Veneers vs. Crowns

Veneers vs. Crowns | MP Dental

If you're not satisfied with the appearance of your smile there are many options for cosmetic dentistry that can deliver the results you desire. For example porcelain veneers and crowns can repair your teeth, while enhancing your smile. At MP Dental, Dr. Marjan Partovi and Dr. Cesar Montalvan create dream smiles for their patients. Learn more here about what crowns and veneers in Manassas, VA can do for you.

What is a Dental Crown?

A dental crown is a restoration that fits over your natural tooth structure like a "cap." It's designed to take the place of your natural tooth, while it protects the integrity of your root. Made of porcelain, a crown is natural looking and aesthetically pleasing, but also very functional. You'll be able to eat, chew, brush and floss like you did with your natural tooth. A crown is typically used to repair a tooth that has been injured, fractured, decayed, or infected beyond the scope of what a dental filling can repair.

What is a Porcelain Veneer?

A dental veneer is best described as a thin layer of porcelain that is designed to fit over your natural tooth structure. Veneers are directly bonded to your tooth, and they're ideal for repairing issues such as:

  • Small chips or fractures
  • Misaligned teeth
  • Wear
  • Discoloration or staining
  • Misshapen teeth
  • Gaps or spacing between teeth

 Veneers can be used to repair one tooth, but they're best utilized for enhancing an entire smile. If you've ever admired those Hollywood smiles, you should know that many of them have been enhanced with porcelain veneers. They're also stain resistant, which means that you won't have to worry about whitening your teeth.

At MP Dental, our doctors are well equipped to help you create the smile of your dreams. Some treatment plans even utilize both crowns and veneers to achieve the desired result. If you've considered improving the appearance of your smile, contact our office today to learn more about how we can help you.