Do you have a damaged tooth that requires restoration, which option do you choose? At The Oasis Dental, we offer two secure and lifelike restoration options: porcelain crowns and porcelain veneers. We can help you enjoy a whole and beautifully restored tooth, but which option will work best for you?
A dental crown is simply a cap that fits over the visible portion of your tooth. The restoration protects the remaining structure while preventing further damage, decay, or even infection. We may recommend a crown for a number of scenarios, including:
- Advanced cavities
- Restoring teeth following root canal therapy
- Completing a dental implant
- Anchoring a dental bridge into place
- Repairing a chipped or cracked tooth
We use porcelain to fabricate them due to this material’s strength and lifelike appearance. The porcelain can withstand bite forces and is also stain-resistant, helping you maintain an attractive and beautiful smile.
Also made from porcelain, a veneer is a very thin shell we place on the front of the tooth. The veneer instantly improves the appearance of the tooth. We often suggest placing veneers in order to:
- Mask teeth stains
- Correct the appearance of minor misalignment
- Repair misshapen, broken, or fractured teeth
- Close gaps between teeth
The process begins with the removal of a thin layer of enamel in order to make room for the veneers. Once an impression of the tooth has been made and the restoration fabricated, we will check the fit and place the restoration with a powerful bonding agent.
Which Will Best Correct My Smile?
The option that will work best for you depends on a number of factors, including your smile goals and the cause of your oral health issues. We will perform a thorough examination to decide works best for you. If you have any questions we will happy to address them.
ABOUT YOUR RIVERSIDE DENTISTS:
With offices throughout Riverside Country, including Corona, Temecula, and Moreno Valley, Riverside Dental Group is happy to provide advanced general, cosmetic, and restorative dentistry services to patients of all ages. To learn more, or to schedule a consultation, call our office today at (951) 689-5031.