natural tooth. It does not add unnecessary bulk to an otherwise thinner tooth than the molars. A porcelain veneer can still take the same impact and chewing forces as a crown, but is better suited for the teeth near the front of the mouth. Crowns are best used in the smile to cover molars which have stronger chewing and biting forces. Crowns cover the entire surface of the tooth, not just the front.

Benefits of porcelain veneers

There are advantages to using porcelain veneers. They:
  • Do not require as much preparation as a dental crown
  • Cover the front of the tooth and can disguise imperfections such as staining or chips
  • Are stain-resistant
  • Are long-lasting, often lasting a decade or longer

Does your front tooth need a crown or a veneer?

Decisions such as this are best made with the assistance of Drs. Nikunj Raiyani and Sukhmani Marwaha of Hanford Family Dental Center. Our staff is committed to ensuring patients are satisfied with the results of the dental work they have chosen. We encourage you and your family to discuss dental work with our professionals by calling (559) 530-8080 today for a consultation visit and initial evaluation appointment. Our practice is conveniently located in Hanford, California at 425 West 7th Street, Suite 104.

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